Eight blocks long by eight blocks wide, tucked at the end of a narrow valley in the San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado, the National Historic District of Ouray sits waiting to show off her Victorian architecture. There is a walking tour of the town that showcases many of the historical buildings. There are also some photographs of a few of these structures.
The walking tour is a very pleasant walk along a few of Ouray's city blocks and can be an enjoyable afternoon activity; it is also one of the free things to do in Ouray all year round.
For those who prefer to be pampered, the Ouray County Historical Society now offers private guided walking tours of Ouray. They last 1-2 hrs and focus on both the Victorian homes near Main Street and the 19th Century commercial buildings on Main street. The tour guides discuss 36 separate buildings. This is a great way to learn about the history of Ouray. These private tours cost $10 per person (12 years and older) with a minimum number of four persons. Children under 12 are free. Contact the museum at 970-325-4576 to set up your own private walking tour of Ouray led by knowledgeable museum volunteers.
The people that work at our hotel in Ouray would be delighted to provide you with the Walking Tour upon arrival or we would work to coordinate a time to set up a private tour with the Ouray Museum.