- The list below includes 48 free or cheap things to do in or near Ouray, Colorado, including 33 different types of inexpensive activities like Hiking Trails, Hot Springs & Geysers, National & State Parks and Breweries.
- From Yankee Boy Basin to Box Canyon City Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Ouray and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Telluride, Ridgway and Silverton.
Featuring 8-miles of easy to moderate hiking at breath-taking elevations, Bear Creek National Recreation Trail, is a must-visit destination for outdoor enthusiasts. At elevations up to 9,200 feet, the trail leads visitors to two historic gold mines and offers unparalleled scenery.
Animus Forks is an old and abandoned mining town which serves as a tourist attraction today owing to the fact that most of its original structures are still intact and open for exploration by the visitors. The site also offers panoramic views of the surrounding Rockies.
When you visit Ouray Alchemist Museum, you are transported back in time to learn about the history of alchemy and the pharmaceutical industry in the old west. The highlight is a personalized tour of the museum to see the artifacts that have been collected for a lifetime.