- 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.
The Palm Theatre is Telluride's venue for seeing a wide variety of performances, both live and on-screen. Theater, music, dance and even live transmissions from the Metropolitan Opera and London National Theatre are among the offerings.
Visitors can explore the history, food, and drinks of the historic downtown at Telluride Food Tours. The tour lasts three hours and provides samples of appetizers, meals, and cocktails of the local businesses in town.
The Aspen Light Glass Studio & Gallery is a fused art glass studio that features artwork from Diane Quarles. The gallery also has a store that sells glass jewelry, home decor, and decorative outdoor art.
RIGS Adventure CO is a fishing and rafting outfitter that provides an array of products and services. The company features a fly fishing shop and guide service, and also charters white water rafting, kayaking, tubing, and other trips.
The Ridgway Railroad Museum contains display kiosks of the region's railroad history, railroad lanterns, and model cases in its interior exhibit area. The location also maintains a restored caboose and an old motor vehicle.
Deb's Livery offers guided mountain trail rides on gentle, well-conditioned horses. A family-focused livery, Deb's offers 'buddy seats' so that small children can safely ride with parents. The rides offer scenic woodland views.