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Today, the entirety of Main Street in Ouray is registered as a National Historic District with most of the buildings dating back to the late 1800s.A detailed walking tour provided by Ouray Chamber Resort Association as well as interpretive signs along the street explain the history and architectural details of many of these buildings.
Tour guides will take you deep into an actual mine and help you understand just how tough it was to be a miner at the turn of the 20th century.
To get to Cascade Falls, located at the east end of 8th Avenue, take a short, quarter-mile hike up toward the mountain range.
Turn the corner and you'll immediately see the stunning waterfall crashing over the rock wall — another stunning Ouray sight to behold.
And with Ouray's wide range of outdoor sights and activities, it has always been a popular destination.
The town of Ouray is named after a Ute Indian Chief, Chief Ouray.