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  • Four-wheeling on Imogene Pass

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    Imogene Pass, on the border between San Miguel and Ouray Counties, is classified as a Class 4 (very difficult) four-wheel drive trail. In 1903 striking miners in Telluride were forced to leave San Miguel County, and a small gun station was built at the top of the 13,000-foot pass to keep the miners out.
    Four-wheeling on Imogene Pass
  • Ouray County

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    Ouray County in southwestern Colorado is named for Chief Ouray, one of the most prominent leader of the Tabeguache Utes in the nineteenth century.
    Ouray County
  • Ouray County on Google Map

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    Ouray County lies in southwest Colorado and encompasses a diverse landscape, including the headwaters of the Uncompahgre River in the high country of the San Juan Mountains, the broad mesas of the Uncompahgre Plateau region, and the valley of the Uncompahgre River.
    Ouray County on Google Map
  • Yankee Boy Basin

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    Yankee Boy Basin is an alpine basin in the Uncompahgre National Forest of Ouray County. From mid-July to early August, the basin offers spectacular wildflower displays. Country Road 361 (high-clearance vehicles recommended) runs from the town of Ouray to the basin. At the basin the road turns into a hiking trail that leads to Mt Sneffels (14,150 feet), the fourth tallest peak in the San Juan Mountains.
    Yankee Boy Basin
  • Beaumont Hotel's Lobby

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    This twelve-room boutique hotel was built in 1886 at the height of the Ouray County gold boom. The Beaumont Hotel has welcomed such famous guests as US Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Herbert Hoover, King Leopold of Belgium, and Oprah Winfrey. Recent restorations modernized the entire structure while preserving the property's historical grandeur.
    Beaumont Hotel's Lobby
  • Camp Bird Mine

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    The Camp Bird Mine was discovered by Thomas F. Walsh in 1896. It was one of the most productive gold mines in Ouray County.
    Camp Bird Mine

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