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Getting There -- By Car -- U.S. 550 runs through the heart of Ouray, paralleling the Uncompahgre River and connecting it with Durango to the south and Montrose to the north. As you enter town from the north, the highway becomes Main Street. Above Third Avenue, U.S. 550 begins its climb up switchbacks to the Million Dollar Highway.

Visitor Information -- Stop at the Ouray Visitor Center beside the Ouray Hot Springs Pool, on U.S. 550 at the north end of town, open from 9am to 5pm Monday through Wednesday, 9am to 7pm Thursday through Saturday, and 10am to 4pm Sunday; or contact the Ouray Chamber Resort Association, P.O. Box 145, Ouray, CO 81427 (tel. 800/228-1876 or 970/325-4746; www.ouraycolorado.com).

Fast Facts -- The post office is at 620 Main St.; contact the U.S. Postal Service (tel. 800/275-8777; www.usps.com) for hours and additional information.

Special Events -- Ouray Ice Festival, mid-January; the Artists' Alpine Holiday, August; Oktoberfest, early October.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.