A fun, guided tour to the mining ghost towns along Ouray County Road 31 – going back in time to learn about the mining legacy in our watershed
NOTE: This tour may be postponed or cancelled due to public health concerns related to COVID-19 levels in the community. This will be determined by 10 days before the tour date.
UWP is bringing back this popular trip guided by Don Paulson – author, historian and curator of the Ouray Historical Society. Come learn about our mining history and water quality issues in the upper Uncompahgre River Watershed.
Who can come: Everyone of all ages, as long as parents accompany children. Registration is required; releases will need to be signed by all.
What to bring: snowshoes, cross country or touring gear, appropriate clothing & accessories to keep you comfy & happy, lunch, water, sunscreen, friends, kids, but please leave your furry friends at home
What we’ll bring: warm drinks and cookies to complement your lunch
Cost: a $35 donation ($20 for full-time students) is requested to support our organizations, UWP & OCHS (please bring on day of tour)
Meeting Place: Ouray Visitor Center, 1230 Main St., Ouray
Backup date: in the event of inclement weather, we will notify registrants by the night before the tour, and postpone the tour to Saturday, Feb. 19.
Please register early (spots fill up): Please fill out the form below. Payment will be taken online by credit card one week before the tour, or can be made by cash or check on the day of the tour.