The historic city of Ouray is located just a short hour's drive (50 miles) from Telluride. Ouray'a claim to fame is being the "Little Switzerland of America" and is set in a box canyon similar to Telluride. Visitors will enjoy the thermal activity at the local Ouray Hot Springs swimming pool (open all year) and Vapor Caves. Take a beautiful, historic drive or four-wheel adventure over to Telluride along Yankee Boy Basin and the Imogene Pass. The original True Grit was filmed in this area in 1968 and included scenes in the city of Ouray and most notably, the interior of the Ouray County Courthouse. Visit our mountain neighbors in Ouray for the perfect day trip from Telluride.