The historic city of Ouray is located just a short hour's drive (50 miles) from Telluride. Ouray claims itself as the "Switzerland of America" and is set in a box canyon similar to the one in Telluride. A trip to Ouray is not complete without a stop at the sulfur-free Hot Springs Swimming Pool. Open year round there are actually five different pools to explore; the newest even features a slide! A great day trip from Telluride, it's ideal for the entire family. After a soak and swim, grab dinner at one of the restaurants that line Main Street and don't miss Mouses Chocolates Inc, for dessert and coffee!