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Ouray is located in the mountains of Southwestern Colorado on US Hwy 550, 70 miles north of Durango and 98 miles south of Grand Junction. The portion of Hwy 550 between Silverton and Ouray is referred to as the Million Dollar Highway.

Travel to Ouray by automobile or fly into one of several nearby locations.


The closest regional airports are located in Montrose (40 miles), Grand Junction (100 miles) or Durango (80 miles).


Major airports are located at Denver (342 miles), Albuquerque, NM (285 miles), and Salt Lake City, UT (383 miles). 


Car rentals are available at all of these airports.



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Driving from Denver, Colorado


US285 south to US 50 west across Monarch Pass to US 550 south




I70 west to Grand Junction, then US 50 South through Montrose onto US 550 south.

Driving from Salt Lake City, Utah


6 h 4 min (378.6 mi) 
via US-6 E and I-70 E

Driving from Albuquerque, New Mexico


I25 north to US550 North

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