My family visited Ouray a couple years ago while on a trip in the south-western corner of Colorado. While I have never been to Europe, as we entered Ouray, I could have sworn we were transported to the Swiss Alps. The mountains in Ouray look almost nothing like the normal Rockies in the rest of the state. Highly pointed and jagged, the mountain views in Ouray are some of the most beautiful I've ever seen. Not only is this town picturesque, it also has a rich history and countless activities for all four seasons.