Shopping in Ouray is a real treat. The charming old mining town has, as one can guess a wide variety of beautiful gems and stones. Whether you prefer your minerals in jewelry or by themselves for collection or display, one can amuse himself for hours looking through the rock shops in Ouray. But, there's more to it than just rocks, Ouray is filled with art-galleries, sporting goods stores, and plenty of unique gift shops.

The North Moon Gallery can be found in the beautiful old Beaumont Hotel. The gallery features great landscape photography of the region, jewelry, crafts, and more. Art can be found virtually everywhere when you peruse the Main Street and its little side streets, to help you decide, a visit to the Red Mountain Gallery is a great stop. The Red Mountain is an artist's co-op and occasionally has visiting international artists. Also the Ago Gallery and San Juan Pottery Gallery is a superb place to view (and buy) art and check out beautiful and original pottery pieces.

Ouray Sports is an large gear shop that will help you find anything you need to play in the area's great outdoors.

For a full listing of unique gift-shops in Ouray visit the city's online tourist board.