Expensive houses, estates, and tourist-attracting resorts dot either side of the valley with Deep Creek at its center. The creek flows from the northwest, and continues on outside of the city boundaries. A noticeable attempt has been made to marry nature with development in this area, and trees are plentiful. The Defiance Cliffs loom to the northeast, and a strip of water can be seen falling from their heights. Deep Creek park follows the creek into Ouray to the south. Deep Creek Boulevard follows the creek from the east, while I-870 heads southwest through this area from Highcliff to the northeast.