Ouray Colorado Vacation Guide and Trip Planning Information for SW Colorado
We have had the most glorious Fall.
The leaves still cling to trees all over the area, and despite the construction on the Million Dollar Highway, visitors have enjoyed the changing of the aspens in the high country for weeks now.
As the days get shorter, the weather in the high country is beginning to turn. Just the other day, news arrived that there was snow falling at the top of Red Mountin Pass.
The four-wheel drive trails have had a phenomenal season of great weather and have stayed open for quite a while, however, as the snow begins to cover the mountain tops, so must the passes begin to close.....
The Million Dollar Highway has been lauded in countless articles around the world for its scenery and breath taking twists and turns. Travellers far and wide are humbled by the drastic views and non-existent shoulders. The lack of guard rails may seem like some adrenaline junkies idea of a funny joke, but is in fact more for safety. Guard rails in the winter would result in heavier pileup of snow and black ice, which would make the pass impassable.
With several Projects in progress on Red Mountain Pass, one might think to avoid this scenic byway, but it is still open for travellers at select times.
The fall season has begun in Ouray County! Cooler temperatures bring a spectacular array of golden
yellows, stunning orange and vibrant red colors to Ouray County’s already majestic scenery. Fall is the
perfect time to visit Ouray to enjoy warm afternoon hikes and crisp fall evenings in our natural mineral
Enjoy an evening at the Wright for a Special Presentation of "Smooth Operator" Presented by the Central City Opera Company!
Opera. Combining the ringing sopranos and deep tenors of the human voice with musical scores only made more magnificent in harmony, is an excursion into a world that is filled with the beauty of sound. Each score tells a tale of love and loss and triumph. There are no spoken words, the entire tale of a true opera is completely in song. The melody dances in your ears, creating images that only serve to intensify the performers on stage. A true and complete excursion into the power of the voice. Whether a seasoned participant or new to the art form, it is impossible not to appreciate the talent and grace of the performers.
Weehawken Creative Arts Presents Third Annual Fiber Festival!
2015 is the third year of the Sneffels Fiber Festival held at the Ouray County 4-H Center south of Ridgway. The event will be open on Saturday, September 26(from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and Sunday, September 27 (from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.). The festival features six fee classes in felting, knitting, and Tunisian crochet and free demonstrations on these and other topics, such as weaving, throughout the show. There are over twenty vendors featuring everything from roving to unique finished products that involve fiber in some form. A display of beautiful art quilts from The Raven Mavens of Grand Junction will decorate the walls and delight and excite the eyes.
Start in Ouray, and Finish in Ouray, this drive encompasses some of the most spectacular scenery in Colorado!
Whether you are travelling in a vehicle, or on your motorcycle, a trip on the San Juan Mountain Skyway is a great way to tour Southwest Colorado.
Because it is a circular route, you can virtually start anywhere along the way. A favorite starting point for me, of course, is Ouray. Travelling south on Highway 550, The Million Dollar Highway, the trip begins with drastic views as it follows along the Uncompahgre Gorge.