Halloween is on a Monday this year, which means the whole weekend before is dedicated to a scary good time in Ouray County!
Ouray Colorado Vacation Guide and Trip Planning Information for SW Colorado
After a long and busy summer in Ouray, it’s nice to take a deep breath, relish, and enjoy the slow, easy going moments. What does our little mountain town offer after the kids go back to school and everyone goes home to look back at all their fun-filled photos spent on vacation in southwest Colorado? Cooler temperatures throughout the day means wonderful hiking weather with beautiful sights of snowcapped mountains and golden, rustling leaves. A few of my favorite day hikes are the Perimeter Trail, Sutton Mine Trail, and Blue Lakes – all of which offer amazing views within the San Juan Mountain Range.
Relax in the Hot Springs, and Have a Howling Good Time Supporting the Arts in Southwest Colorado!
Just because Halloween falls on a week night this year is no reason to stay in. In fact, it just means there are so many more options to celebrate and dress up! Spend a weekend with us at the Box Canyon Lodge and take in some entertainment!
Wondering what to do in Ouray on the last weekend of October? Well wonder no more! The Wright Opera House and other local venues have a full calendar of entertainment ready for you.
Despite recent snowy weather, many four-wheel drive trails are still open in Ouray County!
October has arrived, and we are all closely watching the high country as the first snow covers the peaks. The fall colors have begun to fade, as mother nature prepares for the colder weather.
Every day, it seems as if Mother Nature has gone to new extremes. Add snow to the mountain peaks, and the pallete of Fall becomes more beautiful with every turn.
Outdoors or in, the Switzerland of America is ideal for your Destination Wedding!
So you have finally met your match, the perfect person that you want to spend the rest of your life with. Now the question is where do you want to get married? We have the answer to that question, Ouray, CO! For the perfect destination wedding Ouray offers a little bit of everything, we have gorgeous, breathtaking outdoor locations, more formal indoor offerings, and sweet little fairy tale gardens, just take your pick.
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At long last, the leaves are turning, and soon all of the San Juan Range will be a rainbow of fall colors!
As the colors begin to change, a trip over one of the many four wheel drive roads around Ouray is a definite must!
In the more than twenty years I have lived in the area, I had never actually experienced one of the most famous and difficult trails in the area: Black Bear Pass. That is why, when Greg from San Juan Jeep Tours came by the other day and invited me along, I jumped at the chance.
Perhaps one of my favorite hikes, the Portland Trail is a nice easy trail that explores the area around the Ampitheater above Ouray.