Ouray Colorado Vacation Guide and Trip Planning Information for SW Colorado

Winter Activities in Southwest Colorado

Posted by Katie Craig on Mon, Mar 13, 2017 @03:08 PM

Looking for a great day trip from Ouray for winter activities? Ever thought about Grand Mesa outside of Grand Junction? Grand Mesa has plenty to do in the winter with beautiful views, it’s worth the two-hour drive!

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Tags: southwest colorado, day trips from Ouray, backcountry skiing

Official Press Release: Ridgway Creative District Healing Arts Moonwalk

Posted by Diedra Silbert for the Ridgway Creative District Commitee on Sat, Mar 04, 2017 @04:29 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ridgway Creative District Healing Arts MoonWalk
Sunday, March 19th, 2017 – 3:00 to 7:00 PM
From: Diedra Silbert for the Ridgway Creative District Committee

Ridgway Creative District invites you to its first Healing Arts MoonWalk on Sunday, March 19th, from 3:00 – 7:00PM. The healing arts are alive and well in Ridgway! The MoonWalk begins with a welcome ceremony at 3:00 in the Kiva Room at Chipeta Solar Springs Resort that includes the Threshold Choir, a group that sings for people at the threshold to life or death. Many forms of expression, connection and self-development can play a key role in personal health. For this MoonWalk, the healing arts were defined as creative practices that promote healing, wellness, and personal change.
Ten sites in downtown Ridgway will open for this event, including the Kiva Room at Chipeta and the Community Room at Town Hall for healing arts practitioners who are not opening their own offices. Maps will be available at the welcome ceremony or on March 15th at www.ridgwaycreativedistrict.com and www.facebook.com/RidgwayCreativeDistrict. What a great opportunity to learn more about the latest in the healing arts and get to know area practitioners. Mini-treatments, demonstrations, introductory discounts, and food and drink will be offered.

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Official Press Release: OCPAG Presents ‘Appalachian Spring’ at Wright Opera House on March 12

Posted by Samantha Tisdel Wright on Thu, Mar 02, 2017 @12:13 PM

Ouray, CO, Feb. 28, 2017: The Ouray County Performing Arts Guild's 2017 Dave and Mary Wood Classical Concert Series arrives like a breath of fresh air at the Wright Opera House on Sunday afternoon, March 12 with “Appalachian Spring”, a delightful program of piano and violin duos that celebrate the beauty and burgeoning spirit of the season. 

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Back Country Skiing in Southwest Colorado

Posted by Rebecca Doll on Thu, Feb 23, 2017 @02:04 PM

Back country skiing is one of the most rewarding winter activities one can partake in around Ouray during the winter months. Skinning up mountains, catching beautiful sunrises, working hard for your uncrowded, glorious, sometimes untracked turns rewards you with a great feeling of accomplishment. It’s also a lot cheaper than a day pass to any ski resort in Colorado! It’s definitely not for the weary or unenergetic, though. Back country touring takes a lot of patience, wits, and tenacity. Being captured by an avalanche when snow pack conditions are poor is a real threat to you and your fellow partners. But with the right equipment, knowledge, and drive, anyone can fulfill their back country ski dreams! Trust this girl who was grew up in the prairie lands of Kansas!

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Tags: things to do in southwest colorado, southwest colorado, ouray, things to do in winter, skiing in ouray, cross country skiing

Wine & Whiskers 10 Year Anniversary Weekend this March In Ridgway!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Wed, Feb 15, 2017 @05:21 PM


Ever wonder to yourself how you can help all of the dogs and cats and other animals waiting in shelters for their forever home? Did you ever wonder how to do so while having a fantastic time? Well, Second Chance Humane Society has made this possible!

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Tags: things to do in southwest colorado, ouray, ridgway event

Snow Shoeing in the San Juans - Engineer Mountain Road

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Fri, Feb 10, 2017 @12:31 PM

Colorado weather is a splendor to behold. The sky will darken with angry clouds, covering everything in mountains of snow with no regard to travel plans. Magically, the following morning is bright and full of expectations. The sun glinting on the freshly fallen snow beckons, calling to the adventurer in all of us to explore this new serene world.

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Tags: ouray, things to do in winter

Explore the Mining History of the San Juans this February!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Fri, Feb 03, 2017 @09:24 AM

The Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership is a 501(c)(3) organization that works to protect the economic, natural and scenic values of the Upper Uncompahgre River Watershed in southwest Colorado. One of the best ways to protect is through sharing knowledge in a fun and different way. In partnership with the Ouray County Historical Society, a fascinating back country tour of the Red Mountain Mining District definitely serves this purpose.

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Tags: ouray, things to do in winter, history of ouray colorado, skiing in ouray, cross country skiing

Seasonal Photography in Ouray, Colorado

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Wed, Feb 01, 2017 @01:52 PM

When is the Best Time for Taking Pictures in the San Juan Mountains? You Decide!

Southwest Colorado is one of the most beautiful places in the country. Of course, I may be a little bit biased, but there are thousands of people who agree with me. Regardless of the time of year, there is something spectacular to be seen wherever you look. From abundant wildlife to breathtaking views,  it is difficult to say what might be the best.

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Tags: photography in ouray, scenic drives, southwest colorado, san juan mountains

Taking on the Ice - A Ouray Ice Park Adventure

Posted by John David Klein on Sun, Jan 29, 2017 @06:51 PM

 The Ouray Ice Park is a world unto itself. Deep in the Uncompahgre Gorge, the experienced and the novice explore a world of ice and adrenaline. Watching athletes as they scale the ice is breathtaking, the quiet in the canyon only broken as climbers call to one another as they traverse the canyon...

Every year, from mid December through the middle of March, we watch our enthusiastic guests as they journey to and from the park. Leaving early in the morning when the ice is at its best, and returning in the afternoon, ready to soothe tired muscles in our natural mineral hot springs.

Fascinated with the attraction, and the stories shared by so many of you, I decided I must find out what the appeal is, so one morning, I decided to let the experts take me out and teach me this incredible sport.

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Back Country Ski Race in Ouray County this February!

Posted by Katie Craig on Fri, Jan 27, 2017 @10:46 AM

Sneffels Traverse Ski Race February 12, 2017

Looking for something new to do to challenge yourself in the San Juans this winter? On February 12, 2017, the team at the San Juan Hut Systems is putting on a back country ski race! The race starts on the east side of the Dallas Trail (near Ouray) and ends on County Road 9 (west of Ridgway).

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Tags: ouray, things to do in winter, skiing in ouray