Ouray Colorado Vacation Guide and Trip Planning Information for SW Colorado

Ridgway Rendesvous Clebrates 31 years

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Mon, Jun 29, 2015 @12:36 PM

Run by artisits, for artists, the Ridgway Rendesvous Art & Craft Festival is recognized nationwide as a marketplace for unique treasures!


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Why Ouray is the Ideal Place for Your Destination Wedding

Posted by Morgan McDaniel on Thu, Jun 25, 2015 @03:21 PM

 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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Fourth of July in Ouray!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Mon, Jun 22, 2015 @05:08 PM

Experience Independence Day the Ouray Way!

Very few towns in the country can put on a celebration quite like Ouray.

From morning parades and barbecues on every corner, to games in the park and the biggest water fight EVER, the fireworks at the end of the day are just the icing on the cake!

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Tags: ouray, history of ouray colorado, marathons, Fourth of July

Mt. Sneffels Marathon this August in Southwest Colorado

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Fri, Jun 19, 2015 @01:48 PM

Switzerland of America to host 14th Annual Mt. Sneffels Half Marathon and 4th Annual Marathon August 8, 2015!

Whether a seasoned marathon runner, or new to the sport, there are few places more magnificent than Ouray Colorado to stretch your legs.

Mt. Sneffels runners are running for a great cause: the Mt. Sneffels Education Foundation, which provides support for educational opportunities for our Youth in Ouray County.

As always, in addition to the full Marathon, there will be a Half Marathon, a Half Walk Half Run option for the Half Marathon, and a Kids Fun Run, with $4400.00 in prize money!

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Tags: ouray event, southwest colorado races, marathons

Three Amazing Waterfalls In Ouray, Colorado

Posted by Morgan McDaniel on Mon, Jun 15, 2015 @03:48 PM

The Scenery in Southwest Colorado Never Ceases to Amaze!

Waterfalls tend to be some of the most photographed scenes in nature. While they are beautiful in any part of the world Colorado has some of the most amazing and powerful waterfalls. Ouray in particular has dozens of waterfalls that can be found year round, although they are at their most stunning during the spring runoff. The thunderous roar of the water as it falls back to the ground can leave even the coolest teenager amazed at the wonder and power of mother nature in all her glory.

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Tags: things to do in ouray, waterfalls, colorado scenery

Free Concerts Continue this July In Ridgway!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Thu, Jun 11, 2015 @01:14 PM

Free Music in the Park Continues this July in Ridgway, Colorado!

Summer in Southwest Colorado is filled with wonder and beauty. What better way to celebrate the season than by dancing blithely at the base of the San Juans.

As the music takes you away, The majesty of the mountains and scenery create an almost surreal sense of oneness with each other.

Children run about, dancing to the tunes, and enjoying the many activities, while parents can enjoy a cold craft beer as they tap their way to the center field or sit in lawn chairs and on blankets, just soaking it all in.

The month of June brings a variety of great talent to Ouray. Fellin Park is filled with joy and music every Thursday night. But the music goes on.

The Ridgway Concert Series invites you to celebrate summer concerts for another month in a new park!

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

Outdoor Movies in Ridgway on Townie Tuesdays!

Posted by Karen Avery on Tue, Jun 09, 2015 @08:09 AM

Tuesdays in Ouray County will be Fun this Summer.  Ridgway will sponsor Free Outdoor Movies in the Park every other Tuesday this year.  Visitors and townies alike are encouraged to bring their own lawn chair or blanket and watch these movies under the beautiful skies over town.  Everyone is encouraged to wear film-inspired costumes.

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Tags: things to do in ridgway, things to do in ridgway colorado

Colorado Canyoneering

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Mon, Jun 08, 2015 @03:01 PM

Ouray invites you to experience Canyoneering with us!


ouraycanyoning-5Ouray, Colorado to host this year's Canyoneering Festival conjunction with the 14th Annual Rendezvous International for Canyoneering (RIC 2015)!

Ice Climbers rejoice! The ice may be gone, but canyoneering is here for the summer. With innumerable canyons to explore, this sport encompasses everything you might be missing.

ouraycanyoning4-1A healthy mixture of everything outdoor, Canyoneering, or Canyoning, as some people refer to it, is an experience every sports enthusiast should try at least once!

Unlike the dry canyons in Utah, the canyons in Ouray feature waterfalls, and amazing rock formations and scenery, sure to create the most memorable experience.

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Tags: canyoneering, colorado vacation, ouray, ouray event

Ridgway Riverfest this June 2015

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Thu, Jun 04, 2015 @10:43 AM

Live Music, Great Food, Craft Beer, and Water Fun at the Ridgway Riverfest!


If you are going to be in the Ouray/Ridgway area on June 27th and looking for a family-friendly celebration that includes: river races, live music, local food/drink, kids’ activities, watershed educational & cultural programs, you may want to check out the Annual Ridgway River Festival. This fun and exciting festival will be held from 10am – 6pm at Rollans Park in Ridgway. Also don’t miss the Wild Water Films on Friday June 26th at 6pm at the Sherbino Theater.

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Tags: things to do with kids, ridgway event

Ouray County 4-Wheel Drive Roads Update 6/3/15

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Wed, Jun 03, 2015 @05:58 PM

Summer is here, and it is time to get your jeep on!

Warm weather and fewer showers have helped the road crews all accross the Western Slope to clear more and more four wheel drive trails every day.

We watch jeep tour operators pick up our guests and take them out into the high country for an adventure they are sure to remember for the rest of their lives.

Folks are renting jeeps for a four wheel drive adventure not scheduled around any one else, and coming back excited to try another trail tomorrow.

More trails open daily, and at the Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs, we make it our goal to be as up to date as possible.

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Tags: ouray, 4WD, jeeping