Ouray Colorado Vacation Guide and Trip Planning Information for SW Colorado

3 Ways Ouray Colorado Differs from your Home Town

Posted by Karen Avery on Mon, Jan 31, 2011 @09:06 AM
Ouray is a very picturesque village in the San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado.  Ouray boasts 900 year round residents, the worlds first "Ice Park" as well as a rich and varied history in hard rock mining.   Through it all, however, Ouray has flourished as an incredible town for more than 100 years.  In my opinion, more than likely, Ouray is quite different from your town. Three ways that Ouray differs from your home town are traffic jams, waterfights, and hot water.
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Things to do in Ouray Colo & February Events

Posted by Karen Avery on Wed, Jan 26, 2011 @08:29 AM

There are terrific things to do during the winter months in Ouray Colorado including that all time favorite:  soaking in natural hot springs while being snowed upon.  If you are feeling the need to getaway for a quick winter respite, let our picturesque village revitalize you; Ouray Colorado cures most cases of cabin fever!  Remember, Lee's Ski Hill is open on the weekends and provides a free rope tow to all who show up.  It is a great place to teach kids to ski or snowboard without incurring too much expense.  Other events during February 2011 in Ouray County are below.

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Ouray Colorado: Cross Country Ski in Ironton with Friends!

Posted by Karen Avery on Mon, Jan 17, 2011 @12:28 PM

Near Ouray, in the San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado, there are several areas to cross country ski, including Ironton Park on Red Mountain Pass along the Million Dollar Highway.  Ironton makes for a fantastic day of skiing as demonstrated by Maria Ziemba (pictured with daughter Sylvia), one of the employees at the Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs.  Read her thoughts of her most recent ski day below.

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Green Hotel in Ouray Colorado Solicits Help from Hotel Guests

Posted by Karen Avery on Fri, Jan 14, 2011 @04:12 PM

The Box Canyon Lodge strives to be a very green hotel.  We look for ways to reduce our carbon footprint on the planet: we use geothermal  hot springs to heat water for our rooms and guest use, we have insulated our buildings, replaced windows and doors with more energy efficient materials, and changed out our commercial washers and dryers for more energy efficient models.  We recycled our older materials as much as possible to minimize impact to our local landfill.  We continue to work on our impact.  However, there are things that guests can do to help us in our quest to be green.  Here are a few suggestions to help you be a greener guest during your next hotel stay:

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Ouray CO: Winter Training with San Juan Mountain Guides

Posted by Karen Avery on Thu, Jan 06, 2011 @04:13 PM

The "Switzerland of America", Ouray, Colorado, is located in the San Juan Mountains in Southwestern Colorado. Ouray is the home of the San Juan Mountain Guides.  During the winter season, they offer many different classes that teach people how to enjoy the extreme sports of winter in a safe and competent manner.

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Ouray CO: Wildlife Viewing in January

Posted by Karen Avery on Sat, Jan 01, 2011 @11:21 AM

Ouray Colorado, the "Switzerland of America", is a quaint Victorian town in the San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado.  It is located on the San Juan Skyway Scenic Byway, an incredibly scenic area.  In winter, it is quiet and serene on most any day and it is an excellent location for some wildlife viewing.  

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