Ouray Colo packs a punch this spring break. Wildlife viewing abounds and you can enjoy various winter activities while in Ouray or Ridgway; ice climbing is still safe and accessible at the Ouray Ice Park and ice climbing instruction is available through San Juan Mountain Guides. You can also check out these things to do during your stay as March 2011 dishes up several fun events. Contact us at our hotel in SW Colorado and we can be sure to have your tickets waiting for your arrival at our establishment in the San Juan Mountains. We are delighted to help you arrange things to do in Ouray or Ridgway in advance.
Ouray Colorado Vacation Guide and Trip Planning Information for SW Colorado
We will meet at the Ouray Visitor Center at 10am on Saturday, February 26 and return at 2pm. We will carpool to the lower end of CR 31 where it connects to Hwy. 550. Your minimum donation of $25 includes a catered lunch plus a hot toddy/tea and coffee! Please bring cash or check payable to the OCHS at the day of the event.
MINES TO BE VISITED: Guston, Robinson, Genesse-Vanderbilt, Yankee Girl, and discussion of the Mtn King, Barstow, and the Idarado. The tour will be by skis or snowshoes on the lower end of CR 31
Ouray County Colorado is the home to three craft breweries. They are all unique and are no more than 10 minutes from one another. The breweries are as follows:
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Jeff Lowe is a mountaineering pioneer. He was also very instrumental in starting the Ouray Ice Festival that occurs in our little berg every January at the worlds first manmade ice park, the Ouray Ice Park. We proudly pledge our support for his current project: "Metanoia". This project will be a movie about a nearly impossible solo climb that Jeff did over twenty years ago on the face of the Eiger. Since he made that climb, no one else has been able to accomplish that feat. With the Eiger as a backdrop, this film will chronicle Jeff's life and his accomplishments and be narrated by Jon Krakauer as well as track a young swiss climber that will make an attempt to conquer that route. Check out the project details by watching the movie trailer:
Ouray Colorado is in the heart of hard rock mining in the San Juan Mountains in Southwest Colorado. Numerous silver and later gold mines surfaced in the latter part of the 1800s several years after the Civil War ended; the town of Ouray incorporated in 1876. At Ouray's peak population, there were 2500 people living in the city limits and there were thousands of others living in the nearby towns (like Ironton or Sneffels) that are now long gone. Five things to do in Ouray to learn about and experience the life of the hard rock miners of the late 1800s are:
Revered throughout history for their soothing powers, hot springs have been popular and sought out all over the world. Europe and Asia created huge bath houses dedicated to the therapeutic effects of natural spring water, and legend states the Native American people of North and South America have always deemed the land surrounding hot springs as sacred ground and avidly maintained a truce of peace while visiting the many pools across the west. Upon the arrival of settlers in southwest Colorado, perhaps the Ute Indians found some level of camaraderie through the soothing waters known and respected by both peoples.
Ouray Colo. will not appeal to all meeting planners. It’s not glitzy.There are no humongous ballrooms for mega-plenary sessions, or honeycombs of bland break-out rooms.
Non-glitz has its rewards, in this case. In Ouray, Mother
This offer is available to residents in Colorado counties: Archuleta, Dolores, San Juan, La Plata, San Miguel, Ouray, and Montezuma; San Juan County in New Mexico and Utah; and Teec Nos Pos, Arizona. Standard-Class coach seating is $20* for adults and $15* for children (ages 4 -11); Premium-Class seating is available for $45* for adults and $30* for children.