Ouray Colorado Vacation Guide and Trip Planning Information for SW Colorado

Ouray Colorado: Calling all Performers for Entertainment Review

Posted by Karen Avery on Thu, Jun 30, 2011 @05:03 PM

Do you think you have talent & would like to be on stage at the Wright Opera House in beautiful Ouray Colorado?

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Events in August 2011 in Ouray Colorado & Ridgway Colorado

Posted by Karen Avery on Wed, Jun 29, 2011 @12:44 PM

Mushroom Hunting, Other Events and Things to Do in Ouray County Colorado in August 2011

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Southwest Colorado Golf Courses: Divide Ranch and Club in Ridgway

Posted by Karen Avery on Mon, Jun 27, 2011 @12:33 PM

Golfers Find Great Times in Ridgway Colorado at the Divide Ranch and Club.

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Ouray County Roads 2 & 4: Oft Overlooked 4WD & Scenic Drive Gems

Posted by Guest Blogger on Sun, Jun 26, 2011 @10:59 AM

Off the Beaten Path 4WD and Motorcycle Roads in Ouray County Colorado for Wildflower Viewing and Fall Foliage

 

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Tags: scenic drives, 4WD, jeeping, motorcycles, dirt bikes

Ouray Jeep Tour Package: Enjoy Colorado Wildflowers & Photography

Posted by Karen Avery on Wed, Jun 22, 2011 @11:57 AM

Add Some Color to Your Colorado Summer Vacation – Book a Wildflower Jeep Tour Package with Ouray’s Box Canyon Lodge 

Ouray, nicknamed “Switzerland of America,” is one of Colorado’s premier locations for wildflower viewing. During the summer wildflowers cover the ground around Ouray, offering a stunning backdrop for a picture-perfect photography Jeep tour. Book the Box Canyon Lodge’s Scenic Jeep Tour Special to get a guided, up close and personal look at the fabulous flora. Stay for one night in a standard room and receive two vouchers for two half-day scenic Jeep tours. The cost of the package is just $275/night, double occupancy.

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Is Ouray Colorado Fun for Kids and Families? You Bet!

Posted by Guest Blogger on Sun, Jun 19, 2011 @11:22 AM

Ouray: Fun for Kids and Families in Southwest Colorado

This weekend, one of our kids participated in the 25th Annual Ouray Swim Meet, which is a fantastically fun meet that welcomes teams from all over the Western Slope.  130 swimmers came from Cortez, Delta, Durango, Grand Junction, Gunnison, Montrose, Rangely, and Telluride.

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Tags: places to visit in colorado, things to do in ouray colorado, things to do in southwest colorado, things to do with kids, san juan mountains

Southwest Colorado: Mesa Verde National Park: Balcony House

Posted by Karen Avery on Thu, Jun 16, 2011 @07:34 AM

Ouray is Only 2.5 Hours from Mesa Verde

In addition to seeing Ouray on their Colorado vacation, many people drive to Mesa Verde National Park and visit the ruins of the ancestral puebloans.  It is a spectacular look into the history of the continent and establishes human existance in the region as early as 550 AD.  The ancestral puebloans lived in the region until sometime around 1300 AD and many of their villages remain.  Twenty-four present day tribal nations trace their ancestors back to the inhabitants of Mesa Verde.

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Hiking in Southwest Colorado: Mesa Verde Natl Park: Petroglyph Trail

Posted by Karen Avery on Tue, Jun 14, 2011 @11:04 AM

Ouray is only 2.5 hours from Mesa Verde National Park!

When visiting Southwest Colorado, no trip is complete without a stop at Mesa Verde National Park.  The park entrance is along the San Juan Skyway Scenic Byway but the actual ruins are about 25 miles further into the park.  The scenery is impressive and a hike on the Petroglyph trail is easy and allows for some grand vistas of the canyons along the way.  

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Activities for Families Near Ouray Colorado: Letterboxing

Posted by Karen Avery on Sun, Jun 12, 2011 @09:24 AM

Letterboxing:  Great Activities for Kids and Families near Ouray Colorado

Ouray, Colorado, located in the San Juan Mountains (most beautiful mountain range in the state), is a destination made for families with kids.  The natural hot springs provides a great respite for the young and the young at heart all year round and there are many great activities in the vicinity, especially in the summertime. One such activity is Letterboxing.  

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Destination Wedding Colorado in the Mountains: Historical Ouray

Posted by Guest Blogger on Fri, Jun 10, 2011 @11:05 AM

Destination Weddings in the Colorado Mountains - Historical Venues in Ouray

Rich in the grandeur of Victorian Era architecture, Ouray sits nestled in the San Juan Mountain Range in Southwest Colorado. While our mountains and views will certainly leave you breathless, our historic wedding locations will undoubtedly make your heart skip a beat.

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Family Adventure Package in Offered in Ouray Colorado

Posted by Karen Avery on Wed, Jun 08, 2011 @09:48 AM

Rock Climbing, Zip Lining, Hiking, Jeeping and Biking Top Family Fun in Beautiful Ouray

Ouray, Colo., – nicknamed Switzerland of America – is a remarkable place to spend your family summer vacation. Jeep tours to spectacular vistas, hiking and biking trails for miles and relaxing hot springs tubs await.

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Ridgway and Ouray Colorado Events: July 2011

Posted by Karen Avery on Mon, Jun 06, 2011 @09:48 AM

July is the busiest time of the year in Ouray, Colorado.

Wildflowers typically peak during the third week of July as the last of the winter snows have melted.  High alpine basins filled with wildflowers provide great experiences and make hiking even better.  Plan a jeep tour or hike into a basin to see these awe inspiring delights.  During the other times of your weekend escape or well deserved vacation, enjoy the following events in Ouray County Colorado during July:

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Ouray Colorado Hotel: Great Guest Experiences Bring Us Joy!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Sun, Jun 05, 2011 @10:25 AM

Hotel Employees Love to Meet New People!

It is always a pleasure to talk to our guests and learn about their experiences in Ouray. Whether it is their first visit, or they have been vacationing here for decades, it seems as if there is always a new story to be told.

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Ouray Colorado: Current Status for 4WD and Jeep Roads

Posted by Karen Avery on Fri, Jun 03, 2011 @11:05 AM

Current Status: October 18, 2011

Due to the recent snowfall in the upper country, all four wheel drive trails above 10,000 feet are snow packed and icy. Fall colors are still in bloom in much of the lower country although many of the aspen have begun to shed their leaves in preparation for winter. Trails like Last Dollar are especially beautiful this time of year, however please remember to use caution, as muddy trails can be quite hazardous.

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Southwest Colorado: Mesa Verde National Park: Cliff Palace

Posted by Karen Avery on Wed, Jun 01, 2011 @11:41 AM

Mesa Verde is only 2.5 hours from Ouray

When planning a Colorado vacation, besides visiting Ouray, many people plan to visit one of the best known attractions in southwest Colorado: Mesa Verde National Park.  Mesa Verde is only 2.5 hours from Ouray along the San Juan Skyway and makes for a great stop on a tour of this beautiful state.

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