Ouray Colorado Vacation Guide and Trip Planning Information for SW Colorado

Celebrate this Labor Day weekend at the Ouray County Fair and Rodeo

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Wed, Aug 31, 2011 @05:37 PM

From Bronco bustin to tractor pulls, the Ouray County Fair promises family fun!

Support the 4H club as they display their hard work all year at the Livestock Show, watch talented athletes display their abilities at the 4H Horse Show, and enjoy all of the traditional fun and excitement of a small town county fair. Running September 1, 2011 through September 3, 2011 and immediately followed by the CPRA Sanctioned Ouray County Rodeo, the weekend will be full of adventure, and family fun.

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Obtaining a Marriage License in Ouray, Colorado

Posted by Guest Blogger on Mon, Aug 29, 2011 @08:40 PM

If only all of your destination wedding details in Ouray, Colorado could be as simple!

With so many things that go into planning your Colorado wedding it is sometimes very easy to overlook the most critical of details like your Marriage License!  Luckily, Colorado is not as stringent as some other states when trying to obtain that all important piece of paper to seal the deal.   

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Colorado Fall Color Tours: 3 Picture Perfect Locations Near Ouray

Posted by Karen Avery on Fri, Aug 26, 2011 @12:58 PM

Fall is an Especially Beautiful Time of Year near Ouray, Colorado for Photographers

Throughout Southwest Colorado, there are numerous locations for spectacular fall foliage photos.  The San Juan Mountains provide dramatic backdrops throughout the region and near Ouray there is no exception. Here are three spots for great photos in Ouray County:  Ouray County Roads 7, 9, and 14A.  The roads are dirt but you can drive sedans much if not all of the way and there are stunning vistas along the route.  Amature photographers and professionals alike can also enhance their skills at various workshops that frequent the area.

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Welcome Fall at Ouray County's Annual San Juan Chamber Music Fest

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Wed, Aug 24, 2011 @11:05 AM

As the aspen leaves change color in Ouray County, and the weather becomes crisp with the taste of autumn, experience the beautiful sounds of the San Juan Chamber Music Fest.

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Ouray Colorado Octoberfest - Kegs of Fall Fun Oct. 8, 2011

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Sun, Aug 21, 2011 @12:20 PM

Ouray Colorado's Oktoberfest Serves Up Kegs of Fun this Fall!

On October 8, 2011 beginning at 6pm at the Ouray Community Center, the 47th Annual Jeep Raffle and lively Octoberfest brings revelers to town to celebrate the harvest and enjoy some fantastic fall foliage.

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Ouray Colorado Music Festival- Grillin & Chillin at the Park

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Sat, Aug 20, 2011 @11:52 AM

Live music, great food and a variety of microbrews from breweries all over Southwest Colorado are just a taste of a great afternoon of family fun at Fellin Park  in Ouray, Colorado, August 27, 2011.

The annual Ouray County Music festival, or Grillin and Chillin, as it is fondly referred to looks to be one of the best yet. Presented by the Ouray Chamber Resort Association, and local businesses, the festival begins at 2:00pm and follows a wave of entertainment until 8:00 in the evening.

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Western Heritage in Southwest Colorado: Ouray County Ranch Tour

Posted by Karen Avery on Sun, Aug 14, 2011 @07:09 AM

Celebrate Western Heritage in Ouray County at Historic Centennial Ranch and Raise Funds for Ouray County Historical Society During the Fall Foliage Season!

Love Western Heritage?  Fascinated by Ranching History? Want to show your children how life on a working ranch used to be?  Join us at the Centennial Ranch, 2 miles south of Colona on US 550 just 20 miles north of Ouray.  Bring the family and enjoy a golden autumn day on an authentic Western cattle ranch!

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Events in Ouray Colorado and Ridgway: September 2011

Posted by Karen Avery on Sat, Aug 13, 2011 @02:22 PM

Events for September 2011 in Southwest Colorado Mountains: Ouray and Ridgway

Fall typically brings warm days and very crisp nights and incredible expanses of aspen trees turn to gold; photographers flock to the area to find beautiful landscapes while snow might blanket the highest peaks in the area.  It is a wonderful time of year and one not to be missed!  Other events and exhibits that take place in Ouray and Ridgway during September 2011 are included below.

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Ouray Trail Run: 14 Mile Loop Circumnavigates Best Town in Colorado

Posted by Karen Avery on Wed, Aug 10, 2011 @08:05 AM


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Ouray's Own Mountaineer Shows Private Collection of Photos in August

Posted by Karen Avery on Mon, Aug 08, 2011 @10:45 AM

Kelvin Kent Shares His Private Photo Collection As Fundraiser in Ouray, Colorado

Ouray Colorado is home to many accomplished mountaineers of all ages.  If you are lucky enough to be in town in on August 19th, you can see an incredible show from one of those accomplished mountaineers.  He has also written many hiking books for Ouray!  
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Diamond W Wranglers Treat Ouray and Southwest Colorado to Great Music

Posted by Karen Avery on Fri, Aug 05, 2011 @12:40 PM

Great Music in Ouray & Montrose this September

Throughout the year, Ouray Colorado plays host to many wonderful musical performances.  This year is no different and people vacationing in southwest Colorado can experience Cowboy Music at its finest in September.  

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Mountain Pass Driving Tips When Driving to Ouray

Posted by Karen Avery on Thu, Aug 04, 2011 @10:54 AM

How to Drive in the Mountains in Colorado

Ouray, Colorado is a tiny, picturesque Victorian village nestled into a valley surrounded by rugged alpine peaks rising from the very edges of the town.  Getting to Ouray is most of the fun and there are many scenic drives in the area but if you haven't driven in the mountains before, here are some tips to help you enjoy the alpine driving experience.

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Imogene Basin Near Ouray Colorado Wildflower Update 2011

Posted by Karen Avery on Wed, Aug 03, 2011 @05:11 PM

Colorado Wildflower Update 2011: Imogene Basin in Southwest Colorado Near Ouray

August 3, 2011

The wildflowers in the basin are filled with buds and there are so many different varieties covering the hillsides.  Pretty flowers grace the lower area near the Mayflower Mine above the turn off thru the Camp Bird Mine.

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