Ouray Colorado Vacation Guide and Trip Planning Information for SW Colorado

Ridgway Colorado Concert Series - Love Your Valley Fest

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Sun, Apr 29, 2012 @11:59 AM

Saturday, May 19, 2012, spend a day in Southwest Colorado with family, friends and frivolity!

Love Your Valley Music and Brew Festival, 2012


Every summer, the city of Ridgway hosts free concerts in the park on Thursdays with family friendly music performed by a variety of talented and well known artists. The music genre leans in the Americana roots direction, with acts playing bluegrass, folk, funk, swing, country, alt-country, jazz and their own combination of those styles. Booths are open throughout the park, offering a variety of snacks and microbrews, as well as the offerings of local shops.

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Pamper Mom in Ouray, Colorado this Mother's Day!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Wed, Apr 25, 2012 @02:14 PM

Mothers Day in the San Juan’s is sure to please any mom!

Mother's day is fast approaching. It is a time to celebrate the hard work and love of a mother. Whether a new mom, or a Great-great Grandmother, nothing compares to a Day set aside just for her. Southwest Colorado offers a variety of ways to show your appreciation for that special lady or ladies in your life. Whether you come up for the weekend, taking long leisurely drives through the spectacular scenery, soaking in the soothing mineral hot springs, and strolling through the many shops on Main Street, or come up for a few hours to enjoy a lavish brunch, there are a number of fabulous options to entertain and spoil!

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A full season of concerts and entertainment in Ouray, Colorado!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Sat, Apr 21, 2012 @01:16 PM

Music and fun are on the menu at the Wright Opera House in the San Juans!


When asked, people born and raised in Ouray Colorado love to share stories of the glory of the Wright Opera House when they were young, in fact, stories of the entire area and all of its history are often just a hello away.
The Friends of the Wright, a non-profit organization, works with the ultimate goal of revitalising the Wright as a venue offering a rich and full spectrum of entertainment and culture to all of Southwest Colorado. Each year, this goal seems closer to achievement, with a larger calendar of entertainment, and increasingly exciting concerts and series on the horizon.
As we enter into the summer of 2012, the future looks brighter than it has in years for this historic theater. The Friends of the Wright and all of their supporters have worked diligently to once again act as the center of activities for the City of Ouray and Ouray County.

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Ouray Colorado Calendar of Events: May 2012

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Wed, Apr 18, 2012 @09:36 AM

May blossoms in Southwest Colorado!

As the four wheel drive roads begin to dry and the snow melts from the high peaks, the rivers swell and waterfalls roar. Wild flowers begin to bloom, and more and more of the famous four-wheel drive jeep trails are cleared and accessible for another season of adventures in the high country. May is a spectacular time to visit the San Juan Mountains and Ouray, Colorado!

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Kyle Petty Charity Ride to travel through Ouray May 2, 2012

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Thu, Apr 12, 2012 @09:52 PM

Scenic Southwest Charity Tour travels the Million Dollar Highway!

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (March 27, 2012) – The Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America announced today the course for its April 28 – May 4 cross-country motorcycle trek. More than 175 riders will join the 18th anniversary ride beginning in Napa, Cal., and travel over 2,500 miles before finishing at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. Founded by former NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Kyle Petty, the Charity Ride raises funds and awareness for Victory Junction, a camp created to benefit children with chronic or life threatening illnesses.

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Ouray and Ridgway Present the First Annual Ouray County Mud Fest

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Sat, Apr 07, 2012 @06:36 PM

April Showers bring May flowers...and mud season in the San Juan Mountains.

Every year, the residents of Ouray County dread the spring thaw. Not because we so love snow by that time of year, nor is it because we aren't thrilled to see all of the brightly colored wildflowers complimenting seasonal waterfalls that form overnight. Everyone is looking forward to heading up into the high country; hiking and jeeping in the San Juans. What everyone dreads is the mud.

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Creating Your Dream Proposal in Ouray, Colorado

Posted by Guest Blogger on Wed, Apr 04, 2012 @09:57 AM

The best ideas for your romantic proposal in the San Juan Mountains!

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