Ouray Colorado Vacation Guide and Trip Planning Information for SW Colorado

Ouray Colorado boasts a variety of neighbors!

Posted by Guest Blogger on Sat, Apr 27, 2013 @10:06 AM

Life in Southwest Colorado is a little different than a lot of the world.

If you even have a commute it might only be a few minutes, but often includes traffic jams of Big Horn Sheep coming down from higher elevations to lick the salt off the roads. These beautiful animals are avid climbers, if one or two are on Highway 550, look up and you can pick out several more sheep of varying sizes perched on the rocks and outcrops above the road. You can tell the difference between males and females by the size and shape of their horns. Male Big Horn Sheep have larger horns with bigger curls whereas females have smaller horns with not much of a curl.

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Events in Ouray and Ridgway this May 2013

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Mon, Apr 22, 2013 @10:19 AM

Spring is in the air in Southwest Colorado! Flowers are blooming, trails are opening, and waterfalls are...falling.

As we say goodbye to the last snows, Ouray County is waking from its long winter sleep. The Spring snows of April have successfully turned everything green, and flowers are finally starting to bloom. Four-wheel drive roads, and popular hiking trails are drying out, making the high country accessible again. 

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Ouray County Evenings in History Lecture Series for Summer 2013

Posted by Karen Avery on Sun, Apr 14, 2013 @05:16 PM

Ouray County is home to a wild and rich history of the American West.  In the late 1800s in Southwest Colorado, there were miners and ranchers and hotel operators as well as merchants, travelers, and immigrants moving through the area in search of the American Dream.  Although remnants remain, many on display at the Ouray History Museum, each summer, the Ouray County Historical Society pieces together an interesting array of lectures to bring the Old West back to life through the use of pictures and story tellers.

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Spring Hike in Ouray Colorado - Twin Peaks Trail -- April 2013

Posted by Karen Avery on Mon, Apr 08, 2013 @01:28 PM

Ouray Colorado, nestled in the valley of towering 13,000 foot peaks, boasts wonderful hiking during the summer.  But, even now as springtime takes hold, some fun hikes are already available, albeit somewhat short.

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Experience Culture in Southwest Colorado

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Sat, Apr 06, 2013 @11:15 AM

Ouray Hotel Welcomes Guests to Enjoy an Evening at the Wright Opera House!

As you may have read in previous posts, the Wright Opera House is a passion for us at the Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs. After having fallen into disrepair for quite some time, the recent efforts of the Friends of the Wright to revive this historic venue have far surpassed expectations. With each booking, and every sold out show, the Wright Opera House establishes itself as a theater worthy of recognition. The proceeds from these shows is then used towards further upgrades and maintenance on a building that has remained virtually unchanged since the late 1800's.

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April 2013 Happenings in Ouray and Ridgway Colorado

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Mon, Apr 01, 2013 @05:10 PM

Southwest Colorado Invites you to Celebrate Spring in the Switzerland of America!

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