Ouray Colorado Vacation Guide and Trip Planning Information for SW Colorado

Telluride: Just a Short Scenic Drive from Ouray

Posted by Karen Avery on Tue, Jun 25, 2013 @08:19 PM

Enjoy a Day of Fun in Telluride, Just 1 Hour Drive from Ouray

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Things to do in Ouray Colorado - Balloon Over the San Juans

Posted by Karen Avery on Sat, Jun 22, 2013 @11:55 AM

Hot Air Ballooning in Ouray County, Colorado

Nearly everyday in the summer months, visitors can enjoy a Hot Air Balloon Ride in Ridgway, Colorado.  

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Ouray and Ridgway Events in July 2013

Posted by Karen Avery on Tue, Jun 18, 2013 @07:46 PM

From Fireworks to Photography, Ouray and Ridgway are the Place to be This July!


There is no better place to be than Ouray County any time of year, but there is something extra special about the month of July. While temperatures reach triple digits everywhere else, in Ouray, we occasionally rech the upper 80's. Of course, 80* at 7800ft can be pretty hot, but that's no problem, because right outside our door are over 500 miles of four wheel drive roads leading to picnic spots beside waterfalls or even snow!

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Original "True Grit" Filmed in Southwest Colorado In and Near Ouray

Posted by Karen Avery on Thu, Jun 13, 2013 @11:52 AM

Last Dollar Road Provides a Stunning Backdrop for Photographers Year Round and Springtime is no Exception.  

The Original "True Grit" starring John Wayne was filmed on several locations in Ouray County including the town of Ridgway, in the Ouray County Courthouse, and up on Owl Creek Pass.  However, the Ross Ranch was actually just outside of Ouray County on Last Dollar Road.

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Tags: things to do in southwest colorado, photography in ouray, scenic drives, history of ouray colorado, day trips from Ouray, jeeping, san juan mountains, scenic jeep tours

Four Wheel Drive Updates for 2013 in Ouray County

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Wed, Jun 05, 2013 @12:17 PM

Jeep Trails are opening up in the high country. Head on up to Ouray today!

Ouray Coun ty has had a beautiful Spring! With the snow almost gone, it is time to head out to the high country and enjoy the amazing scenery of the San Juan Mountain range. Wildflowers are blooming everywhere. It's just a question of where you want to go to see the full effect of blankets of color over green grass.

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Tags: scenic drives, ouray, wildlife viewing, 4WD, day trips from Ouray, scenic jeep tour, ouray colorado, san juan mountains, box canyon lodge & hot springs

Ouray Hotel Welcomes Live Music This June Rocks the San Juans!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Mon, Jun 03, 2013 @09:46 PM

Mountain Air Music Series Begins its Second Year in Ouray!

Nothing quite compares to an afternoon at the park, enjoying a craft beer and dancing with friends new and old to live music!

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Tags: things to do with kids, ouray music, ouray, ouray colorado, san juan mountains, box canyon lodge & hot springs

Best Wildflower Viewing Near Ouray Colorado

Posted by Karen Avery on Sat, Jun 01, 2013 @02:56 PM

Wildflower Season In Ouray Colorado - Best Spots for Photographers


Although wildflowers are starting to come out in the Ouray area now, the spectacular scenes with fields of color really don't show their stuff until early July.  As the temperatures warm and the snow melts away, wildflowers begin their ascent up the mountain valley.  Today, dandelions blanket the Magic Carpet between Ouray and Ridgway, a wonderfully beautiful sight, just whetting one's appetite for the season to come.

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