Ouray Colorado Vacation Guide and Trip Planning Information for SW Colorado

Ouray and Ridgway CO Calendar of Events August, 2013

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Tue, Jul 16, 2013 @06:29 AM

Southwest Colorado Offers a Variety of Fun Activities this August!

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Ouray Hiking Trails: Dallas - Corbett Loop

Posted by Karen Avery on Tue, Jul 09, 2013 @08:50 AM

Hiking in Ouray Colorado:  Fantastic Options to Enjoy the Great Outdoors

The Dallas-Corbett Loop hiking trail just outside of Ouray is a splendid 6.0 mile loop with a 2000 foot elevation change.The first 0.9 miles is a steep section with switchbacks up a red rock face. At the junction of Corbett and Dallas, hikers can choose. Dallas is not as steep and winds through a forest with coniferous trees while Corbett winds its way on the south side of a gorge so it can be hotter. Corbett is steeper and dryer initially but the views are stunning of Corbett and Whitehouse. From Corbett, some waterfalls are viewable in the distance of the Corbett creek and eventually, you end up in the beautiful aspen forest.

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Ridgway State Park In Ouray County Colorado Offers Great Family Fun

Posted by Karen Avery on Fri, Jul 05, 2013 @08:42 AM
For those who enjoy an easy bicycle ride, the mountains in Ouray can prove challenging.  Although the mostly paved bicycle trail from Ridgway Colorado into the Ridgway State Park is far from flat, it beckons many riders, young and old with its beautiful scenery and its easy pace.  The uphills are fairly short and mostly forgiving.  For the family with young cyclists, the Ridgway State Park offers some safe cycling on a paved trail, through grassy meadows, along the river and just as it turns into the Reservoir there is a small foot bridge leading to the other side for those who might appreciate time to stretch their legs.  There is a wonderful picnic area for Day Use that offers a nice water station, restrooms, tables, grills and parking.  Opportunities for hiking, birding, fishing and wildlife viewing abound in the park and cyclists can follow the path.  Partially paved, partially covered with gravel, it is a pleasant ride near the river and the lake.


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Ouray Colorado in the Fall: Photography Workshop with John Fielder

Posted by Karen Avery on Tue, Jul 02, 2013 @07:59 AM

The Ouray County Historical Society Offers a Wonderful Opportunity to Enjoy the Fall Foliage in Ouray Colorado 

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