Ouray Colorado Vacation Guide and Trip Planning Information for SW Colorado

Fall Foliage Update for Southwest Colorado, September 2013

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Mon, Sep 30, 2013 @12:49 PM

The Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs is Your Home Base for Fall Colors!

Fall has arrived, and the aspens are beginning to change. Just a short drive from Ouray to Ridgway is already a display of golds and reds, still with quite a bit of green, but every day is a little more colorful.

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Ouray Oktoberfest 2013 - Celebrate Fall in The Switzerland of America

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Tue, Sep 24, 2013 @02:49 PM

Craft Beer, Authentic Cuisine, and a variety of Prizes abound at the 49th Annual Oktoberfest in Southwest Colorado!

The Fall harvest is a celebration not only of bringing in the last crops of the year, but also a time to reflect on the accomplishments of the season, and prepare for the relative quiet of the season to come. If planned correctly, the harvest heralds a winter of relaxation and rejuvenation, as the earth rests and prepares for spring.

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Ouray and Ridgway Events this October

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Thu, Sep 19, 2013 @01:15 PM

Say Farewell to Fall and Welcome Winter in the San Juan Mountains!

October in Ouray County promises to be a scary good time as we usher in another season of chilly days aand qiet serenity. What better time to visit than at the transition into the holiday seasons? From Octoberfest to Trick or Treat, October is by far one of the most spectacular times. The old addage that if you don't like the weather, wait 15 minutes or drive 15 miles becomes even more apparent. It may be cloudy and damp in Ouray, but just a short scenic drive away, there is sunshine in Ridgway and snow in Silverton. The beauty is you never know exactly what you are going to get, bur be confident that no matter what Mother Nature decides on, it is going to be amazing.

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Free Plein Air Event in Ridgway, Colorado!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Thu, Sep 12, 2013 @02:01 PM

Public Art Ridgway (PARC) and the Weaver Family Foundation are proud to present the first Annual Plein Aire Event in the San Juan Mountains!

The Dennis Weaver Memorial Park is a visual candy store, the year round maintained walking and biking trail, which can be followed all of the way from the town of Ridgway to the Ridgway Reservoir provides an artists playground. Bald Eagles nest along the river, feasting on salmon, while elk and deer graze on the lush grasses along the river. Hiking trails line the hillsides, guiding adventurers to specatacular vistas and views. Otters and beaver can be spotted frolicking in the rushing river, along with the occasional raft or canoe when the water is high enough.

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3 Perfect Days in Ouray Colorado During the Summer

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Mon, Sep 02, 2013 @11:42 AM

There is Always a New Adventure in Ouray, Colorado!

Often, when planning their first visit to Ouray, people ask what there is to do in such a small mountain town. They wonder how they could fill more than one day with activities for the entire family. Once our guests arrive in Ouray though, the question changes to whether there is availability for an extra day.

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