Ouray Colorado Vacation Guide and Trip Planning Information for SW Colorado

Ouray County Four Wheel Drive Road Conditions - May 2014

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Sat, May 31, 2014 @10:30 AM

Summer Adventures in Southwest Colorado are Just Beginning!

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Historical Ouray County

Posted by Karen Avery on Wed, May 28, 2014 @03:35 PM

From Mining to Ranching to Soaking in Natural Hot Springs; The Beauty of Ouray County is Everlasting!


The Ute Indians arrived in what is today known as Ouray County about 1300 AD to find a land formed some 35 million years ago by firs and ice. Immense volcanic eruptions resulted in deep, lava formed craters. The most recent Ice Age scoured the mountain valleys, carving great amphiteatres, cliffs and peaks. the Utes valued the Uncompahgres based on abundant wildlife, plentiful streams, and of course the natural hot springs. For ages, the Ute tribe lived in harmony with the land.

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Southwest Colorado Wineries

Posted by Guest Blogger on Fri, May 23, 2014 @10:48 AM

A Delicious Day Trip From Ouray, Enjoy a Wine Tasting and Meal!

A bit of a drive from Ouray, but well worth it, many of the wineries in Southwest Colorado are  only open to the public by  appointment, but they are always happy to have people come visit. We headed north about an hour drive from Ouray on Highway 550 past  Olathe, and up onto California Mesa, driving through farm land, orchards and  vineyards.
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Events in Ouray and Ridgway this June, 2014

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Thu, May 15, 2014 @01:01 PM

Free Concerts, Art Exhibits and Water Festivals are just the beginning in Ouray and Ridgway this June!

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Green Hotel in Ouray Celebrates Silver Status!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Thu, May 08, 2014 @11:46 AM

Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs AWARDED TRIPADVISOR GREENLEADERS™ STATUS

Ouray, Colorado - May 8, 2014 today proudly announced it has been accepted as a Silver level GreenLeader into the TripAdvisor® GreenLeaders™ program, which helps travelers plan greener trips by identifying environmentally-friendly accommodations across the U.S.

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Spring Fever In Southwest Colorado!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Tue, May 06, 2014 @10:56 AM

Longer days and warmer weather beckon in the San Juan Mountains!

Spring is in its full glory. As Mother Nature stretches from a long winter nap, flowers are beginning to bloom, and the world is showing signs of preparation for the Summer season.

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