Ouray Colorado Vacation Guide and Trip Planning Information for SW Colorado

Free Fun for the Whole Family in Southwest Colorado August, 2014!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Mon, Jul 28, 2014 @01:48 PM

Weehawken Creative Arts Invites All to Attend the 30th Annual Ridgway Rendezvous Arts & Crafts Festival This August 9 and 10, 2014 in Ouray County!

Yet again, Weehawken has outdone itself with the upcoming Ridgway Rendezvous. Artists from all over Colorado and beyond will gather to share their creativity at the event in Ridgways Hartwell Park.

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Whats Happening in Ouray and Ridgway this August 2014

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Sat, Jul 19, 2014 @01:13 PM

Southwest Colorado is Bursting with Excitement this August!

Summer is here in the high country! Flowers are still blooming, and the grass is green and inviting. Hiking trails are abundant with life and energy as four wheel drive enthusiasts play in the Jeeping Capital of the World.

Restaurants and shops on Main Street offer a variety of interesting and original gift ideas and meals that are second to none. The museums are a perfect place to cool off and enjoy a moment travelling abck in time to a Ouray unlike the one before you, and yet similar enough to take your breath away.

Live music and plays at the Wright Opera House draw visitors to one of the most spectacular historic venues around, and the staff at the Box canyon Lodge & Hot Springs are here to make every moment exciting and memorable.

Thursday, April 17 through Saturday, November 15, 2014 - "How the Local Mountains Got their Names" exhibit at the Ouray Museum from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm

Have you ever wondered how the peaks around Ouray got their Names? Our special exhibit answers these questions and more. See photos of the local peaks with detailed descriptions of where the names came from.

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Wildflower Season in The San Juan Mountains

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Sun, Jul 13, 2014 @02:14 PM

The High Country of Southwest Colorado is in Bloom!

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Tags: colorado wildflower update, scenic drives, southwest colorado, 4WD, san juan mountains, box canyon lodge & hot springs

Ghost Towns of the San Juans - Animas Forks

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Thu, Jul 10, 2014 @12:10 PM

Over 500 Miles of Four Wheel Drive Trails Provide a Glimpse into the History of Southwest Colorado Mining History.

It is hard to believe as we put our jeep into four low and ascend the side of a mountain, high above timberline that once hardy men and women made this journey in the dead of winter an foot and with mule carts heavily laden with gold, silver, and other precious metals.

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Tags: scenic drives, southwest colorado, 4WD, jeeping, san juan mountains, box canyon lodge & hot springs, scenic jeep tours

July 2014 Jeeping Update for Ouray County

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Mon, Jul 07, 2014 @01:38 PM

Most of the Jeep Trails are Open, and Beckoning in and around Ouray!


June was beautiful! A perfect combination of moisture and sunshine, culminating in a Fourth of July Gala Event in Ouray that folks will be talking about for months and months.

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