Ouray Colorado Vacation Guide and Trip Planning Information for SW Colorado

Ouray Colorado: Best Little Town in the San Juan Mountains

Posted by Karen Avery on Fri, Jan 30, 2015 @10:48 AM

Ouray Colorado Provides Relaxation Around Every Corner

Ouray, Colorado is a tiny, picturesque Victorian village nestled into a valley surrounded by rugged alpine peaks rising from the very edges of the town. Situated in a river valley at 7,792 ft. in the heart of the Rocky Mountains lies the spectacular mountain town eloquently nicknamed the “Switzerland of America”.

Ouray officially began in 1876 with the eager stroke of the prospector’s pick. However, the future brought with it those simply inspired by its beauty. Because of Ouray’s majestic peaks, cascading waterfalls, natural hot springs, the famous Million Dollar Highway, Ouray Ice Park, and its reputation for being the Jeep Capital of the World, modern visitors flock to Ouray as much for its beauty as the miners of the past did for the riches they hoped to find.

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Weehawken Offers a Variety of Activities in Ouray County

Posted by Guest Blogger on Sat, Jan 24, 2015 @09:01 AM

Weehawken Creative Arts is a non-profit organization serving Ouray, Ridgway, Montrose and Silverton. 

Weehawken offers classes and programs for all ages that include: visual arts/fine arts, fiber arts, movement, music, photography, craftsman arts, creative writing, culinary arts, horticulture, miscellaneous topics tied to the creative process, and performing arts – including a full dance program.

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Four Reasons to put Ouray, Colorado on Your Bucket List

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Mon, Jan 19, 2015 @12:45 PM

From soaking in the sulfer free hot springs to adrenaline pumping adventures, Ouray invites you to share the magic!

The area surrounding Ouray is a haven for the adventurer. The mountains seem to call out, begging to be explored. Every season holds a lifetime of experiences, the biggest question is where to begin?

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History of Ouray - Ouray County Icehouses

Posted by Guest Blogger on Sat, Jan 17, 2015 @12:25 PM

In the late 19th and early 20th century, before the invention of the mechanical refrigerator, food was kept cool with blocks of ice, which was delivered in the summer months by wagon to the housewives of Ouray County. The Ouray Museum has a 12” x 12” x 2” cast iron horse tie used by a Ouray ice deliveryman. He would throw the horse tie on the ground and tie his horse to it while delivering ice. Often the home icebox would have a door on the outside of the house for the iceman to place a block of ice without entering the home. Ouray children would be sure and be home when the ice was delivered so that they might get a small piece of ice from the deliveryman.

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20th Annual Ouray Ice Fest - January 8 - 11, 2015

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Thu, Jan 08, 2015 @07:42 AM

Welcome Climbers! Ouray Celebrates 20 Years of World Class Competition.

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