Ouray Colorado Vacation Guide and Trip Planning Information for SW Colorado

Fourth of July in Ouray!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Mon, Jun 22, 2015 @05:08 PM

Experience Independence Day the Ouray Way!

Very few towns in the country can put on a celebration quite like Ouray.

From morning parades and barbecues on every corner, to games in the park and the biggest water fight EVER, the fireworks at the end of the day are just the icing on the cake!

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Mt. Sneffels Marathon this August in Southwest Colorado

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Fri, Jun 19, 2015 @01:48 PM

Switzerland of America to host 14th Annual Mt. Sneffels Half Marathon and 4th Annual Marathon August 8, 2015!

Whether a seasoned marathon runner, or new to the sport, there are few places more magnificent than Ouray Colorado to stretch your legs.

Mt. Sneffels runners are running for a great cause: the Mt. Sneffels Education Foundation, which provides support for educational opportunities for our Youth in Ouray County.

As always, in addition to the full Marathon, there will be a Half Marathon, a Half Walk Half Run option for the Half Marathon, and a Kids Fun Run, with $4400.00 in prize money!

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Tags: ouray event, southwest colorado races, marathons

Free Concerts Continue this July In Ridgway!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Thu, Jun 11, 2015 @01:14 PM

Free Music in the Park Continues this July in Ridgway, Colorado!

Summer in Southwest Colorado is filled with wonder and beauty. What better way to celebrate the season than by dancing blithely at the base of the San Juans.

As the music takes you away, The majesty of the mountains and scenery create an almost surreal sense of oneness with each other.

Children run about, dancing to the tunes, and enjoying the many activities, while parents can enjoy a cold craft beer as they tap their way to the center field or sit in lawn chairs and on blankets, just soaking it all in.

The month of June brings a variety of great talent to Ouray. Fellin Park is filled with joy and music every Thursday night. But the music goes on.

The Ridgway Concert Series invites you to celebrate summer concerts for another month in a new park!

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Tags: things to do in ridgway, things to do in southwest colorado, ridgway event

Ridgway Riverfest this June 2015

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Thu, Jun 04, 2015 @10:43 AM

Live Music, Great Food, Craft Beer, and Water Fun at the Ridgway Riverfest!


If you are going to be in the Ouray/Ridgway area on June 27th and looking for a family-friendly celebration that includes: river races, live music, local food/drink, kids’ activities, watershed educational & cultural programs, you may want to check out the Annual Ridgway River Festival. This fun and exciting festival will be held from 10am – 6pm at Rollans Park in Ridgway. Also don’t miss the Wild Water Films on Friday June 26th at 6pm at the Sherbino Theater.

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Tags: things to do with kids, ridgway event

Ouray County 4-Wheel Drive Roads Update 6/3/15

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Wed, Jun 03, 2015 @05:58 PM

Summer is here, and it is time to get your jeep on!

Warm weather and fewer showers have helped the road crews all accross the Western Slope to clear more and more four wheel drive trails every day.

We watch jeep tour operators pick up our guests and take them out into the high country for an adventure they are sure to remember for the rest of their lives.

Folks are renting jeeps for a four wheel drive adventure not scheduled around any one else, and coming back excited to try another trail tomorrow.

More trails open daily, and at the Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs, we make it our goal to be as up to date as possible.

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Tags: ouray, 4WD, jeeping