Ouray Colorado Vacation Guide and Trip Planning Information for SW Colorado

Southwest Colorado Snowpack

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Sun, Mar 27, 2016 @06:24 PM

What is 'snow pack' and what does it mean to Ouray and the San Juan Mountains?

Snow Pack refers to the accumulation of snow and ice on the ground in the high mountains. Mainly occuring during the winter months, the amount of snow in the high country directly affects not only our little valley, but many surrounding areas as well. By January, 2016, the San Juan Mountains were at 118%, a significant amount above last years average. 

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Tags: ouray, colorado scenery

Things to do in Ouray this April

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Wed, Mar 23, 2016 @09:57 AM

April in Ouray is a time of Peaceful Preparation.

Winter clings to the San Juans as Spring begins to awaken. Little snow showers are interspersed with flashes of green, as the new season struggles to the surface.  Shops and restaurants begin the process of cleaning out the taste of Winter, and anticipation is in the air. 

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Tags: ouray, colorado, box canyon lodge & hot springs, colorado scenery

Ouray Colorado Hot Springs Historic Pictures from Ouray Museum

Posted by Karen Avery on Wed, Mar 16, 2016 @03:02 PM

The Ouray Museum is a glorious treasure filled to the brim with artifacts from earlier times.  All three floors of the former St. Joseph's Miner's Hospital are filled with artifacts, clothing, domestic appliances, books, newspaper articles, medical equipment, pictures, displays, and small diaramas seeking to explain the history of Southwest Colorado and specifically of Ouray and Ridgway.  

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Why Ouray Hot Springs are Amazing

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Tue, Mar 08, 2016 @03:16 PM

What's that Smell? NOTHING! That's right. My absolute favorite thing about the hot springs in Ouray County is the lack of odor. As the water travels to the surface, it absorbs not only a variety of minerals, but also odors associated with them.

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Celebrate Spring Break in Ouray County!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Tue, Mar 01, 2016 @11:33 AM

Every year, we welcome spring with a sense of anticipation, while at the same time, looking forward to at least one more good snow storm before a rainbow of flowers take the place of the pristine white snow. Adventurers llook to Ouray County for a Spring Break getaway far from beach parties and pricey resorts. Family fun and relaxation are the name of the game in Ouray County, and the Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs is here to make your vacation special.

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Tags: things to do with kids, ouray, ridgway event