Ouray Colorado Vacation Guide and Trip Planning Information for SW Colorado

Ouray to Silverton by Jeep - Corkscrew Pass

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Wed, Aug 30, 2017 @10:52 AM

Perhaps my favorite four wheel drive road is Corkscrew Pass.  Not too technical, but with plenty of drama, the road encompasses all of the majesty of the San Juans.

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Tags: fall colors, 4WD, jeeping, san juan mountains, colorado scenery

Ouray County Fair and Rodeo this September 2017

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Wed, Aug 23, 2017 @02:19 PM

The Rodeo returns to the western slope, and this year will be better than ever!

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Tags: things to do in ridgway, Ouray County Rodeo

The Black Canyon - Exploring Southwest Colorado

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Fri, Aug 18, 2017 @08:58 AM

The North Rim of the Black Canyon - One of the Best Kept Secrets of Southwest Colorado!

Often, I am asked what I would do if I just had a couple of days to explore the area, and the answer is difficult at best. After over 20 years, I am still finding new adventures, and the list of things to do and see grows daily.

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Tags: scenic drives, colorado, hiking trails, colorado scenery

Press Release: 16th Annual San Juan Chamber MusicFest Brings Music to the Mountains

Posted by Sue Hillhouse - Ouray County Performing Arts Guild on Thu, Aug 10, 2017 @09:05 AM

Ouray, CO, July 24, 2017: The Ouray County Performing Arts Guild proudly presents the 16th annual San Juan Chamber MusicFest, taking place Aug. 17-22.

The festival – OCPAG’s flagship event – features four exceptional guest musicians, under the artistic direction of concert pianist Max Levinson, producing five concerts in Ridgway, Ouray and Montrose, Colo. 

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Tags: ouray music, things to do in ouray

Mt. Sneffels Marathon and Half Marathon, August, 2017

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Mon, Aug 07, 2017 @02:42 PM

The 17th Annual Mt. Sneffels Marathon and Half Marathon is one of the most scenic marathons in the country.

A race suited for all levels of competitors, Mt. Sneffels runners are running for a great cause: the Mt. Sneffels Education Foundation, providing support for educational opportunities for our Youth in Ouray County.

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Tags: ouray event, southwest colorado races, marathons

Ouray Gallery Specializes in Local Artists

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Fri, Aug 04, 2017 @11:21 AM

There is something about the dramatic beauty of Ouray that draws the artist (no pun intended). As if the natural springs, free from the smell of sulfur, radiate creativity, luring talented hands to interpret.

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Tags: ouray colorado, things to do in ouray