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An Old Fashioned Fourth of July in Ouray, 2017

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Mon, Jun 26, 2017 @02:20 PM

The Fourth of July in Ouray is always a grand celebration. From parades and water fights, to barbecues and free concerts in the ark, there are few places that take having fun so seriously.

The weather was on our side again this year, so we expect yet another epic firework display. As the Volunteer Fire Department fires illuminations into the sky above town, there are few places you will see such an awesome show!

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Tags: ouray music, ouray, ouray event, Fourth of July

Four-Wheel Drive Road Conditions around Ouray - June 15, 2017

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Thu, Jun 15, 2017 @02:41 PM

Well, it has been a great week for the road crews! As Ouray, San Miguel and San Juan County feverishly clear the high country, Mother Nature seems to be helping us out, and more and more trails are safe for adventure.

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Tags: 4WD, jeeping

Ouray Mountain Air Music Series this June, 2017

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Tue, Jun 06, 2017 @02:15 PM

Last week was the first free concert in the park this year, and despite a little rain, it was a marvelous success!

Once the storm ended, those brave enough to wait out the downpour were rewarded with an amazing rainbow display, seeming to embrace the park and complement the awesome music as it echoed through our tiny box canyon. Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas followed the opening band iZCALLi, and the music, coupled with the beauty of the San Juans was supreme.

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Tags: Ouray Mountain Air Music Festival

Jeep Trails Around Ouray are Opening!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Tue, May 30, 2017 @11:57 AM

The month of May brought us beautiful spring weather as well as some much needed moisture. Everywhere you look, the land is becoming green and filled with wildflowers. Seasonal waterfalls are appearing all over, and the world appears to be taking a deep breath in prepartion for another summer of endless four wheel drive adventures.

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Tags: 4WD, jeeping

Four Seasons in Southwest Colorado

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Wed, May 17, 2017 @05:35 PM

Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter, the majesty of the San Juan Mountains is Second to None!


When the last of the snow has melted from the highest peaks, the rivers run high, and the reds blues and yellows of a world of flowers create a rainbow accross the land.

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Tags: things to do in southwest colorado, colorado vacation, southwest colorado, ouray, "hot springs colorado", 4WD, san juan mountains

Love Your Valley Festival in Ridgway, May 13, 2017

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Mon, May 01, 2017 @04:56 PM

Spring is here, and Ridgway is ready to welcome the season with music and fun!

This year, The Town of Ridgway, with One Ridgway, The Alpenglow Arts Allianceand the Ridgway Creative District welcome  you to celebrate the season at the 21st Annual Love Your Valley Festival on Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Hartwell Park in the center of town! 

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Tags: things to do in ridgway, ouray music, Love Your Valley Festival, ridgway event

Three Easy Trails to Explore this Spring in Ouray

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Mon, Apr 24, 2017 @05:48 PM
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Tags: hiking trails, box canyon falls, waterfalls

Ouray County Road Crews to Begin Clearing May 1, 2017

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Mon, Apr 17, 2017 @01:46 PM

Spring is in the air, and everyone is ready to be outside enjoying some sunshine. 

The world begins to wake from its winter nap, new leaves are bursting from the aspens, and the fields are dotted with baby calves, there is a sense of lightness and renewal in the air. The Ouray City Pool is in it's final stages, and May looks to be an awesome month for visitors and locals alike! April has been absolutely beautiful, with just the right amount of showers as the days get longer and the sun shines more warmly.

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Tags: 4WD, jeeping, things to do in ouray

Ouray Hot Spring Pool Renovations Almost Complete!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Wed, Apr 12, 2017 @05:20 PM

Anticipation is growing for the opening of the Ouray Hot Springs Pool. 

Built in 1927, the Ouray Hot Spring Pool has been an attraction for people all over the world eager to experience natural hot springs without the strong odor of sulfur found in other areas.  The million gallon pool boasted different soaking areas, as well as a lap section and later a fun obstacle course in addition to the slide, making it a wonderful place for family fun.

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Tags: colorado natural hot springs, "hot springs colorado", box canyon lodge & hot springs

Treat the Kids to a Ouray County Easter Egg Hunt

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Tue, Apr 04, 2017 @04:23 PM

 

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