Ouray Colorado Vacation Guide and Trip Planning Information for SW Colorado

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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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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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Wright Opera House and UpStart Present Jericho, a New Play by Jack Canfora

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Wed, Mar 29, 2017 @01:11 PM

Focusing on plays that open minds to different mindsets, with energetic interactions and intelligent scripts, UpStart works to develop a connection in the community through theater. This April, TheWright Opera House is pleased to welcome an UpStart presentation of Jericho, a witty, hard hitting drama written by New York City playwright Jack Canfora.  Jericho is Mr. Canfora's third play, praised by the New York Times and the Star Tribune during its off Broadway run.

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The Outdoor Recreation Capital of Colorado: Ouray is a Destination for all Outdoor Enthusiasts

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Thu, Mar 23, 2017 @11:53 AM

Perhaps one of our most frequently asked questions from guests who have not been to Ouray is "What is there to do?"

Well, the answer is simple but long, and really depends on you... First of all, to love Ouray, you have to love the outdoors. This does not mean you are into extreme sports - scaling 14'ers, Hiking for miles into the back country to ski hidden basins, or rappel through a waterfall... you CAN do all of these things here, and there are a number of guides waiting to take you on an adventure sure to get your adrenaline pumping. For those of us with a penchant for the great outdoors who still like both feet on the ground, the number of activities in and around Ouray are equally boundless!

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Tags: colorado canyoning, 4WD, backcountry skiing, cross country skiing, fishing, bicycle trails in ouray

Wine & Whiskers 10 Year Anniversary Weekend this March In Ridgway!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Wed, Feb 15, 2017 @05:21 PM


Ever wonder to yourself how you can help all of the dogs and cats and other animals waiting in shelters for their forever home? Did you ever wonder how to do so while having a fantastic time? Well, Second Chance Humane Society has made this possible!

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

Snow Shoeing in the San Juans - Engineer Mountain Road

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Fri, Feb 10, 2017 @12:31 PM

Colorado weather is a splendor to behold. The sky will darken with angry clouds, covering everything in mountains of snow with no regard to travel plans. Magically, the following morning is bright and full of expectations. The sun glinting on the freshly fallen snow beckons, calling to the adventurer in all of us to explore this new serene world.

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Tags: ouray, things to do in winter