Ouray Colorado Vacation Guide and Trip Planning Information for SW Colorado

Sarah Martin

About the author: Sarah Martin currently resides in beautiful Ouray after spending countless summers vacationing here with her family. She is the newest addition to the Box Canyon Lodge family and is happy to share with guests her favorite parts about the area.

Recent Posts

Cashore Marionettes at the Wright Opera House this March

Posted by Sarah Martin on Mon, Feb 15, 2016 @10:57 AM

ocpag-3.jpgThe Ouray County Performing Arts Guild has outdone itself again, bringing us the artistry and talent of internationally acclaimed artist Joseph Cashore and the Cashore Marrionettes. Join the magic at the Wright Opera House on March 13th from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm for a unique story told through the precise movements of expertly crafted marionettes. The show the world famous Joseph Cashore is currently performing is called ‘Life in Motion.’ Watch the incredibly lifelike enactment as the dolls silently elevate once mundane everyday activities with tasteful music in the background.

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Tags: things to do with kids, things to do in ouray

Kids Climbing College

Posted by Sarah Martin on Fri, Jan 15, 2016 @02:18 PM

Take your child to the Ice Park this winter to learn Ouray’s favorite freezing activity. The Ouray Ice Park has partnered with San Juan Mountain Guides to offer two more days throughout this winter for kids to learn ice climbing from the experts for free.

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An Adventure On the Ice in Ouray

Posted by Sarah Martin on Wed, Jan 06, 2016 @10:36 AM

Ice climbers from all around the world come to our sleepy town of Ouray every year to brave the extreme temperatures, heights, and vertical climbs of the Ouray Ice Park. Anticipation builds as ice farmers dangle by ropes to prepare every crevasse of the park to ensure safe and desirable ice climbing conditions. Ice farmers fearlessly brush off fresh snow, excavate unwanted ice, and form new ice daily from the many faucets at the top of the gorge.  Since the park has so many variables effecting the ice formations, the official announcement of when the gates will open and close to the public changes each year. This year, thrill seeking enthusiasts received the perfect holiday gift, because the park opened on Christmas Day.

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Tags: Ouray ice festival, ouray event, ouray ice park

A Quiet, Peaceful Holiday in Ouray

Posted by Sarah Martin on Mon, Nov 02, 2015 @09:27 AM

November is time for giving thanks. Few destinations offer the same festive appeal as Ouray for Thanksgiving. There is no easier place to feel grateful in your surroundings than this beautiful, cozy mountain town.

Experience Ouray in a quieter, intimate setting. November is the perfect time to see the town in a new light as the summer season comes to a close. Enjoy a quiet getaway in Ouray this year for Thanksgiving. Let yourself be pampered, as you are served dinner, then return to the hotel for a soothing soak in the all natural mineral hot springs.

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