Ouray Colorado Vacation Guide and Trip Planning Information for SW Colorado

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

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

Winter Activities in Southwest Colorado

Posted by Katie Craig on Mon, Mar 13, 2017 @03:08 PM

Looking for a great day trip from Ouray for winter activities? Ever thought about Grand Mesa outside of Grand Junction? Grand Mesa has plenty to do in the winter with beautiful views, it’s worth the two-hour drive!

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Tags: southwest colorado, day trips from Ouray, backcountry skiing

Official Press Release: Ridgway Creative District Healing Arts Moonwalk

Posted by Diedra Silbert for the Ridgway Creative District Commitee on Sat, Mar 04, 2017 @04:29 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ridgway Creative District Healing Arts MoonWalk
Sunday, March 19th, 2017 – 3:00 to 7:00 PM
From: Diedra Silbert for the Ridgway Creative District Committee

Ridgway Creative District invites you to its first Healing Arts MoonWalk on Sunday, March 19th, from 3:00 – 7:00PM. The healing arts are alive and well in Ridgway! The MoonWalk begins with a welcome ceremony at 3:00 in the Kiva Room at Chipeta Solar Springs Resort that includes the Threshold Choir, a group that sings for people at the threshold to life or death. Many forms of expression, connection and self-development can play a key role in personal health. For this MoonWalk, the healing arts were defined as creative practices that promote healing, wellness, and personal change.
Ten sites in downtown Ridgway will open for this event, including the Kiva Room at Chipeta and the Community Room at Town Hall for healing arts practitioners who are not opening their own offices. Maps will be available at the welcome ceremony or on March 15th at www.ridgwaycreativedistrict.com and www.facebook.com/RidgwayCreativeDistrict. What a great opportunity to learn more about the latest in the healing arts and get to know area practitioners. Mini-treatments, demonstrations, introductory discounts, and food and drink will be offered.

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Tags: ridgway event

Official Press Release: OCPAG Presents ‘Appalachian Spring’ at Wright Opera House on March 12

Posted by Samantha Tisdel Wright on Thu, Mar 02, 2017 @12:13 PM

Ouray, CO, Feb. 28, 2017: The Ouray County Performing Arts Guild's 2017 Dave and Mary Wood Classical Concert Series arrives like a breath of fresh air at the Wright Opera House on Sunday afternoon, March 12 with “Appalachian Spring”, a delightful program of piano and violin duos that celebrate the beauty and burgeoning spirit of the season. 

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Tags: ouray music, ouray event

Back Country Skiing in Southwest Colorado

Posted by Rebecca Doll on Thu, Feb 23, 2017 @02:04 PM

Back country skiing is one of the most rewarding winter activities one can partake in around Ouray during the winter months. Skinning up mountains, catching beautiful sunrises, working hard for your uncrowded, glorious, sometimes untracked turns rewards you with a great feeling of accomplishment. It’s also a lot cheaper than a day pass to any ski resort in Colorado! It’s definitely not for the weary or unenergetic, though. Back country touring takes a lot of patience, wits, and tenacity. Being captured by an avalanche when snow pack conditions are poor is a real threat to you and your fellow partners. But with the right equipment, knowledge, and drive, anyone can fulfill their back country ski dreams! Trust this girl who was grew up in the prairie lands of Kansas!

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Tags: things to do in southwest colorado, southwest colorado, ouray, things to do in winter, skiing in ouray, cross country skiing

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