Ouray Colorado Vacation Guide and Trip Planning Information for SW Colorado
We have had the most glorious Fall.
The leaves still cling to trees all over the area, and despite the construction on the Million Dollar Highway, visitors have enjoyed the changing of the aspens in the high country for weeks now.
As the days get shorter, the weather in the high country is beginning to turn. Just the other day, news arrived that there was snow falling at the top of Red Mountin Pass.
The four-wheel drive trails have had a phenomenal season of great weather and have stayed open for quite a while, however, as the snow begins to cover the mountain tops, so must the passes begin to close.....
The fall season has begun in Ouray County! Cooler temperatures bring a spectacular array of golden
yellows, stunning orange and vibrant red colors to Ouray County’s already majestic scenery. Fall is the
perfect time to visit Ouray to enjoy warm afternoon hikes and crisp fall evenings in our natural mineral
One of the most beautiful places in the San Juan Mountains!
Wildflowers and waterfalls are just the beginning when you travel to Yankee Boy Basin. The dramatic scenery takes your breath away but isn't overwhelming. For first time explorers to the majesty of the high country, Yankee Boy is an excellent choice.
Summer is here, and it is time to get your jeep on!
Warm weather and fewer showers have helped the road crews all accross the Western Slope to clear more and more four wheel drive trails every day.
We watch jeep tour operators pick up our guests and take them out into the high country for an adventure they are sure to remember for the rest of their lives.
Folks are renting jeeps for a four wheel drive adventure not scheduled around any one else, and coming back excited to try another trail tomorrow.
More trails open daily, and at the Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs, we make it our goal to be as up to date as possible.
Trails are slowly beginning to open for high country adventures in Southwest Colorado:
The deceptively warm weather of March and April gave us all the impression the four wheel drive roads would be opening early this year.
Mother Nature, however, had her own plan. As we welcome afternoon showers with pleasure, knowing the moisture will bring beautiful flowers, we also must acknowledge that when it rains in Ouray, it's probably snowing at the top of Imogene.
Because of this, the passes might open a little more slowly, but that just adds to the pleasure of traveling the high country once summer truly arrives!
A few roads in the lower elevations are open already though, and more to come: Keep checking in with us at the Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs for up to date information regarding jeep trails!
From soaking in the sulfer free hot springs to adrenaline pumping adventures, Ouray invites you to share the magic!
The area surrounding Ouray is a haven for the adventurer. The mountains seem to call out, begging to be explored. Every season holds a lifetime of experiences, the biggest question is where to begin?
Nestled in the San Juan Mountains, Ouray County is a Natural Treasure.
Once central to a booming mining industry, Ouray County now relies mainly on tourism, recreation, ranching, construction and still some mining. Its two towns, Ouray and Ridgway, remain true to the best of the Western Colorado tradition - a relaxed, meaningful quality of life that many only dream about.
Fall Leaves Update for Southwest Colorado
It seems as if the colors on the Million Dollar Highway between Ouray and Silverton have passed their peak, but that's not to say the leaves have done changing!
From Ice Climbing To Canyoning, The Waterfalls in Ouray Beckon
Fall is gradually turning to winter. As the evenings become cooler, and the mornings more brisk, the land waits impatiently for the first snow. Fall colors still bloom at lower altitudes, and some leaves are clinging tenaciously in the high country, but we all know the season is about to change again.