Ouray Colorado Vacation Guide and Trip Planning Information for SW Colorado

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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Ridgway State Park In Ouray County Colorado Offers Great Family Fun

Posted by Karen Avery on Fri, Jul 05, 2013 @08:42 AM
For those who enjoy an easy bicycle ride, the mountains in Ouray can prove challenging.  Although the mostly paved bicycle trail from Ridgway Colorado into the Ridgway State Park is far from flat, it beckons many riders, young and old with its beautiful scenery and its easy pace.  The uphills are fairly short and mostly forgiving.  For the family with young cyclists, the Ridgway State Park offers some safe cycling on a paved trail, through grassy meadows, along the river and just as it turns into the Reservoir there is a small foot bridge leading to the other side for those who might appreciate time to stretch their legs.  There is a wonderful picnic area for Day Use that offers a nice water station, restrooms, tables, grills and parking.  Opportunities for hiking, birding, fishing and wildlife viewing abound in the park and cyclists can follow the path.  Partially paved, partially covered with gravel, it is a pleasant ride near the river and the lake.

 

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