Ouray Colorado Vacation Guide and Trip Planning Information for SW Colorado

Ouray Colorado boasts a variety of neighbors!

Posted by Faith Parry on Sat, Sep 05, 2015 @02:22 PM
If you even have a commute it might only be a few minutes, but often includes traffic jams of Big Horn Sheep coming down from higher elevations to lick the salt off the roads. These beautiful animals are avid climbers, if one or two are on Highway 550, look up and you can pick out several more sheep of varying sizes perched on the rocks and outcrops above the road. You can tell the difference between males and females by the size and shape of their horns. Male Big Horn Sheep have larger horns with bigger curls whereas females have smaller horns with not much of a curl.
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Ouray Colorado boasts a variety of neighbors!

Posted by Guest Blogger on Sat, Apr 27, 2013 @10:06 AM

Life in Southwest Colorado is a little different than a lot of the world.

If you even have a commute it might only be a few minutes, but often includes traffic jams of Big Horn Sheep coming down from higher elevations to lick the salt off the roads. These beautiful animals are avid climbers, if one or two are on Highway 550, look up and you can pick out several more sheep of varying sizes perched on the rocks and outcrops above the road. You can tell the difference between males and females by the size and shape of their horns. Male Big Horn Sheep have larger horns with bigger curls whereas females have smaller horns with not much of a curl.

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Tags: bighorn sheep, scenic drives, southwest colorado, box canyon lodge & hot springs colorado, wildlife viewing, ouray colorado, san juan mountains

Ouray Colorado: Current Status for 4WD and Jeep Trails - 10/15/2012

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Mon, Oct 15, 2012 @02:31 PM

As the last leaves fall, Southwest Colorado prepares for Winter Activities.

We have seen a spectacular season of fall this year, with colors still hanging on for the time being, however the high country has seen some winter storms, and soon will welcome the first snow of the season. Granted, there is no way to truly know when that will happen, and until then, the jeep trails are still open, but it is important to remember the weather can change in a heartbeat.

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Tags: bighorn sheep, photography in ouray, scenic drives, jeeping, scenic jeep tour, ouray colorado

Ouray CO: Wildlife Viewing in January

Posted by Karen Avery on Sat, Jan 01, 2011 @11:21 AM

Ouray Colorado, the "Switzerland of America", is a quaint Victorian town in the San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado.  It is located on the San Juan Skyway Scenic Byway, an incredibly scenic area.  In winter, it is quiet and serene on most any day and it is an excellent location for some wildlife viewing.  

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