Ouray Colorado Vacation Guide and Trip Planning Information for SW Colorado

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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Santa Delivers in Ouray Colorado

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Tue, Nov 22, 2016 @10:39 AM

A CHRISTMAS TRADITION IN OURAY FOR OVER 80 YEARS!

 The Ouray Elks Lodge works all year, holding special events, BBQ's and meetings, raising money for the community. The funds these hardy volunteers raise are used to help pay medical expenses for some, scholarships to deserving students, and FUN! Perhaps one of the most touching events is when Santa comes to town. Elk members hold a special potluck dinner a week or so before Christmas, to help out Santa and his elves by stuffing dozens upon dozens of stockings. On Christmas Eve, several members of the club offer their services even further to St. Nick by becoming honorary elves for the evening, driving him to and fro, across Ouray County in all types of weather, to help him deliver gifts and good cheer.

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History of Ouray - Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Mon, Sep 05, 2016 @04:50 PM

Ouray Hotel has long provided a soothing relaxing atmosphere!

Long before the area was discovered by two miners in search of gold, the tiny canyon now known as Ouray served as a sacred spot for the Ute Indians. Some people speculate that perhaps the name "Uncompahgre", or dirty water, was given to the area to protect the secret of the hot springs.

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Things to do in Ouray this April

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Wed, Mar 23, 2016 @09:57 AM

April in Ouray is a time of Peaceful Preparation.

Winter clings to the San Juans as Spring begins to awaken. Little snow showers are interspersed with flashes of green, as the new season struggles to the surface.  Shops and restaurants begin the process of cleaning out the taste of Winter, and anticipation is in the air. 

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Spring Fever Hits the San Juan Mountains!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Thu, Apr 09, 2015 @06:04 PM

Warm Weather and April Showers Bring Promise of a Spectacular Season in Ouray County!

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Earth Day is Every day at this Ouray Hotel!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Sun, Apr 05, 2015 @02:15 PM

It's Easy to be Green at the Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs!

With our all natural mineral hot spring tubs tiered on the hillside in the courtyard, The Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs is like an oasis from the hustle and bustle of the city.

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Second Annual ForkFest In Ouray this May

Posted by Karen Avery on Mon, Mar 23, 2015 @05:29 PM

A Culinary Delight in Ouray!

Forkfest is presented by Weehawken Creative Arts and a lot of community volunteers. ForkFest is designed to promote local food producers, chefs and restaurants. Weehawken is committed to bringing great educational events to the Western Slope, so this year we are adding a great seminar on wine and cheese making as well as paring wine with food.

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Local Hotel Invites You to Relax and Play in Ouray!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Tue, Mar 03, 2015 @10:33 AM

All the Comforts of Home and More at the Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs!

Recently, while picking up some supplies for the hotel, the cashier realized where I was from, and began gushing about the Box Canyon Lodge.

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Romantic Destination Weddings in the San Juan Mountains

Posted by Guest Blogger on Fri, Feb 06, 2015 @12:02 PM

Ouray, a perfect place for a wedding any time of year!

 
Surrounded by spectacular mountains there is no bad  location. The Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs is happy to accommodate your wedding party and guests up  to about 60 people and only blocks from the hotel are several fantastic locations for  ceremony and reception.
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Four Reasons to put Ouray, Colorado on Your Bucket List

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Mon, Jan 19, 2015 @12:45 PM

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?

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