Ouray Colorado Vacation Guide and Trip Planning Information for SW Colorado

History of Ouray - Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Mon, May 04, 2015 @10:43 AM

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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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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St. Patricks Day in the San Juan Mountains

Posted by Guest Blogger on Mon, Mar 09, 2015 @02:16 PM

Celebrate the History of St. Patricks Day in Southwest Colorado!

With St. Patrick’s Day fast approaching we thought it might be fun to delve into some of the history and traditions associated with this most fun holiday.

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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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20th Annual Ouray Ice Fest - January 8 - 11, 2015

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Thu, Jan 08, 2015 @07:42 AM

Welcome Climbers! Ouray Celebrates 20 Years of World Class Competition.

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Southwest Colorado Town Offers Many Services for the Holidays!

Posted by Guest Blogger on Tue, Dec 23, 2014 @12:14 PM
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