Ouray Colorado Vacation Guide and Trip Planning Information for SW Colorado

Three Favorite Scenic Drives This Fall in and Around Ouray!

Posted by Hannah Hollenbeck on Mon, Sep 14, 2015 @10:05 AM

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

hot springs.

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Tags: fall foliage, ouray, colorado, 4WD

Five Must Haves to Drive The Million Dollar Highway Any Time of Year

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Fri, Apr 24, 2015 @10:04 AM

Driving the Scenic Highways of Southwest Colorado is not as scary as you think.

The 76 miles of US Highway 550 between Durango and Ouray, Colorado, often referred to as the Million Dollar Highway, is a combination of three (3) mountain passes accross some of the most breathtaking scenery the country has to offer. One of the most frequently asked questions we get from our guests is whether the road will be open when they are planning to visit.

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Tags: scenic drives, san juan skyway, southwest colorado, colorado, box canyon falls, motorcycles, ouray colorado, san juan mountains, million dollar highway

October in Ouray County - the leaves are still falling! - update 10-10

Posted by Karen Avery on Sat, Oct 11, 2014 @09:21 AM

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!

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Tags: fall foliage, photography in ouray, southwest colorado, ouray, colorado, fall colors, 4WD, san juan mountains

Spring Fever In Southwest Colorado!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Tue, May 06, 2014 @10:56 AM

Longer days and warmer weather beckon in the San Juan Mountains!

Spring is in its full glory. As Mother Nature stretches from a long winter nap, flowers are beginning to bloom, and the world is showing signs of preparation for the Summer season.

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Tags: things to do in southwest colorado, scenic drives, southwest colorado, ouray, colorado, box canyon falls, day trips from Ouray, box canyon lodge & hot springs

Ten Favorite Wineries in Southwest Colorado

Posted by Guest Blogger on Sat, May 11, 2013 @09:56 PM

Southwest Colorado is filled with hard working entrepreneurs.

People using creativity and imagination to stay in this area they love. A few of those creative groups are wine makers, cheese makers and chocolatiers. 5 years ago I opened a Bed and Breakfast in Ouray and started the Wine, Chocolate and Cheese Festival. In both of these endeavors I got to know a lot of the great people in these fields.

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Tags: things to do in southwest colorado, southwest colorado, colorado, day trips from Ouray

Events this February in Ouray and Ridgway, Colorado

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Mon, Jan 21, 2013 @09:25 PM

Enjoy a New Adventure in Southwest Colorado this February!

February. The shortest month of the year. With only 28 days in the month, the activities are filling the calendar for Ouray and Ridgway. At the Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs, every day is Valentines Day, what with our awesome cedar tubs on the hillside, and our fantastic location, The Box Canyon is a perfect romantic escape, and this year, the month offers plenty of entertainment for couples and family alike!
From exciting performances at the Wright Opera House, to figure skating workshops at Rotary Park just outside of town, to karaoke, there is something for everyone in Ouray County this month!

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December 2012 Events in Ouray and Ridgway, Colorado

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Sun, Nov 25, 2012 @12:28 PM

Enjoy a Picture Perfect Holiday in The San Juan Mountains!

When one imagines the perfect cover on a Christmas card, they don't have to look much further than any window in Ouray, Colorado in the winter!
After a storm, the clouds open up to a crystal clear sky; the sun beaming down on trees laden with snow. Sledding and skiing are within walking distance from anywhere in town, and a sense of Holiday Cheer permeates this Winter Wonderland.

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Tags: things to do in ouray colorado, things to do in ridgway, ouray music, southwest colorado, colorado, things to do in winter, san juan mountains, ouray event, ridgway event

Top Three Scenic Drives in Ouray, Colorado for Passenger Vehicles

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Thu, Sep 06, 2012 @09:47 PM

Take the back roads in Ouray County and see more in just a short drive!

Often referred to as the Jeeping Capital of the World, Ouray and the surrounding area boast over 500 miles of four wheel drive roads. Each trail is filled with spectacular scenery; a journey into the colorful past that is the Western Slope of Colorado. Abandoned mines, wildflowers, mountain lakes and waterfalls are just a few of the sights awaiting you on any given trail.

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Tags: fall foliage, scenic drives, colorado, box canyon lodge & hot springs colorado, day trips from Ouray, san juan mountains, fishing

39th Annual Imogene Pass Run from Ouray to Telluride

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Tue, Aug 28, 2012 @01:34 PM

September 8, 2012, Athletes from Across the Country Continue a Years Old Tradition in Southwest Colorado.

In 1974, Rick Trujillo, a local working at the Campbird Mine, decided to finish his day off with a quick run over to Telluride. He was training for the Pikes Peak Marathon, and thought this would be a great run. The competitive nature of Southwest Colorado miners took over, and less than a month later, six men participated in the first annual "Imogene Pass Mountain Marathon".

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Tags: southwest colorado, ouray, colorado, san juan mountains, ouray event

Ridgway Colorado: Loghill Lungbuster Challenge - Bicycling Event

Posted by Karen Avery on Fri, Aug 24, 2012 @11:24 AM

Bicycle Time Trial in Ouray County Colorado

Calling all Bicyclists!

Bicyclists of all ages, sizes and tire preferences should start training now for the first-ever Log Hill Lungbuster Challenge, a time trial and fund raiser for the Ouray County Historical Society.

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