Ouray Colorado Vacation Guide and Trip Planning Information for SW Colorado

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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Colorado Canyoneering

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Tue, Jul 12, 2016 @08:05 PM

Ouray invites you to experience Canyoneering with us!

One of the most exciting sports to reach Ouray, Colorado in recent years, Canyoning has indeed taken the area by storm. And why not? A sport that combines hiking with rock climbing and rappelling, as well as jumping, and swimming every aspect of the putdoor acventure is there for the enjoyment of all. 

Canyoneering, or Canyoning, as some people refer to it, is an experience every sports enthusiast should try at least once!

Unlike the dry canyons in Utah, the canyons in Ouray feature waterfalls, and amazing rock formations and scenery, sure to create the most memorable experience.

As always, Ouray has a route for any skill level, so whether you are a seasoned enthusiast, or new to the sport, there is a route just for you that will offer the precise amount of adrenaline you're looking for!

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Four Seasons in Southwest Colorado

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Fri, Apr 08, 2016 @06:11 PM

Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter, the majesty of the San Juan Mountains is Second to None!


When the last of the snow has melted from the highest peaks, the rivers run high, and the reds blues and yellows of a world of flowers create a rainbow accross the land.

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Tax Professionals Getaway at the Box Canyon Lodge!`

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Tue, Feb 24, 2015 @05:05 PM

Tax Professionals Receive a Super Rate in April and May!

The Box Canyon Lodge and Hot Springs, located in Southwest Colorado, is offering an amazing rate to all of the Tax Professionals who have been working so hard to keep us all out of the red and in Uncle Sam’s good graces!

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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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Winterfest in Ouray!

Posted by Guest Blogger on Fri, Nov 28, 2014 @10:06 AM

A Season of Wintery Fun is Upon us in Ouray County! 


Winterfest
 is a season of wintery holiday events from Thanksgiving to the Ice Fest in January. We kick off the season with Small Business Saturday November 29th. Start the day with a delicious breakfast at Cavallo’s Restaurant  and then shop till you drop in Ouray’s fantastic and one-of-a-kind shops. End the day on 7th Ave and Main at 7 pm with a Christmas tree lighting, caroling , hot drinks and s’mores. Don’t forget to sign up on Amex’s website to qualify for their $10 rebates for shopping local.

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Seven reasons to visit Ouray

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Sat, Oct 25, 2014 @10:27 AM

Nestled in the San Juan Mountains, Ouray County is a Natural Treasure.

Once central to a booming mining industry, Ouray County now relies mainly on tourism, recreation, ranching, construction and still some mining. Its two towns, Ouray and Ridgway, remain true to the best of the Western Colorado tradition - a relaxed, meaningful quality of life that many only dream about.

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Three Favorite Four Wheel Drive Trails Around Ouray

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Fri, Aug 29, 2014 @04:48 PM

Ouray Colorado is the Jeeping Capitol Of The World!

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Whats Happening in Ouray and Ridgway this August 2014

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Sat, Jul 19, 2014 @01:13 PM

Southwest Colorado is Bursting with Excitement this August!

Summer is here in the high country! Flowers are still blooming, and the grass is green and inviting. Hiking trails are abundant with life and energy as four wheel drive enthusiasts play in the Jeeping Capital of the World.

Restaurants and shops on Main Street offer a variety of interesting and original gift ideas and meals that are second to none. The museums are a perfect place to cool off and enjoy a moment travelling abck in time to a Ouray unlike the one before you, and yet similar enough to take your breath away.

Live music and plays at the Wright Opera House draw visitors to one of the most spectacular historic venues around, and the staff at the Box canyon Lodge & Hot Springs are here to make every moment exciting and memorable.

Thursday, April 17 through Saturday, November 15, 2014 - "How the Local Mountains Got their Names" exhibit at the Ouray Museum from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm

Have you ever wondered how the peaks around Ouray got their Names? Our special exhibit answers these questions and more. See photos of the local peaks with detailed descriptions of where the names came from.

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Weekday Fun for Everyone in Ouray!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Tue, Jun 03, 2014 @03:52 PM

An Adventure Filled With Music, Flowers and Fun Awaits in Southwest Colorado!

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