Ouray Colorado Vacation Guide and Trip Planning Information for SW Colorado

May 2014 Events in Ouray County

Posted by Karen Avery on Tue, Apr 15, 2014 @08:53 AM

April Showers Bring May Flowers and so much more in Southwest Colorado!

Southwest Colorado is beginning to awaken from its long winters nap. Spring threatens at least a couple of times a week, bringing warm weather and the first blossoms are beginning to bud.

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Destination Weddings Ouray Colorado Style

Posted by Guest Blogger on Mon, Mar 24, 2014 @05:14 PM

Destination Weddings: Ouray Colorado Style

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Ouray Lodge Offers Hot New Spring Break Special!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Wed, Feb 12, 2014 @06:41 AM

Take A Break In The San Juan Mountains This Spring!

It is never too early to start planning the next adventure for you and your family and friends. Often, Spring Breakers imagine beaches and parties and throngs of people bustling all around, but it doesn't have to be that way. Why not plan a getaway that has something for everyone in a place where time seems to stop?

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A Romantic Getaway in the San Juan Mountains

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Fri, Jan 24, 2014 @02:41 PM

Ouray Hotel Offers Romance Every Day of the Year With These Great Packages!

When considering a romantic getaway with your significant other, think no further than the Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs in Beautiful Ouray, Colorado!

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3 Perfect Days in Ouray Colorado During the Summer

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Mon, Sep 02, 2013 @11:42 AM

There is Always a New Adventure in Ouray, Colorado!

Often, when planning their first visit to Ouray, people ask what there is to do in such a small mountain town. They wonder how they could fill more than one day with activities for the entire family. Once our guests arrive in Ouray though, the question changes to whether there is availability for an extra day.

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Ouray and Ridgway Colorado June 2013

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Thu, May 23, 2013 @10:42 AM

June in Southwest Colorado is the Perfect time to visit!

Every year we wait with anticipation for the high country to dry out enough for all of the activities of summer. Not that winter was so horrible, but it is time to smell the flowers and explore a new season.

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Experience Culture in Southwest Colorado

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Sat, Apr 06, 2013 @11:15 AM

Ouray Hotel Welcomes Guests to Enjoy an Evening at the Wright Opera House!

As you may have read in previous posts, the Wright Opera House is a passion for us at the Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs. After having fallen into disrepair for quite some time, the recent efforts of the Friends of the Wright to revive this historic venue have far surpassed expectations. With each booking, and every sold out show, the Wright Opera House establishes itself as a theater worthy of recognition. The proceeds from these shows is then used towards further upgrades and maintenance on a building that has remained virtually unchanged since the late 1800's.

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November Events in Ouray and Ridgway, Colorado

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Tue, Oct 23, 2012 @11:13 AM

As fall begins to fade, and winter unveils her intentions, the San Juans prepare for a season of festivities and a healthy dose of relaxation.

Once the snow begins to fall, sledding, ice skating and all kinds of skiing are just a short distance from your front door. Until then, the hiking trails are calling, with long luxurious soaks in the mineral hot springs beckoning, regardless of the weather.
Take a scenic drive, or just hang out in town, soaking, shopping and relaxing the days away! Truly a great place to either celebrate the holidays, or just take a much deserved break, Ouray County is a welcoming escape.

Friday, August 17, 2012 through November 17, 2012 - OCHS Otto MearsExhibit

Visit the Ouray History Museum any time between 10:00 am to 4:30 pm to learn about the builder of the Million Dollar Highway, to name just one of the accomplishments of this historical figure.

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September Events in Ouray and Ridgway

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Sat, Aug 04, 2012 @10:30 AM

From Bronco Bustin to Live Music, Ouray County has what you are looking for this September!

September heralds the beginning of Fall in the San Juans. As the weather begins to cool, the leaves turn from brilliant green to an assortment of colors, from golden yellows and oranges to an assortment of reds. depending on when we get our first frost, most if not all of the four wheel drive roads are still open, offering a photographers dream of colors and scenery.

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Ouray and Ridgway Colorado: June 2012 Events

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Sun, May 13, 2012 @10:37 PM

June in the San Juan Mountains heralds a season of outdoor splendor!

The snow is melted, wildflowers are blooming, and the High Country is calling. This year is the first season Ouray has joined the Summer Concert Series, a series of free concerts in the park every Thursday. Ridgway has been hosting concerts each Thursday in July for a couple of years now, and with the addition of Ouray to the line-up, it's just more fun for everyone! Of course, concerts in the park are fabulous, but there is so much to do in Ouray and the surrounding area, they are just the tip of the iceberg! Jeep trails are opening and wildlife is prolific. The wildflowers in Yankee Boy Basin are an incomperable sight, not to mention the eclectic assortment of restaurants and shops where treasure await!

Thursday April 19 - June 30 - Bridal Exhibit at the Ouray Museum

 

Bridal Exhibit, "A sampling of Bridal Gowns 1883-1966," opens and runs through June 30th.

Location: 420 6th Avenue, Ouray, CO

Thursday April 19 - July 5 - Otto Mears Exhibit at the Ouray Museum

Otto Mears Exhibit opens. Most Ouray County residents are familiar with the name Otto Mears. He is most famous for building toll roads and railroads. However, Otto was involved in many other endeavors including founding newspapers, mining investing, military service, Colorado politics, and numerous others. Learn about the career of this famous Colorado entrepreneur. The exhibit closes July 5th and reopens August 17th thru November 19th.

Location: 420 6th Avenue, Ouray, CO

Saturday, June 1, 2012: 10:00 pm - 1:00 am - Live Music at O'Brien's Pub & Grill

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