Ouray Colorado Vacation Guide and Trip Planning Information for SW Colorado

Winter Activities in Southwest Colorado

Posted by Katie Craig on Mon, Mar 13, 2017 @03:08 PM

Looking for a great day trip from Ouray for winter activities? Ever thought about Grand Mesa outside of Grand Junction? Grand Mesa has plenty to do in the winter with beautiful views, it’s worth the two-hour drive!

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Tags: southwest colorado, day trips from Ouray, backcountry skiing

My Three Favorite Back Roads in Ouray, Colorado for Passenger Vehicles

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Sat, Aug 27, 2016 @08:43 AM

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

Four Wheel Drive Road Conditions Ouray - June 2014

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Fri, Jun 27, 2014 @12:56 PM

Adventure Awaits in the High Country all around Ouray!

June almost over, and July is waiting for us in the distance. Soon, all of the passes will be open for the adventurer to explore and experience The days are long and liesurely. Snow melt in the high country creates roaring rivers and seasonal waterfalls at every turn. One needs just to look up to be overwheled by the beauty and majesty of the Uncompahgres.

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Tags: things to do in southwest colorado, scenic drives, ouray, 4WD, day trips from Ouray, jeeping, scenic jeep tour, box canyon lodge & hot springs

Ouray County Four Wheel Drive Road Conditions - May 2014

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Sat, May 31, 2014 @10:30 AM

Summer Adventures in Southwest Colorado are Just Beginning!

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Tags: things to do in ouray colorado, things to do in ridgway, things to do in southwest colorado, scenic drives, southwest colorado, 4WD, day trips from Ouray, san juan mountains, scenic jeep tours

Southwest Colorado Wineries

Posted by Guest Blogger on Fri, May 23, 2014 @10:48 AM

A Delicious Day Trip From Ouray, Enjoy a Wine Tasting and Meal!

A bit of a drive from Ouray, but well worth it, many of the wineries in Southwest Colorado are  only open to the public by  appointment, but they are always happy to have people come visit. We headed north about an hour drive from Ouray on Highway 550 past  Olathe, and up onto California Mesa, driving through farm land, orchards and  vineyards.
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Tags: places to visit in colorado, scenic drives, southwest colorado, ouray, day trips from Ouray, things to do in ouray

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

Telluride: Just a Short Scenic Drive from Ouray

Posted by Karen Avery on Tue, Jun 25, 2013 @08:19 PM

Enjoy a Day of Fun in Telluride, Just 1 Hour Drive from Ouray

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Tags: places to visit in colorado, scenic drives, ouray, day trips from Ouray

Original "True Grit" Filmed in Southwest Colorado In and Near Ouray

Posted by Karen Avery on Thu, Jun 13, 2013 @11:52 AM

Last Dollar Road Provides a Stunning Backdrop for Photographers Year Round and Springtime is no Exception.  

The Original "True Grit" starring John Wayne was filmed on several locations in Ouray County including the town of Ridgway, in the Ouray County Courthouse, and up on Owl Creek Pass.  However, the Ross Ranch was actually just outside of Ouray County on Last Dollar Road.

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Tags: things to do in southwest colorado, photography in ouray, scenic drives, history of ouray colorado, day trips from Ouray, jeeping, san juan mountains, scenic jeep tours

Four Wheel Drive Updates for 2013 in Ouray County

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Wed, Jun 05, 2013 @12:17 PM

Jeep Trails are opening up in the high country. Head on up to Ouray today!

Ouray Coun ty has had a beautiful Spring! With the snow almost gone, it is time to head out to the high country and enjoy the amazing scenery of the San Juan Mountain range. Wildflowers are blooming everywhere. It's just a question of where you want to go to see the full effect of blankets of color over green grass.

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Tags: scenic drives, ouray, wildlife viewing, 4WD, day trips from Ouray, scenic jeep tour, ouray colorado, san juan mountains, 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