Ouray Colorado Vacation Guide and Trip Planning Information for SW Colorado

Cascade Falls in Ouray, Colorado

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Mon, Apr 25, 2016 @03:15 PM

bcmwaterfall.jpgWith the sun shining on a lovely spring morning, it was without hesitation an invitation to go for a walk was accepted.  Sauntering out from the seclusion of the Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs, we looked at the Cascade falls, and decided to wander in that direction.

Cascade Falls can be seen from almost everywhere in town. From the Box Canyon Lodge, the waterfall can be seen flowing down the canyon wall beyond the sign. As the snow begins to melt in the high country, the waterfall is even more prominent, as the water roars into a stream, whch has been routed to a flume which directs the flow into the Uncompahgre River on its route through Ouray. Cascade Falls is easily reached by going straight up 8th Avenue. Once the road ends, there is a little parking area, and it is a short hike to the base of the waterfall.

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Ouray Perimeter Trail gets TLC from the OTG

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Mon, Jun 30, 2014 @03:43 PM

Circling the City of Ouray, the Perimeter Trail takes Hikers on a Path to Beauty!

The Ouray Trail Group is a non-profit corporation of volunteers working with the U.S. Forest Service dedicated to the preservation and safe use of hiking trails in Ouray County.

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Ouray Hiking Trails are for Everyone!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Mon, Aug 05, 2013 @11:36 AM

Hiking the Baby Bathtubs: a Short Sweet Hike in Southwest Colorado

Ouray County boasts a variety of hiking trails easily accessible and ranging from a serene stroll along the river, to a harrowing climb over switchbacks and deer runs. The end result is however the same. You will be rewarded with spectacular views of the San Juan Mountains.

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Ouray Hiking Trails: Dallas - Corbett Loop

Posted by Karen Avery on Tue, Jul 09, 2013 @08:50 AM

Hiking in Ouray Colorado:  Fantastic Options to Enjoy the Great Outdoors

The Dallas-Corbett Loop hiking trail just outside of Ouray is a splendid 6.0 mile loop with a 2000 foot elevation change.The first 0.9 miles is a steep section with switchbacks up a red rock face. At the junction of Corbett and Dallas, hikers can choose. Dallas is not as steep and winds through a forest with coniferous trees while Corbett winds its way on the south side of a gorge so it can be hotter. Corbett is steeper and dryer initially but the views are stunning of Corbett and Whitehouse. From Corbett, some waterfalls are viewable in the distance of the Corbett creek and eventually, you end up in the beautiful aspen forest.

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Spring Hike in Ouray Colorado - Twin Peaks Trail -- April 2013

Posted by Karen Avery on Mon, Apr 08, 2013 @01:28 PM

Ouray Colorado, nestled in the valley of towering 13,000 foot peaks, boasts wonderful hiking during the summer.  But, even now as springtime takes hold, some fun hikes are already available, albeit somewhat short.

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Wright Opera house Welcome David Baker & Friends to Ouray

Posted by Guest Blogger on Wed, Oct 03, 2012 @01:39 PM

Concert in the San Juans Draws Fun and Funds to Historic Venue!

The next David Baker & Friends Concert is scheduled for Saturday, October 13. Baker, a favorite local singer/songwriter, has again gathered his talented musical friends to create an evening of fun and heartfelt tunes, both original and familiar. It will also be a major fund raising event for the Wright Opera House, with costs underwritten by Mick and Kathy Graff. This will be the fifth time Baker, a favorite local singer/songwriter, has gathered his talented musical friends to create an evening of fun and heartfelt tunes, both original and familiar.

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Tags: scenic drives, ouray, hiking trails, san juan mountains, ouray event, things to do in ouray

Ouray Trail Run: 14 Mile Loop Circumnavigates Best Town in Colorado

Posted by Karen Avery on Wed, Aug 10, 2011 @08:05 AM

 

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Hiking Near Ouray Colorado: Silver Shield Trail

Posted by Karen Avery on Fri, Jul 15, 2011 @08:37 AM

A Short Afternoon Hike to Great Vistas Await You on the Silvershield Trail by Ouray

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Hiking in Ouray: The Ouray Perimeter Trail Rocks!

Posted by Karen Avery on Sat, Jul 09, 2011 @02:07 PM

The Ouray Perimeter Trail, the newest hiking trail near Ouray Colorado is a 4.2 mile loop around the cliffs and hills of this strikingly beautiful Colorado mountain town in the San Juans.

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Hiking in Southwest Colorado: Mesa Verde Natl Park: Petroglyph Trail

Posted by Karen Avery on Tue, Jun 14, 2011 @11:04 AM

Ouray is only 2.5 hours from Mesa Verde National Park!

When visiting Southwest Colorado, no trip is complete without a stop at Mesa Verde National Park.  The park entrance is along the San Juan Skyway Scenic Byway but the actual ruins are about 25 miles further into the park.  The scenery is impressive and a hike on the Petroglyph trail is easy and allows for some grand vistas of the canyons along the way.  

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