Ouray Colorado Vacation Guide and Trip Planning Information for SW Colorado

Ouray Nordic Council Makes Outdoor Winter Sports Safe and Fun!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Sun, Nov 10, 2013 @12:09 PM

Skiing and Snowshoeing season in the San Juan Mountains is about to begin!

November is upon us, and Mother Nature has been smiling on Southwest Colorado. We have gotten some wonderful storms: just enough snow to coat the mountains, followed by beautiful sunshiny days that entice any one looking out a window to go out and enjoy.

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Tags: ouray, backcountry skiing, ironton, san juan mountains, skiing in ouray, cross country skiing

Weehawken Creative Arts Centers of Ouray County: More than painting!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Fri, Jan 20, 2012 @06:16 PM

Weehawken Creative Arts Centers offers a plethora of learning and fun to Ouray County!

Filling a void in Ouray County for years now, Weehawken Creative Arts centers is a non-profit organization that seems to have encompassed all that defines this small County in Southwest Colorado. From visual arts to horticulture, this organization defines the arts based on the needs and interests of its community. Ballet, Poetry and culinary classes abound, as well as photography and woodworking. Zumba Dance classes are held daily, and Karate for adults and children offer opportunities for the community to express themselves while getting a great workout!

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Tags: colorado vacation, ouray, colorado, colorado ice climbing, backcountry skiing, ironton, ouray ice climbing, cross country skiing

Ouray County History: Treasury Tunnel on Red Mountain Pass

Posted by Guest Blogger on Tue, Apr 26, 2011 @10:49 AM

As you travel highway 550 between Ironton and the summit of Red Mountain Pass along the Million Dollar Highway, you encounter three famous mining tunnels. Two of these, the Meldrum Tunnel and the Joker Tunnel, will be  discussed in future articles. However, the most famous of the three tunnels was the Treasury Tunnel. It is located near the top of Red Mountain Pass and today it is part of the Idarado Mine complex of more than 100 miles of tunnels between Red Mountain Pass and Telluride. The entrance to the Treasury Tunnel is behind the large metal door against the hillside across the highway from the Mining Overlook near the summit of Red Mountain Pass.

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Tags: history of ouray colorado, ouray museum, ironton, million dollar highway

Best Off the Beaten Path Picnic Spots in Ouray County - Part 1

Posted by Guest Blogger on Fri, Mar 25, 2011 @11:12 AM

I can’t think of a more beautiful area to stop and smell the wildflowers than Ouray County. At every turn you stumble across quite possibly the most picturesque spot you’ve ever seen in your life. Then, a little farther down the road, you again stumble across quite possibly the most picturesque spot you’ve ever seen in your life. Generally there’s a postcard-worthy stream nearby. And wildflowers. A big blue sky over red canyon walls. And it just goes on and on.

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Tags: places to visit in colorado, things to do in ouray colorado, scenic drives, colorado vacation, jeeping, ironton, san juan mountains, million dollar highway, things to do in ridgway colo

San Juan Mountain Mining Conference in Ouray Colorado April 2011

Posted by Karen Avery on Tue, Mar 22, 2011 @09:25 AM

Join the Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership at the San Juan Mountain Mining Conference to be held in Ouray, CO on April 27, 2011 in the Ouray Community Center from 3:00pm - 8:00pm.

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Tags: things to do in ridgway, things to do in southwest colorado, ironton, san juan mountains, ouray event, things to do in ouray, million dollar highway, things to do in ridgway colo

Snow Conditions around Ouray Colorado

Posted by Karen Avery on Thu, Dec 23, 2010 @10:45 AM

We received an update from the USFS in Montrose today and the conditions are not surprising if you live in Ouray Colorado but might shock those that have heard of epic snowstorms in the Colorado high country.  Ouray CO has had plenty of moisture but unfortunately, it has been too warm so it comes to us in the form of rain.  But, on a positive note, today's weather is mostly a frozen margarita or a slushy as the rain is beginning to turn to snow.  We still may have a white Christmas at the Box Canyon Lodge and Hot Springs after all!

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Tags: colorado natural hot springs, ouray, ironton, ouray colorado, box canyon lodge & hot springs, skiing in ouray

Ouray Colorado : Fall Foliage in the San Juan Mountains

Posted by Karen Avery on Sun, Sep 19, 2010 @10:18 PM

Look for the Latest information for Southwest Colorado Fall Foliage

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Tags: fall foliage, ouray, ironton, ouray colorado, san juan mountains, million dollar highway, crystal lake