Ouray Colorado Vacation Guide and Trip Planning Information for SW Colorado

Southwest Colorado: Mesa Verde National Park: Balcony House

Posted by Karen Avery on Thu, Jun 16, 2011 @07:34 AM

Ouray is Only 2.5 Hours from Mesa Verde

In addition to seeing Ouray on their Colorado vacation, many people drive to Mesa Verde National Park and visit the ruins of the ancestral puebloans.  It is a spectacular look into the history of the continent and establishes human existance in the region as early as 550 AD.  The ancestral puebloans lived in the region until sometime around 1300 AD and many of their villages remain.  Twenty-four present day tribal nations trace their ancestors back to the inhabitants of Mesa Verde.

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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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Southwest Colorado: Mesa Verde National Park: Cliff Palace

Posted by Karen Avery on Wed, Jun 01, 2011 @11:41 AM

Mesa Verde is only 2.5 hours from Ouray

When planning a Colorado vacation, besides visiting Ouray, many people plan to visit one of the best known attractions in southwest Colorado: Mesa Verde National Park.  Mesa Verde is only 2.5 hours from Ouray along the San Juan Skyway and makes for a great stop on a tour of this beautiful state.

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Ouray is in the Heart of the San Juan Skyway Scenic Byway

Posted by Karen Avery on Sun, Mar 06, 2011 @09:21 AM

Part I:  Ouray to Cortez

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