Ouray Colorado Vacation Guide and Trip Planning Information for SW Colorado

Ouray is the Place to Play this Halloween Weekend!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Mon, Oct 17, 2016 @10:09 AM

Relax in the Hot Springs, and Have a Howling Good Time Supporting the Arts in Southwest Colorado!

Just because Halloween falls on a week night this year is no reason to stay in. In fact, it just means there are so many more options to celebrate and dress up! Spend a weekend with us at the Box Canyon Lodge and take in some entertainment!

 

Wondering what to do in Ouray on the last weekend of October? Well wonder no more! The Wright Opera House and other local venues have a full calendar of entertainment ready for you.

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Ouray Hot Springs - the Perfect Getaway for Fall Colors!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Thu, Sep 08, 2016 @10:13 AM

As the weather begins to change, and the chill of Fall begins to fill the air, the days get shorter and the leaves show the beginnings of change.  Nothing quite compares to a soothing soak in all natural hot spring waterafter a day of exploring Ouray.

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Tags: geothermal energy, green hotel, ouray, fall colors, natural hot springs, ouray colorado

Ouray Hot Springs Pool to Undergo Major Renovations beginning September 6th.

Posted by Hannah Hollenbeck on Tue, Aug 30, 2016 @09:33 AM

Ouray Hot Springs Pool has existed, in some form, since the early 1800s. Even before the discovery of gold and silver in the San Juan Mountains, Southern Utes extoled the virtues of Ouray’s geothermal waters. Since 1927, the facility has been instantly recognizable for its distinct oval shape surrounded by the majestic San Juan Mountains. Despite the Ouray Hot Springs Pool’s popularity, the facility has not been upgraded in quite some time and is showing signs of nearly a century of use. In the fall of 2012, the City of Ouray organized a committee of community members to begin investigating the feasibility of repairs and renovations to the beloved Hot Springs. In August of 2015, the Ouray City Council weighed the various plans and options and approved a master plan for the Pool.  Renovations will begin on September 6, 2016, with a complete closure of the Hot Springs facility (gym facilities are anticipated to remain open). The Hot Springs facility is anticipated to reopen in May 2017.

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Why Ouray Hot Springs are Amazing

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Tue, Mar 08, 2016 @03:16 PM

What's that Smell? NOTHING! That's right. My absolute favorite thing about the hot springs in Ouray County is the lack of odor. As the water travels to the surface, it absorbs not only a variety of minerals, but also odors associated with them.

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Five Reasons to Make Ouray, Colo., Your Summer Vacation Destination

Posted by Karen Avery on Tue, Apr 21, 2015 @10:17 AM

Festivals, Hiking, Biking, Historic Mining Highlight ‘Switzerland of America’

Winter won’t last forever (really). Despite the low temps, short days and seemingly endless snow shoveling ahead for much of the country, it is never too early to start dreaming about your summer vacation plans. Here are five reasons to put Ouray, Colo., the top of your to-do list this summer.

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Ouray, Colorado Celebrates the History of Groundhogs Day!

Posted by Guest Blogger on Mon, Feb 02, 2015 @11:17 PM

Southwest Colorado Looks Forward to Another Six Weeks of Winter

Looks like we will be having another six weeks of winter this year. On the morning of February 2nd, 2015 Punxsutawney Phil came out of his hole and saw his shadow, thus predicting that winter shall continue.

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Tags: southwest colorado, natural hot springs, ouray colorado, ouray ice climbing

Green Hotel in Ouray Celebrates Silver Status!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Thu, May 08, 2014 @11:46 AM

Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs AWARDED TRIPADVISOR GREENLEADERS™ STATUS

Ouray, Colorado - May 8, 2014 today proudly announced it has been accepted as a Silver level GreenLeader into the TripAdvisor® GreenLeaders™ program, which helps travelers plan greener trips by identifying environmentally-friendly accommodations across the U.S.

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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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Tags: colorado vacation, natural hot springs, box canyon lodge & hot springs, things to do in ouray

Wright Opera House Welcomes Jayme Stone to Ouray this February!

Posted by Karen Avery on Sat, Jan 12, 2013 @10:35 AM

Jayme Stone's "Room of Wonders" February 9, 2013 at the Wright Opera House in Southwest Colorado!

It is easy to see the resemblance of the original banjo in more modern stringed instruments, each of which has a truly distinctive sound.

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Dine and Play this New Years Eve and New Years Day in Ouray County

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Thu, Dec 27, 2012 @02:02 PM

Stay and Play in Southwest Colorado this New Year!

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