Ouray Colorado Vacation Guide and Trip Planning Information for SW Colorado

The Wright Opera House Presents: The Villain Wore a Dirty Shirt

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Wed, Jul 01, 2015 @02:05 PM

A Fun Melodrama Every Monday at the Wright Opera House This July!

My favorite thing about a melodrama is the audience participation. It is expected of the audience to involve themselves as the plot thickens.

With silly plots, and delectably hateable villains, it is easy to enjoy the adventures of protagonists and antogonists alike. Kids of all ages can holler at the hero, directing them to the damsel in distress, or warning them of the evil intentions of the bad guy.

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Fourth of July in Ouray!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Mon, Jun 22, 2015 @05:08 PM

Experience Independence Day the Ouray Way!

Very few towns in the country can put on a celebration quite like Ouray.

From morning parades and barbecues on every corner, to games in the park and the biggest water fight EVER, the fireworks at the end of the day are just the icing on the cake!


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Colorado Canyoneering

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Mon, Jun 08, 2015 @03:01 PM

Ouray invites you to experience Canyoneering with us!

 

ouraycanyoning-5Ouray, Colorado to host this year's Canyoneering Festival conjunction with the 14th Annual Rendezvous International for Canyoneering (RIC 2015)!

Ice Climbers rejoice! The ice may be gone, but canyoneering is here for the summer. With innumerable canyons to explore, this sport encompasses everything you might be missing.

ouraycanyoning4-1A healthy mixture of everything outdoor, Canyoneering, or Canyoning, as some people refer to it, is an experience every sports enthusiast should try at least once!

Unlike the dry canyons in Utah, the canyons in Ouray feature waterfalls, and amazing rock formations and scenery, sure to create the most memorable experience.

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Ouray County 4-Wheel Drive Roads Update 6/3/15

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Wed, Jun 03, 2015 @05:58 PM

Summer is here, and it is time to get your jeep on!

Warm weather and fewer showers have helped the road crews all accross the Western Slope to clear more and more four wheel drive trails every day.

We watch jeep tour operators pick up our guests and take them out into the high country for an adventure they are sure to remember for the rest of their lives.

Folks are renting jeeps for a four wheel drive adventure not scheduled around any one else, and coming back excited to try another trail tomorrow.

More trails open daily, and at the Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs, we make it our goal to be as up to date as possible.

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4WD Road Conditions Around Ouray

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Sat, May 30, 2015 @02:47 PM

Trails are slowly beginning to open for high country adventures in Southwest Colorado:

The deceptively warm weather of March and April gave us all the impression the four wheel drive roads would be opening early this year.

Mother Nature, however, had her own plan. As we welcome afternoon showers with pleasure, knowing the moisture will bring beautiful flowers, we also must acknowledge that when it rains in Ouray, it's probably snowing at the top of Imogene.

Because of this, the passes might open a little more slowly, but that just adds to the pleasure of traveling the high country once summer truly arrives!

A few roads in the lower elevations are open already though, and more to come: Keep checking in with us at the Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs for up to date information regarding jeep trails!

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Ridgway Event - Love Your Valley Festival May 16, 2015 from 1pm -6pm

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Fri, May 08, 2015 @10:17 AM

Music and brews in Ridgway Hartwell Park next weekend!

With 18 Colorado Micro Breweries in attendance the $20 tasting fee will get you a lot of tastings and a souvenir glass. If you don’t want to drink the event is free. There will also be food vendors serving BBQ or Thai.

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History of Ouray - Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Mon, May 04, 2015 @10:43 AM

Ouray Hotel has long provided a soothing relaxing atmosphere!

Long before the area was discovered by two miners in search of gold, the tiny canyon now known as Ouray served as a sacred spot for the Ute Indians. Some people speculate that perhaps the name "Uncompahgre", or dirty water, was given to the area to protect the secret of the hot springs.

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Spring Fever Hits the San Juan Mountains!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Thu, Apr 09, 2015 @06:04 PM

Warm Weather and April Showers Bring Promise of a Spectacular Season in Ouray County!

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Earth Day is Every day at this Ouray Hotel!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Sun, Apr 05, 2015 @02:15 PM

It's Easy to be Green at the Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs!

With our all natural mineral hot spring tubs tiered on the hillside in the courtyard, The Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs is like an oasis from the hustle and bustle of the city.

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Second Annual ForkFest In Ouray this May

Posted by Karen Avery on Mon, Mar 23, 2015 @05:29 PM

A Culinary Delight in Ouray!

Forkfest is presented by Weehawken Creative Arts and a lot of community volunteers. ForkFest is designed to promote local food producers, chefs and restaurants. Weehawken is committed to bringing great educational events to the Western Slope, so this year we are adding a great seminar on wine and cheese making as well as paring wine with food.

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