Ouray Colorado Vacation Guide and Trip Planning Information for SW Colorado
It has started to get a little bit more chilly in the afternoons and evenings in Ouray County, and as rain falls at 7800 feet, there is little doubt snow will be falling at 10,000 feet and above.
The leaves have passed their peak, but many still cling to the branches, almost in anticipation of the coming cold that will eventually send them spiralling to the forest floor.
As of today, the majority of trails are still open. Waiting for adventurers to explore the many spectacular spots in the high country one last time before winter covers them in deep drifts of snow until next yrear. Of course, considering the fact that we did indeed get some snowfall in Ouray this morning, one must wonder if the open roads will last much longer...
We have had the most glorious Fall.
The leaves still cling to trees all over the area, and despite the construction on the Million Dollar Highway, visitors have enjoyed the changing of the aspens in the high country for weeks now.
As the days get shorter, the weather in the high country is beginning to turn. Just the other day, news arrived that there was snow falling at the top of Red Mountin Pass.
The four-wheel drive trails have had a phenomenal season of great weather and have stayed open for quite a while, however, as the snow begins to cover the mountain tops, so must the passes begin to close.....
The Million Dollar Highway has been lauded in countless articles around the world for its scenery and breath taking twists and turns. Travellers far and wide are humbled by the drastic views and non-existent shoulders. The lack of guard rails may seem like some adrenaline junkies idea of a funny joke, but is in fact more for safety. Guard rails in the winter would result in heavier pileup of snow and black ice, which would make the pass impassable.
With several Projects in progress on Red Mountain Pass, one might think to avoid this scenic byway, but it is still open for travellers at select times.
The fall season has begun in Ouray County! Cooler temperatures bring a spectacular array of golden
yellows, stunning orange and vibrant red colors to Ouray County’s already majestic scenery. Fall is the
perfect time to visit Ouray to enjoy warm afternoon hikes and crisp fall evenings in our natural mineral
Celebrate over 90 Years of Ranching History in Ouray County this Labor Day Weekend!
In September of 1920, the Ouray Cattlemans Association announced The Cattleman's Day Celebration and Old Timers Picnic outside of Ridgway. In addition to bucking broncos and horse races, there was an airplane exhibit and a giant barbecue at the town park, followed by a dance in the evening. The event has changed some, now drawing people from across the states to celebrate a good old fashioned Rodeo!
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.