Ouray Colorado Vacation Guide and Trip Planning Information for SW Colorado
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.
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!
Ouray invites you to experience Canyoneering with us!
Ouray, 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.
A 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.
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.