Ouray Colorado Vacation Guide and Trip Planning Information for SW Colorado

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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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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Ouray Colorado: Best Little Town in the San Juan Mountains

Posted by Karen Avery on Fri, Jan 30, 2015 @10:48 AM

Ouray Colorado Provides Relaxation Around Every Corner

Ouray, Colorado is a tiny, picturesque Victorian village nestled into a valley surrounded by rugged alpine peaks rising from the very edges of the town. Situated in a river valley at 7,792 ft. in the heart of the Rocky Mountains lies the spectacular mountain town eloquently nicknamed the “Switzerland of America”.

Ouray officially began in 1876 with the eager stroke of the prospector’s pick. However, the future brought with it those simply inspired by its beauty. Because of Ouray’s majestic peaks, cascading waterfalls, natural hot springs, the famous Million Dollar Highway, Ouray Ice Park, and its reputation for being the Jeep Capital of the World, modern visitors flock to Ouray as much for its beauty as the miners of the past did for the riches they hoped to find.

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First Annual ForkFest in Ouray Highlights Local Farm Fresh Cuisine

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Mon, Mar 17, 2014 @06:19 PM

A New and Improved Culinary Arts Festival in The San Juan Mountains!

Weehawken Creative Arts has taken Ouray County by storm. A Non-Profit, 501-c-3 organization, Weehawken continuously outdoes itself in its mission to "provide quality arts and cultural education and experiences to the visitors and residents of Ouray County year-round."

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Dining and Entertainment over the Holidays in Ouray!

Posted by Guest Blogger on Sat, Dec 21, 2013 @10:50 AM

Ouray’s very First Christmas with a dash of Vinegar

 

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Tags: ouray, things to do in winter, history of ouray colorado, ouray colorado, box canyon lodge & hot springs, ouray event

Four Wheel Drive Updates for 2013 in Ouray County

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Wed, Jun 05, 2013 @12:17 PM

Jeep Trails are opening up in the high country. Head on up to Ouray today!

Ouray Coun ty has had a beautiful Spring! With the snow almost gone, it is time to head out to the high country and enjoy the amazing scenery of the San Juan Mountain range. Wildflowers are blooming everywhere. It's just a question of where you want to go to see the full effect of blankets of color over green grass.

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Ouray Hotel Welcomes Live Music This June Rocks the San Juans!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Mon, Jun 03, 2013 @09:46 PM

Mountain Air Music Series Begins its Second Year in Ouray!

Nothing quite compares to an afternoon at the park, enjoying a craft beer and dancing with friends new and old to live music!

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Tags: things to do with kids, ouray music, ouray, ouray colorado, san juan mountains, box canyon lodge & hot springs

Family Adventure Package in Ouray, Colorado

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Fri, May 17, 2013 @12:50 PM

Let the Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs be Your Gateway to Adventure in the San Juans!

When picturing a vacation in the little mining town of Ouray, Colorado, what do you imagine? Perhaps bringing your 4x4 and exploring the plethora of jeep trails surrounding town, or spending the day soaking at the pool and shopping on Main Street?

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Tags: canyoneering, colorado canyoning, things to do with kids, training classes, Ouray vacation packages, ouray colorado, box canyon lodge & hot springs

Ouray Colorado boasts a variety of neighbors!

Posted by Guest Blogger on Sat, Apr 27, 2013 @10:06 AM

Life in Southwest Colorado is a little different than a lot of the world.

If you even have a commute it might only be a few minutes, but often includes traffic jams of Big Horn Sheep coming down from higher elevations to lick the salt off the roads. These beautiful animals are avid climbers, if one or two are on Highway 550, look up and you can pick out several more sheep of varying sizes perched on the rocks and outcrops above the road. You can tell the difference between males and females by the size and shape of their horns. Male Big Horn Sheep have larger horns with bigger curls whereas females have smaller horns with not much of a curl.

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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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