Ouray Colorado Vacation Guide and Trip Planning Information for SW Colorado

Mt. Sneffels Marathon and Half Marathon, August, 2017

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Mon, Aug 07, 2017 @02:42 PM

The 17th Annual Mt. Sneffels Marathon and Half Marathon is one of the most scenic marathons in the country.

A race suited for all levels of competitors, Mt. Sneffels runners are running for a great cause: the Mt. Sneffels Education Foundation, providing support for educational opportunities for our Youth in Ouray County.

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An Old Fashioned Fourth of July in Ouray, 2017

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Mon, Jun 26, 2017 @02:20 PM

The Fourth of July in Ouray is always a grand celebration. From parades and water fights, to barbecues and free concerts in the ark, there are few places that take having fun so seriously.

The weather was on our side again this year, so we expect yet another epic firework display. As the Volunteer Fire Department fires illuminations into the sky above town, there are few places you will see such an awesome show!

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PRESS RELEASE: Mountain Air Music Series Announces Ouray Free Concert Line-up

Posted by Ouray Mountain Air Music Series on Sat, May 13, 2017 @02:13 PM

For Immediate Release:

Ouray, CO.  May 8, 2017.  Mountain Air Music, Inc. is pleased to announce the schedule for the June 2017 Ouray Mountain Air Music concert series  our sixth year of free outdoor concerts in Ouray’s spectacular Fellin Park. The series is presented by the Ouray Hot Springs Pool, which will be celebrating both its 90thanniversary and the completion of its full renovation this summer.

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Treat the Kids to a Ouray County Easter Egg Hunt

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Tue, Apr 04, 2017 @04:23 PM


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Wright Opera House and UpStart Present Jericho, a New Play by Jack Canfora

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Wed, Mar 29, 2017 @01:11 PM

Focusing on plays that open minds to different mindsets, with energetic interactions and intelligent scripts, UpStart works to develop a connection in the community through theater. This April, TheWright Opera House is pleased to welcome an UpStart presentation of Jericho, a witty, hard hitting drama written by New York City playwright Jack Canfora.  Jericho is Mr. Canfora's third play, praised by the New York Times and the Star Tribune during its off Broadway run.

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Official Press Release: OCPAG Presents ‘Appalachian Spring’ at Wright Opera House on March 12

Posted by Samantha Tisdel Wright on Thu, Mar 02, 2017 @12:13 PM

Ouray, CO, Feb. 28, 2017: The Ouray County Performing Arts Guild's 2017 Dave and Mary Wood Classical Concert Series arrives like a breath of fresh air at the Wright Opera House on Sunday afternoon, March 12 with “Appalachian Spring”, a delightful program of piano and violin duos that celebrate the beauty and burgeoning spirit of the season. 

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22nd Annual Ice Fest in Ouray January, 2017

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Wed, Jan 04, 2017 @11:25 AM

From humble beginnings to its current status, the Ouray Ice Parkwelcomes everyone to explore and enjoy the sport if ice climbing. Once, just a couple of friends took a hose, creating the first climb in the park, which now boasts over 200 manmade ice and mixed climbs, 14 distinct climbing areas, and three miles of vertical terrain.

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Ouray County to Host First Annual Ski Joring Event!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Tue, Dec 27, 2016 @10:38 AM

The sport of Ski Joring is gaining popularity as a high adrenaline winter sport which involves a cowboy, a horse, and a skier. Racers and riders alike depend on the speed and capability of their entire team, as the horse races an obstacle course through the snow, pulling an expert skier who is gathering points as he navigates jums and challenges at high speed. The rider is taxed as he guides his mount in sometimes treacherous conditions to greater speed, while at the same time ensuring the safety of the hitchhiker on skis behind them.

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Tags: things to do in ridgway, ouray, ouray event, ridgway event, skiing in ouray

Ouray Ice Park to Open This Weekend!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Wed, Dec 14, 2016 @12:52 PM

This weekend looks to be the beginning of an excellent season for climbers. Not only are conditions looking fantastic for climbing, there are a number of classes and activities planned in the weeks before Ice Fest!

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Tags: training classes, safety tips, ouray, ouray event, ouray ice climbing, ouray ice park

Winter in Ouray Continues with Festive Fun!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Mon, Dec 12, 2016 @12:56 PM

The holiday season is bright in Ouray County this year. The town tree lights up the corner of Main Street and 7th, in front of Colorado West Jeep Tours, joyfully decorated and complimenting the festive lights all along Main Street in the evening.

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