Ouray Colorado Vacation Guide and Trip Planning Information for SW Colorado

Ouray Ice Park Conditions - Week One

Posted by Rebecca Doll on Thu, Dec 22, 2016 @02:12 PM

The Ouray Ice Park is now open for the 2016-2017 season!

Opening a week earlier than last year, the ice is holding strong on the cliffs of the Uncompaghre River Gorge. Climbers from all over the world have been awaiting this day for months, preparing and training over the off season to come climb in beautiful Ouray, Colorado. 

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Main Street Ouray  - Perfect for Those Last Minute Gifts!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Mon, Dec 19, 2016 @05:49 PM

The weather is on our side in Ouray for an afternoon wandering the shops on Main Street!

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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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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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Cross Country Skiing in Ironton Park - Doesn't get Much Better!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Tue, Dec 06, 2016 @09:44 AM

Early November was unbelievably warm. It almost felt as if Fall would never end, which no one really complained about. The days were warm and invited all to explore another hill or trail, which might not have been so inviting in other circumstances. However, there is always that voice in the back of our heads, wondering where the snow is....

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Holiday Dining in Ouray, Colorado

Posted by Katie Craig on Sat, Dec 03, 2016 @12:02 PM

The Holidays are here, and Ouray, Colorado is a great place to celebrate!

After our most recent snowfall, a blanket of white covers the mountains, inviting you to explore and play in a true Winter Wonderland. Sledding, snow-shoeing, ice skating and soaking in our all natural hot springs are just a small taste of activities Ouray has to offer. Of course, when planning a winter escape, it is always a good idea to know all of your dining options, particularly if you are planning a visit over Christmas or New Year's.

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Press Release: Ouray, Colorado to Host 8th Annual Wine, Chocolate Cheese Festival!

Posted by Faith Parry on Mon, Nov 28, 2016 @11:51 AM


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Ouray County Players to Perform at the Wright Opera House!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Mon, Nov 14, 2016 @04:56 PM

The Wright Opera House Welcomes you to enjoy the newest performance of the Ouray County Players

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Halloween Happenings in Ouray, Colorado

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Thu, Oct 27, 2016 @12:42 PM

Halloween is on a Monday this year, which means the whole weekend before is dedicated to a scary good time in Ouray County!

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Hiking in Ouray During the Fall

Posted by Rebecca Doll on Mon, Oct 24, 2016 @11:09 AM

After a long and busy summer in Ouray, it’s nice to take a deep breath, relish, and enjoy the slow, easy going moments. What does our little mountain town offer after the kids go back to school and everyone goes home to look back at all their fun-filled photos spent on vacation in southwest Colorado? Cooler temperatures throughout the day means wonderful hiking weather with beautiful sights of snowcapped mountains and golden, rustling leaves. A few of my favorite day hikes are the Perimeter Trail, Sutton Mine Trail, and Blue Lakes – all of which offer amazing views within the San Juan Mountain Range.

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Tags: green hotel, ouray, hiking trails