Ouray Colorado Vacation Guide and Trip Planning Information for SW Colorado

Seasonal Photography in Ouray, Colorado

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Wed, Feb 01, 2017 @01:52 PM

When is the Best Time for Taking Pictures in the San Juan Mountains? You Decide!

Southwest Colorado is one of the most beautiful places in the country. Of course, I may be a little bit biased, but there are thousands of people who agree with me. Regardless of the time of year, there is something spectacular to be seen wherever you look. From abundant wildlife to breathtaking views,  it is difficult to say what might be the best.

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Ouray Colorado Hot Springs Historic Pictures from Ouray Museum

Posted by Karen Avery on Wed, Mar 16, 2016 @03:02 PM

The Ouray Museum is a glorious treasure filled to the brim with artifacts from earlier times.  All three floors of the former St. Joseph's Miner's Hospital are filled with artifacts, clothing, domestic appliances, books, newspaper articles, medical equipment, pictures, displays, and small diaramas seeking to explain the history of Southwest Colorado and specifically of Ouray and Ridgway.  

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October in Ouray County - the leaves are still falling! - update 10-10

Posted by Karen Avery on Sat, Oct 11, 2014 @09:21 AM

Fall Leaves Update for Southwest Colorado

It seems as if the colors on the Million Dollar Highway between Ouray and Silverton have passed their peak, but that's not to say the leaves have done changing!

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Tags: fall foliage, photography in ouray, southwest colorado, ouray, colorado, fall colors, 4WD, san juan mountains

San Juan Mountains provide Inspiration to all kinds of Artists!

Posted by Guest Blogger on Wed, Feb 05, 2014 @09:36 AM

Maybe it is the scenery, but it seems the artistic are 'drawn' to the Uncompahgres.

Ouray County has painters, welders, woodworkers, quilters, photographers, and glass workers, just to name a few.

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Tags: things to do in southwest colorado, photography in ouray, ouray, san juan mountains, box canyon lodge & hot springs

Fall Foliage Update for Southwest Colorado, September 2013

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Mon, Sep 30, 2013 @12:49 PM

The Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs is Your Home Base for Fall Colors!

Fall has arrived, and the aspens are beginning to change. Just a short drive from Ouray to Ridgway is already a display of golds and reds, still with quite a bit of green, but every day is a little more colorful.

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Tags: fall foliage, photography in ouray, scenic drives, fall colors, box canyon lodge & hot springs

Ouray Colorado in the Fall: Photography Workshop with John Fielder

Posted by Karen Avery on Tue, Jul 02, 2013 @07:59 AM

The Ouray County Historical Society Offers a Wonderful Opportunity to Enjoy the Fall Foliage in Ouray Colorado 

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Tags: fall foliage, things to do in ouray colorado, photography in ouray, fall colors

Things to do in Ouray Colorado - Balloon Over the San Juans

Posted by Karen Avery on Sat, Jun 22, 2013 @11:55 AM

Hot Air Ballooning in Ouray County, Colorado

Nearly everyday in the summer months, visitors can enjoy a Hot Air Balloon Ride in Ridgway, Colorado.  

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Tags: photography in ouray, things to do in ridgway colorado

Original "True Grit" Filmed in Southwest Colorado In and Near Ouray

Posted by Karen Avery on Thu, Jun 13, 2013 @11:52 AM

Last Dollar Road Provides a Stunning Backdrop for Photographers Year Round and Springtime is no Exception.  

The Original "True Grit" starring John Wayne was filmed on several locations in Ouray County including the town of Ridgway, in the Ouray County Courthouse, and up on Owl Creek Pass.  However, the Ross Ranch was actually just outside of Ouray County on Last Dollar Road.

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Tags: things to do in southwest colorado, photography in ouray, scenic drives, history of ouray colorado, day trips from Ouray, jeeping, san juan mountains, scenic jeep tours

Best Wildflower Viewing Near Ouray Colorado

Posted by Karen Avery on Sat, Jun 01, 2013 @02:56 PM

Wildflower Season In Ouray Colorado - Best Spots for Photographers


Although wildflowers are starting to come out in the Ouray area now, the spectacular scenes with fields of color really don't show their stuff until early July.  As the temperatures warm and the snow melts away, wildflowers begin their ascent up the mountain valley.  Today, dandelions blanket the Magic Carpet between Ouray and Ridgway, a wonderfully beautiful sight, just whetting one's appetite for the season to come.

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Ouray Colorado: Current Status for 4WD and Jeep Trails - 10/15/2012

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Mon, Oct 15, 2012 @02:31 PM

As the last leaves fall, Southwest Colorado prepares for Winter Activities.

We have seen a spectacular season of fall this year, with colors still hanging on for the time being, however the high country has seen some winter storms, and soon will welcome the first snow of the season. Granted, there is no way to truly know when that will happen, and until then, the jeep trails are still open, but it is important to remember the weather can change in a heartbeat.

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Tags: bighorn sheep, photography in ouray, scenic drives, jeeping, scenic jeep tour, ouray colorado