Ouray Colorado Vacation Guide and Trip Planning Information for SW Colorado

Local Hotels Sponsor July Photo Tour in Ouray, Colorado

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Wed, May 23, 2012 @11:12 AM

Take a photographic journey with renowned Nature Photographer Robert Floyd in the San Juan Mountains this July!


With over forty years of experience, Robert Floyd has a lifetime of knowledge to share. His July Photo Tour in Ouray, Colorado this year is a fantastic opportunity to learn the subtle nuances of truly spectacular photography in one of the most beautiful places on earth.
Join Robert and your fellow enthusiasts on July 24, 2012, for a two day, three night experience you won't soon forget (perhaps never, considering the amazing pictures you will take home with you!)

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Tags: photography in ouray, ouray colorado, san juan mountains, scenic jeep tours

Photography in Ouray Colorado Excites Year Round

Posted by Karen Avery on Fri, Mar 09, 2012 @04:03 PM

Picturesque Ouray Colorado Provides Dramatic Photo Ops

Winter in Ouray is quiet, peaceful and offers hotel guests a wonderful respite away from their busy and hectic lives at home.  It also offers photographers a wonderful backdrop for a night on the town!

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Tags: places to visit in colorado, photography in ouray, things to do in ouray

Southwest Colorado Fall Foliage Scenic Drives 2011

Posted by Karen Avery on Sun, Sep 11, 2011 @06:02 PM

Current Status of Southwest Colorado Fall Foliage Near Ouray

The San Juan Skyway is an incredible Colorado Fall Foliage tour and typically drivers enjoy spectacular fall foliage from the middle of September until the middle of October.  Aspen trees, glistening in bright yellow flank the roadway for most of the route. Pastoral ranchland with large baled hay, incredible fencelines and scrub oak add to the pristine appearance of the majority of this Scenic Drive.

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Tags: fall foliage, photography in ouray, scenic drives, fall colors

Colorado Fall Color Tours: 3 Picture Perfect Locations Near Ouray

Posted by Karen Avery on Fri, Aug 26, 2011 @12:58 PM

Fall is an Especially Beautiful Time of Year near Ouray, Colorado for Photographers

Throughout Southwest Colorado, there are numerous locations for spectacular fall foliage photos.  The San Juan Mountains provide dramatic backdrops throughout the region and near Ouray there is no exception. Here are three spots for great photos in Ouray County:  Ouray County Roads 7, 9, and 14A.  The roads are dirt but you can drive sedans much if not all of the way and there are stunning vistas along the route.  Amature photographers and professionals alike can also enhance their skills at various workshops that frequent the area.

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Tags: places to visit in colorado, photography in ouray, scenic drives

Last Dollar Road Between Telluride & Ouray Colorado Wildflower Update

Posted by Karen Avery on Wed, Jul 06, 2011 @08:46 AM

Colorado Wildflower Update 2011: Southwest Colorado Between Telluride & Ouray

During a Colorado vacation in the San Juan Mountains, don't miss the wildflowers that start blooming in June and complete their cycle by the end of August.  Hunting for them is most of the fun.  As of July 5, 2011, there are fantastic fields of wildflowers on Last Dollar Road. 

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Tags: places to visit in colorado, colorado wildflower update, things to do in southwest colorado, photography in ouray

Yankee Boy Basin Near Ouray Colorado Wildflower Update

Posted by Karen Avery on Sat, Jul 02, 2011 @09:28 AM

Colorado Wildflower Update 2011: Southwest Colorado Near Ouray

July 31, 2011

Pictures of flowers near Twin Falls from July 31, 2011, show that the flowers are still in full bloom.  The basin near Twin Falls has numerous flowers that are out and there are many that still have buds too.  The flowers will be fantastic for many more days.  Remember wildflower etiquette:  Do not pick the flowers and try not to walk on them either so that everyone can enjoy the beauty of the basin!

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Tags: colorado wildflower update, photography in ouray, wildlife viewing, scenic jeep tours

Best Off the Beaten Path Picnic Spots in Ouray County - Part 2

Posted by Guest Blogger on Sun, Apr 03, 2011 @09:43 AM

Thanks to visiting the Ouray area as frequently as possible on my Colorado vacations, I’ve stumbled upon my fair share of perfect picnic spots. Some are easy to reach; some not so much. I’d like to focus on the hidden, not-so-easy-to-find picnic spots of Ouray County. Some of these beautiful hideaways may take an hour or more to reach, but that’s the beauty of being in Ouray… you’re not in any hurry, are you?

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Tags: places to visit in colorado, things to do in ouray colorado, photography in ouray, colorado vacation, jeeping, million dollar highway

Things to do in Ouray during the winter

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Wed, Nov 17, 2010 @09:40 AM

Of course, soaking in natural hot springs is a must if you stay at our Ouray hotel, but, there are many other things to do in Ouray in the winter.  Here is our list of Four things to do while in Ouray that do not involve ice climbing in the Ouray Ice Park.

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