Ouray Colorado Vacation Guide and Trip Planning Information for SW Colorado

How Do You Get to Ouray Colorado?

Posted by Karen Avery on Tue, Jun 20, 2017 @12:05 PM

Getting to Ouray by AIR:

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Santa Delivers in Ouray Colorado

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Tue, Nov 22, 2016 @10:39 AM

A CHRISTMAS TRADITION IN OURAY FOR OVER 80 YEARS!

 The Ouray Elks Lodge works all year, holding special events, BBQ's and meetings, raising money for the community. The funds these hardy volunteers raise are used to help pay medical expenses for some, scholarships to deserving students, and FUN! Perhaps one of the most touching events is when Santa comes to town. Elk members hold a special potluck dinner a week or so before Christmas, to help out Santa and his elves by stuffing dozens upon dozens of stockings. On Christmas Eve, several members of the club offer their services even further to St. Nick by becoming honorary elves for the evening, driving him to and fro, across Ouray County in all types of weather, to help him deliver gifts and good cheer.

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Ouray: Waterfall Viewing in Colorado Peaks in May and Early June

Posted by Karen Avery on Sat, Apr 16, 2016 @12:53 PM

Southwest Colorado Waterfalls


Waterfall viewing in the late Spring and early Summer is delightful.  The thunderous roar of the water as it falls back to the ground amazes even the coolest teenager.  Ouray is home to three great year round falls that should not be missed, but, the springtime runoff proves exceptionally awe inspiring.

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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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Southwest Colorado Wineries

Posted by Guest Blogger on Fri, May 23, 2014 @10:48 AM

A Delicious Day Trip From Ouray, Enjoy a Wine Tasting and Meal!

A bit of a drive from Ouray, but well worth it, many of the wineries in Southwest Colorado are  only open to the public by  appointment, but they are always happy to have people come visit. We headed north about an hour drive from Ouray on Highway 550 past  Olathe, and up onto California Mesa, driving through farm land, orchards and  vineyards.
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Free Plein Air Event in Ridgway, Colorado!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Thu, Sep 12, 2013 @02:01 PM

Public Art Ridgway (PARC) and the Weaver Family Foundation are proud to present the first Annual Plein Aire Event in the San Juan Mountains!

The Dennis Weaver Memorial Park is a visual candy store, the year round maintained walking and biking trail, which can be followed all of the way from the town of Ridgway to the Ridgway Reservoir provides an artists playground. Bald Eagles nest along the river, feasting on salmon, while elk and deer graze on the lush grasses along the river. Hiking trails line the hillsides, guiding adventurers to specatacular vistas and views. Otters and beaver can be spotted frolicking in the rushing river, along with the occasional raft or canoe when the water is high enough.

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Telluride: Just a Short Scenic Drive from Ouray

Posted by Karen Avery on Tue, Jun 25, 2013 @08:19 PM

Enjoy a Day of Fun in Telluride, Just 1 Hour Drive from Ouray

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Dine and Play this New Years Eve and New Years Day in Ouray County

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Thu, Dec 27, 2012 @02:02 PM

Stay and Play in Southwest Colorado this New Year!

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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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Upcoming Events in Ouray and Ridgway, Colorado: March 2012

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Sat, Feb 25, 2012 @09:11 AM

Believe it or not, the best time to visit Southwest Colorado for a quiet escape filled with snow is in March!

When considering a winter getaway with snow covering the ground in a pristine blanket of fresh powder ripe for snow angels and ski trails, the image of Christmas trees and New Year’s resolutions may come to mind. 

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