Ouray Colorado Vacation Guide and Trip Planning Information for SW Colorado

Five Great Ways to Experience Ouray This Summer

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Sat, Aug 06, 2016 @09:43 AM

Ouray, Colorado and the surrounding area is filled with amazing scenery and a variety of adventures. Regardless of the season, there are always a number of ways to enjoy a visit to the area, the hardest thing might be choosing which activities most appeal.

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San Juan Skyway - an Amazing Scenic Drive

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Sat, May 28, 2016 @09:13 AM

Start in Ouray, and Finish in Ouray, this drive encompasses some of the most spectacular scenery in Colorado!

Whether you are travelling in a vehicle, or on your motorcycle, a trip on the San Juan Mountain Skyway is a great way to tour Southwest Colorado.

Because it is a circular route, you can virtually start anywhere along the way. A favorite starting point for me, of course, is Ouray. Travelling south on Highway 550, The Million Dollar Highway, the trip begins with drastic views as it follows along the Uncompahgre Gorge. 

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Five Must Haves to Drive The Million Dollar Highway Any Time of Year

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Fri, Apr 24, 2015 @10:04 AM

Driving the Scenic Highways of Southwest Colorado is not as scary as you think.

The 76 miles of US Highway 550 between Durango and Ouray, Colorado, often referred to as the Million Dollar Highway, is a combination of three (3) mountain passes accross some of the most breathtaking scenery the country has to offer. One of the most frequently asked questions we get from our guests is whether the road will be open when they are planning to visit.

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Fall Foliage Update for October 2012 in Southwest Colorado

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Sat, Oct 06, 2012 @12:10 PM

Ouray Lodge works to give the most up to date Fall information!

October is here, and the weather is still holding. The aspen trees are magnificent, even in areas where they have peaked and are now dopping leaves like the snow flakes soon to follow.

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Tags: fall foliage, scenic drives, san juan skyway, southwest colorado, ouray, box canyon lodge & hot springs colorado, fall colors

Kyle Petty Charity Ride to travel through Ouray May 2, 2012

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Thu, Apr 12, 2012 @09:52 PM

Scenic Southwest Charity Tour travels the Million Dollar Highway!

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (March 27, 2012) – The Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America announced today the course for its April 28 – May 4 cross-country motorcycle trek. More than 175 riders will join the 18th anniversary ride beginning in Napa, Cal., and travel over 2,500 miles before finishing at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. Founded by former NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Kyle Petty, the Charity Ride raises funds and awareness for Victory Junction, a camp created to benefit children with chronic or life threatening illnesses.

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Tags: scenic drives, san juan skyway, motorcycles, million dollar highway

Telluride: Just a Short Scenic Drive Away from Ouray

Posted by Karen Avery on Fri, Jul 01, 2011 @10:59 AM

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

Although Ouray and Telluride are less than 10 miles apart as the crow flies, the practical person takes a scenic drive along the San Juan Skyway over the Dallas Divide (second most photographed area in Colorado) and makes it to Telluride in less than one hour.

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Tags: things to do in ouray colorado, things to do in southwest colorado, scenic drives, san juan skyway

Ouray is in the Heart of the San Juan Skyway Scenic Byway

Posted by Karen Avery on Sun, Mar 06, 2011 @09:21 AM

Part I:  Ouray to Cortez

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