Ouray Colorado Vacation Guide and Trip Planning Information for SW Colorado

Press Release: 16th Annual San Juan Chamber MusicFest Brings Music to the Mountains

Posted by Sue Hillhouse - Ouray County Performing Arts Guild on Thu, Aug 10, 2017 @09:05 AM

Ouray, CO, July 24, 2017: The Ouray County Performing Arts Guild proudly presents the 16th annual San Juan Chamber MusicFest, taking place Aug. 17-22.

The festival – OCPAG’s flagship event – features four exceptional guest musicians, under the artistic direction of concert pianist Max Levinson, producing five concerts in Ridgway, Ouray and Montrose, Colo. 

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Ouray Gallery Specializes in Local Artists

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Fri, Aug 04, 2017 @11:21 AM

There is something about the dramatic beauty of Ouray that draws the artist (no pun intended). As if the natural springs, free from the smell of sulfur, radiate creativity, luring talented hands to interpret.

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8th Annual Canyoning Festival in Ouray this August!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Tue, Jul 25, 2017 @02:47 PM

Canyoning is one of the most interesting sports to be gaining popularity in the area. 

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Ouray County Road Crews to Begin Clearing May 1, 2017

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Mon, Apr 17, 2017 @01:46 PM

Spring is in the air, and everyone is ready to be outside enjoying some sunshine. 

The world begins to wake from its winter nap, new leaves are bursting from the aspens, and the fields are dotted with baby calves, there is a sense of lightness and renewal in the air. The Ouray City Pool is in it's final stages, and May looks to be an awesome month for visitors and locals alike! April has been absolutely beautiful, with just the right amount of showers as the days get longer and the sun shines more warmly.

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Wright Opera House and UpStart Present Jericho, a New Play by Jack Canfora

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Wed, Mar 29, 2017 @01:11 PM

Focusing on plays that open minds to different mindsets, with energetic interactions and intelligent scripts, UpStart works to develop a connection in the community through theater. This April, TheWright Opera House is pleased to welcome an UpStart presentation of Jericho, a witty, hard hitting drama written by New York City playwright Jack Canfora.  Jericho is Mr. Canfora's third play, praised by the New York Times and the Star Tribune during its off Broadway run.

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Budget Friendly Family Fun Abounds in Southwest Colorado this Winter!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 @12:55 PM

A Winter Wonderland of Adventure awaits in beautiful Ouray, Colorado!

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Santa Delivers in Ouray Colorado

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


 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 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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Exploring the High Country in Ouray County - The Wildflowers are here!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Mon, Aug 01, 2016 @12:53 PM

Above Yankee Boy Basin and the Twin Falls, Governor's Basin is a short ride that offers spectacular views!

Wildflowers blanket the mountains and meadows in a rainbow of colors. Blue Columbine, pink Elephants, scarlet Kings Crown, red, orange and yellow Indian Paintbrush, stark white Mouse Ears and brilliant yellow Black Eyed Susans are just a few varieties of flowers smiling at the sun in the high country.

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