Ouray Colorado Vacation Guide and Trip Planning Information for SW Colorado

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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Monday Night Melodrama at the Wright: The Great Ice Cream Scheme

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Mon, Jul 25, 2016 @05:58 PM

The Wright Opera House Presents a new Melodrama this July and August!

In 2007, a group of voluteers  formed the 'Friends of the Wright Opera House', a non profit group focused on the restoration of the historic entertainment venue.

From acclaimed musicians and performers to movies and local productions, the Friends of the Wright have successfully begun to achieve their goal of making the theater a crowning jewel for the City and County of Ouray, providing arts, entertainment and culture for all.

The last Monday of July and through August 15, the Wright Opera House brings us a new and entertaining Melodrama:  The Great Ice Cream Scheme!
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Hiking in Ouray County - Baldy Trail

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Sat, Jul 09, 2016 @08:18 AM

The area in and around Ouray is filled with a variety of hiking trails.Regardless of whether you are looking to scale a fourteener, or just want to explore the area, there is a hiking trail or two or three for you. The Baldy Peak Trail is a beautiful hike with unbelievable views of the Uncompahgre Plateau, and on a clear day, all the way to Grand Mesa.

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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 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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Three Amazing Waterfalls In Ouray, Colorado

Posted by Morgan McDaniel on Wed, Mar 09, 2016 @04:28 PM

The Scenery in Southwest Colorado Never Ceases to Amaze!

Waterfalls tend to be some of the most photographed scenes in nature. While they are beautiful in any part of the world Colorado has some of the most amazing and powerful waterfalls. Ouray in particular has dozens of waterfalls that can be found year round, although they are at their most stunning during the spring runoff. The thunderous roar of the water as it falls back to the ground can leave even the coolest teenager amazed at the wonder and power of mother nature in all her glory.

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Wine & Whiskers Annual Fundraising Gala Returns to Ouray County

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Sat, Feb 27, 2016 @12:51 PM

Wine & Whiskers is an event not to be missed!secondchancelogo-2.jpg

From fashion shows and live music, to great food and fun, it doesn't feel at all like a fundraiser for our furry friends!

The weekend of March 10 - March 13, 2016 is sure to be yet another fantastic celebration, filled with music, laughter and great times for all!

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Cashore Marionettes at the Wright Opera House this March

Posted by Sarah Martin on Mon, Feb 15, 2016 @10:57 AM

ocpag-3.jpgThe Ouray County Performing Arts Guild has outdone itself again, bringing us the artistry and talent of internationally acclaimed artist Joseph Cashore and the Cashore Marrionettes. Join the magic at the Wright Opera House on March 13th from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm for a unique story told through the precise movements of expertly crafted marionettes. The show the world famous Joseph Cashore is currently performing is called ‘Life in Motion.’ Watch the incredibly lifelike enactment as the dolls silently elevate once mundane everyday activities with tasteful music in the background.

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Free Family Fun Every Winter in Ouray!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Fri, Jan 29, 2016 @11:21 AM

Winter Fun for the Whole Family In Ouray, Colorado!

Years ago, at the birth of a flourishing hard rock mining community, the settlers of Ouray, CO retired for the winter with no idea of what a harsh mistress Mother Nature could be in the Uncompahgre River Valley.  Early snows cut the budding town off from travel, and food stores became more and more sparse. As Christmas approached, the town found itself in dire circumstances. Many would have given up, hoarded what they had, and given nary a thought to their neighbors.

 

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Central City Opera Returns to the Wright This September 19, 2015

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Thu, Sep 10, 2015 @01:32 PM

Enjoy an evening at the Wright for a Special Presentation of "Smooth Operator" Presented by the Central City Opera Company!

Opera. Combining the ringing sopranos and deep tenors of the human voice with musical scores only made more magnificent in harmony, is an excursion into a world that is filled with the beauty of sound. Each score tells a tale of love and loss and triumph. There are no spoken words, the entire tale of a true opera is completely in song. The melody dances in your ears, creating images that only serve to intensify the performers on stage. A true and complete excursion into the power of the voice. Whether a seasoned participant or new to the art form, it is impossible not to appreciate the talent and grace of the performers.

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