Ouray Colorado Vacation Guide and Trip Planning Information for SW Colorado
From: Diedra Silbert for the Ridgway Creative District Committee
Date: August 3rd, 2016
Join the community for a fun dinner in the park and the grand finale of Ouray County Fork Fest 2016, followed by Mountain Film on Tour! On Saturday, August 20th, starting at 5:00pm, the Ridgway Creative District and Weehawken Creative Arts will host a Farm-to-Table Community Potluck Dinner in Hartwell (Town) Park-- near the park pavilion close to Charles Street. This MoonWalk brings together community and visitors for a sit-down potluck meal in the park with live music by Heather and Douglas and thirst-quenching libations.
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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Wine & Whiskers is an event not to be missed!
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!
Weehawken Creative Arts Presents Third Annual Fiber Festival!
2015 is the third year of the Sneffels Fiber Festival held at the Ouray County 4-H Center south of Ridgway. The event will be open on Saturday, September 26(from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and Sunday, September 27 (from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.). The festival features six fee classes in felting, knitting, and Tunisian crochet and free demonstrations on these and other topics, such as weaving, throughout the show. There are over twenty vendors featuring everything from roving to unique finished products that involve fiber in some form. A display of beautiful art quilts from The Raven Mavens of Grand Junction will decorate the walls and delight and excite the eyes.
Mining, Ranching and Railroads! Ouray County is filled with stories!
Although the images of miners are prevalent, the history of Ouray County extends far beyond. Originally develpoed as a junction for the Denver Rio Grande Railroad, Ridgway soon turned to ranching and farming to become a prosperous community despite the closure of the rails.
Movies like True Grit were filmed in Ouray County, highlighting the splendor and beauty of the San Juan Mountains. Many a famous traveller has passed through our little county, leaving their mark in our history books.
Did you know that Ouray was one of the first cities to boast electricity in our homes and businesses? Or that Ouray is home to the largest collection of Mesker Brothers facades?
Learn more about this amazing area in our variety of Museums!
The Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs is the Perfect Winter Escape!
At the Box Canyon Lodge, we love our guests. Whether you have been visiting us for years, or this is your first time to the property, every guest becomes a part of what makes us great.
Wright Opera House and Sherbino Theater Present Jazz Concert in Southwest Colorado!
Ouray County boasts a variety of exciting and fun events throughout the year, and this year is starting off with a bang!
Spring Ushers in Great Fun In Ouray And Ridgway!
March and April are considered a time of renewal in Southwest Colorado. Often, instead of gentle showers, we have springtime snowfall, making this an awesome time for last minute winter activities.