Ouray Colorado Vacation Guide and Trip Planning Information for SW Colorado

Events in Ouray and Ridgway this November, 2013

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Sat, Oct 19, 2013 @04:38 PM

There is plenty to be Thankful for in Southwest Colorado this November!


With the early snow blanketing the mountaintops, the holiday season in Ouray is off to a beautiful start. Walk the shops on Main Street and find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. There is something magical about the one of a kind treasures to be found that speak volumes to even the most difficult person on your Christmas list!

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Ouray and Ridgway Events this October

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Thu, Sep 19, 2013 @01:15 PM

Say Farewell to Fall and Welcome Winter in the San Juan Mountains!

October in Ouray County promises to be a scary good time as we usher in another season of chilly days aand qiet serenity. What better time to visit than at the transition into the holiday seasons? From Octoberfest to Trick or Treat, October is by far one of the most spectacular times. The old addage that if you don't like the weather, wait 15 minutes or drive 15 miles becomes even more apparent. It may be cloudy and damp in Ouray, but just a short scenic drive away, there is sunshine in Ridgway and snow in Silverton. The beauty is you never know exactly what you are going to get, bur be confident that no matter what Mother Nature decides on, it is going to be amazing.

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April 2013 Happenings in Ouray and Ridgway Colorado

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Mon, Apr 01, 2013 @05:10 PM

Southwest Colorado Invites you to Celebrate Spring in the Switzerland of America!

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Events in Ouray and Ridgway this January

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Sun, Dec 23, 2012 @08:38 PM
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Ouray and Ridgway Colorado: June 2012 Events

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Sun, May 13, 2012 @10:37 PM

June in the San Juan Mountains heralds a season of outdoor splendor!

The snow is melted, wildflowers are blooming, and the High Country is calling. This year is the first season Ouray has joined the Summer Concert Series, a series of free concerts in the park every Thursday. Ridgway has been hosting concerts each Thursday in July for a couple of years now, and with the addition of Ouray to the line-up, it's just more fun for everyone! Of course, concerts in the park are fabulous, but there is so much to do in Ouray and the surrounding area, they are just the tip of the iceberg! Jeep trails are opening and wildlife is prolific. The wildflowers in Yankee Boy Basin are an incomperable sight, not to mention the eclectic assortment of restaurants and shops where treasure await!

Thursday April 19 - June 30 - Bridal Exhibit at the Ouray Museum

 

Bridal Exhibit, "A sampling of Bridal Gowns 1883-1966," opens and runs through June 30th.

Location: 420 6th Avenue, Ouray, CO

Thursday April 19 - July 5 - Otto Mears Exhibit at the Ouray Museum

Otto Mears Exhibit opens. Most Ouray County residents are familiar with the name Otto Mears. He is most famous for building toll roads and railroads. However, Otto was involved in many other endeavors including founding newspapers, mining investing, military service, Colorado politics, and numerous others. Learn about the career of this famous Colorado entrepreneur. The exhibit closes July 5th and reopens August 17th thru November 19th.

Location: 420 6th Avenue, Ouray, CO

Saturday, June 1, 2012: 10:00 pm - 1:00 am - Live Music at O'Brien's Pub & Grill

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Pamper Mom in Ouray, Colorado this Mother's Day!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Wed, Apr 25, 2012 @02:14 PM

Mothers Day in the San Juan’s is sure to please any mom!

Mother's day is fast approaching. It is a time to celebrate the hard work and love of a mother. Whether a new mom, or a Great-great Grandmother, nothing compares to a Day set aside just for her. Southwest Colorado offers a variety of ways to show your appreciation for that special lady or ladies in your life. Whether you come up for the weekend, taking long leisurely drives through the spectacular scenery, soaking in the soothing mineral hot springs, and strolling through the many shops on Main Street, or come up for a few hours to enjoy a lavish brunch, there are a number of fabulous options to entertain and spoil!

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Ouray Colorado Calendar of Events: May 2012

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Wed, Apr 18, 2012 @09:36 AM

May blossoms in Southwest Colorado!

As the four wheel drive roads begin to dry and the snow melts from the high peaks, the rivers swell and waterfalls roar. Wild flowers begin to bloom, and more and more of the famous four-wheel drive jeep trails are cleared and accessible for another season of adventures in the high country. May is a spectacular time to visit the San Juan Mountains and Ouray, Colorado!

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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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Hot Spring Break Ouray Colorado Style

Posted by Karen Avery on Sat, Feb 11, 2012 @08:18 AM

Ouray, Colo. — Spring break doesn’t have to be all about sand in unmentionable places, girls gone wild and sweaty bars. This spring break do something really hot – book the Hot Springs Break Special at Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs in Ouray, Colo. (a.k.a. Switzerland of America).

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This Fall enjoy a haunted getaway in Southwest Colorado

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Sat, Oct 15, 2011 @08:01 AM

Halloween in the San Juan Mountains is filled with spooky fun for all ages!

Not sure where to find the best haunted adventure this month? Look no further than Ouray and the surrounding area!

Friday, October 21, and Saturday, October 22, 2011

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