Ouray Colorado Vacation Guide and Trip Planning Information for SW Colorado

Outdoor Movies in Ridgway on Townie Tuesdays!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Wed, Jul 12, 2017 @01:36 PM

Tuesdays in Ouray County will be Fun this Summer.  Ridgway is once again sponsoring Free Outdoor Movies in the Park on Tuesdays this summer.  

Visitors and townies alike are encouraged to bring their own lawn chair or blanket and watch these movies under the beautiful skies over town.  Everyone is encouraged to wear film-inspired costumes.

An evening in the park with family and friends, enjoying a great movie from the 80's and 90's is a great way to get together, and celebrate togetherness.

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Press Release: Calling All Foodies: Fork Fest 2016 Comes to Ouray County Aug. 19 & 20, 2016!

Posted by Samantha Tisdel Wright on Thu, Aug 11, 2016 @02:07 PM

Rediscover all the delicious food that Ouray County has to offer.


Ouray, CO, July 6, 2016: Tantalize your tastebuds and savor Ouray County’s lively culinary scene at Fork Fest 2016, coming to Ridgway and Ouray on Aug. 19 and 20. Sponsored by Weehawken Creative Arts, Fork Fest began in 2013 as a fresh local twist on the erstwhile Ouray Culinary Festival of the 1980s. This year, organizers have expanded the scope of the event, shifting it from May to August, and including activities in Ridgway as well as Ouray. Throughout the weekend, foodies from near and far will delight in all the delicious food that Ouray County and the greater Uncompahgre Valley have to offer, and will learn new ways to prepare it for friends and family at home. 

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Official Press Release - Ridgway Capitalizes on its True Grit Connection

Posted by Eve Becker-Doyle on Mon, Aug 03, 2015 @09:42 AM

Last week, I had the pleasure of participating in the new True Grit Walking Walking Tour in Ridgway.

We met at the visitors center by the Railroad Museum, a testament to the history of the railroad and how it influenced the conception of the town.

Fridays in Ridgway are also when the Farmers Market is in the park, so the pleasure of walking through town is accentuated by the sounds of live music wafting through the air.

Even those who are not familiar with the film, or perhaps not avid fans, would not be able to help feeling caught up in the genuine excitement and interest of the guides. A smattering of history is also part of the tour, and Southwest Colorado is filled with fascinating and exciting stories from our not so distant past.

The following press release from the Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce highlights quite a bit of information:

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Free Plein Air Event in Ridgway, Colorado!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Thu, Sep 12, 2013 @02:01 PM

Public Art Ridgway (PARC) and the Weaver Family Foundation are proud to present the first Annual Plein Aire Event in the San Juan Mountains!

The Dennis Weaver Memorial Park is a visual candy store, the year round maintained walking and biking trail, which can be followed all of the way from the town of Ridgway to the Ridgway Reservoir provides an artists playground. Bald Eagles nest along the river, feasting on salmon, while elk and deer graze on the lush grasses along the river. Hiking trails line the hillsides, guiding adventurers to specatacular vistas and views. Otters and beaver can be spotted frolicking in the rushing river, along with the occasional raft or canoe when the water is high enough.

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Ridgway State Park In Ouray County Colorado Offers Great Family Fun

Posted by Karen Avery on Fri, Jul 05, 2013 @08:42 AM
For those who enjoy an easy bicycle ride, the mountains in Ouray can prove challenging.  Although the mostly paved bicycle trail from Ridgway Colorado into the Ridgway State Park is far from flat, it beckons many riders, young and old with its beautiful scenery and its easy pace.  The uphills are fairly short and mostly forgiving.  For the family with young cyclists, the Ridgway State Park offers some safe cycling on a paved trail, through grassy meadows, along the river and just as it turns into the Reservoir there is a small foot bridge leading to the other side for those who might appreciate time to stretch their legs.  There is a wonderful picnic area for Day Use that offers a nice water station, restrooms, tables, grills and parking.  Opportunities for hiking, birding, fishing and wildlife viewing abound in the park and cyclists can follow the path.  Partially paved, partially covered with gravel, it is a pleasant ride near the river and the lake.

 

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Things to do in Ouray Colorado - Balloon Over the San Juans

Posted by Karen Avery on Sat, Jun 22, 2013 @11:55 AM

Hot Air Ballooning in Ouray County, Colorado

Nearly everyday in the summer months, visitors can enjoy a Hot Air Balloon Ride in Ridgway, Colorado.  

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