Ouray Colorado Vacation Guide and Trip Planning Information for SW Colorado

Get excited for the 7th annual Wine, Chocolate and Cheese Festival in Ouray!

Posted by Faith Parry on Mon, Nov 23, 2015 @08:13 PM
When thinking about Southwest Colorado, the image of a 4x4 traversing high mountain passes, or hardy athletes as they brave the ice in the Uncompahgre Gorge. It is easy at time to overlook the wide variety of agricultural treasures the rich land provides.
For the past seven years, the Wine Chocolate and Cheese Festival has opened our eyes to the variety of amazing goodies right in our back yard! Focusing primarily on wine with a touch of everything else, the Festival is an awesome opportunity to sample a number of healthy, local gift ideas.
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Holiday Dining Options in Ouray

Posted by Karen Avery on Sat, Dec 20, 2014 @08:01 AM

Southwest Colorado is a Winter Wonderland!

The end of the year is fast approaching. We will soon bid 2014 goodbye, and journey into a New Year of adventures.

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Winterfest in Ouray!

Posted by Guest Blogger on Fri, Nov 28, 2014 @10:06 AM

A Season of Wintery Fun is Upon us in Ouray County! 


Winterfest
 is a season of wintery holiday events from Thanksgiving to the Ice Fest in January. We kick off the season with Small Business Saturday November 29th. Start the day with a delicious breakfast at Cavallo’s Restaurant  and then shop till you drop in Ouray’s fantastic and one-of-a-kind shops. End the day on 7th Ave and Main at 7 pm with a Christmas tree lighting, caroling , hot drinks and s’mores. Don’t forget to sign up on Amex’s website to qualify for their $10 rebates for shopping local.

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19th Annual Ouray Ice Fest in Switzerland of America This January

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Tue, Jan 07, 2014 @08:35 AM

Intense Competition, Outstanding Events and Extraordinary Good Times Await at the 19th Annual Ouray Ice Fest January 9 - 13, 2014!

For close to two decades, the Ouray Ice Park has welcomed climbers from all over the world. As the years have passed, the number of climbs in the park have grown, as has its popularity as a World Class park, drawing climbers from near and far to traverse the ice in the Uncompahgre Gorge. 
With a viewing station set up for specators, that feels as if you are right beside the climbers, the Ouray Ice Festival is truly a sport enthusiasts dream location.
The Ouray Ice Festival has grown along with the park, encompassing not only the awe inspiring competitive climbs, but also embrasing the desire to share knowledge and of course, have a good time.
Don't miss a moment of this weekend; whether you are a seasoned climber here to win a piece of the prize, or new to the sport, Ouray will feed your passion for adventure this Ice Fest!

Thursday January 9, 2014

Presentation by Kristen Kelliher 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm at The Main Street Theater (630 Main Street)

Kristen Kelliher has won national acclaim as the youngest person to summit the top peak in all 50 states in the country. She will be joining the festivities in Ouray immediately after completing the second of the Seven Summits, Aconcague in the Andes. Somewhat new to the sport of ice climbing, this young lady has already accumulated an impressive resume as a top athelete.

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Dining and Entertainment over the Holidays in Ouray!

Posted by Guest Blogger on Sat, Dec 21, 2013 @10:50 AM

Ouray’s very First Christmas with a dash of Vinegar

 

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The Ouray Victorian Yule Fest Weekend December, 2013

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Tue, Dec 10, 2013 @05:39 PM

Shopping, Live Music, Wine, Chocolate and Cheese and Santa - All in Ouray This Yule Fest!

Winter is upon us. We have survived Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday with flying colors. The holidays are in full swing, and Ouray is ready for Yule Fest.

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Ouray and Ridgway Events in December, 2013

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Tue, Nov 19, 2013 @09:35 AM

Ouray County is Your Holiday Headquarters this December!

As the Holiday season gets into full swing, our thoughts are often awash in a whirlwind of wish lists and party preparations. As we struggle through crowded stores searching for that special something, it is easy to become overwhelmed, eventually resorting to the ever popular gift basket filled with the same goodies we bought last year.

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Ouray Ice Park - Best Ice Climbing in Colorado

Posted by Guest Blogger on Mon, Nov 04, 2013 @09:16 AM

The Sun Rises on Another Season at the Ouray Ice Park

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2012-2013 Ouray Ice Climbing Season is About to Begin!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Wed, Dec 05, 2012 @06:34 PM

The Ouray Ice Park Prepares for the Best Year of Ice Climbing to Date!

December 15, 2012 is the projected opening day for the Ice Park this year, and, as always, we wait with baited breath as the ice farmers groom the canyon walls for a season of climbing in the spectacular Uncompahgre Gorge in Ouray, Colorado, home to one of the largest man-made ice parks in the world. Mother Nature at times plays with us a little, giving us these gorgeous 60*F days in early December, and creating concerns that perhaps there will not be enough ice to open on time, but the weatherman has promised a change in temperature, and snow by Christmas, so those of us at the Box Canyon Lodge at least anticipate a great season for climbers.

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December 2012 Events in Ouray and Ridgway, Colorado

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Sun, Nov 25, 2012 @12:28 PM

Enjoy a Picture Perfect Holiday in The San Juan Mountains!

When one imagines the perfect cover on a Christmas card, they don't have to look much further than any window in Ouray, Colorado in the winter!
After a storm, the clouds open up to a crystal clear sky; the sun beaming down on trees laden with snow. Sledding and skiing are within walking distance from anywhere in town, and a sense of Holiday Cheer permeates this Winter Wonderland.

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