Ouray Colorado Vacation Guide and Trip Planning Information for SW Colorado

Local Hotel invites you to share in an age old tradition in Ouray!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Sat, Dec 13, 2014 @11:26 AM

Santa Delivers in Southwest Colorado!

The Ouray Elks Lodge works all year, holding special events, BBQ's and meetings in order to raise money for the community. The funds these hardy volunteers raise are used to help pay medical expenses for some, scholarships to deserving students, and FUN! Perhaps one of the most touching events is when Santa comes to town. Elk members hold a special potluck dinner a week or so before Christmas, to help out Santa and his elves by stuffing dozens upon dozens of stockings. On Christmas Eve, several members of the club offer their services even further to St. Nick by becoming honorary elves for the evening, driving him to and fro, across Ouray County in whatever weather, to help him deliver gifts and good cheer.

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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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Ridgway Event: Love Your Valley Fest

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Fri, Apr 25, 2014 @11:40 AM

Festival in Southwest Colorado Celebrates Music and Family Fun!

Ridgway, Colorado, founded in the 1890's to service the Rio Grande Narrow Guage Railroad, has grown up! When the railroad closed down in the late 1950's, the forecast was bleak. How would a little town built primarily for the rairoad survive? Another testament to the resilience of Southwest Colorado, when the railroad shut down, Ridgway dusted itself off, and spread its wings as it were, developing a thriving ranch community, and maintaining itself as the threshold of the San Juans.

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Halloween Weekend offers Hauntingly Good Times in Ouray October, 2013

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Sun, Oct 13, 2013 @02:25 PM

From masquerades to zany films, and haunted houses, it's going to be a howling good time in Ouray this Halloween!

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Ouray Hiking Trails are for Everyone!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Mon, Aug 05, 2013 @11:36 AM

Hiking the Baby Bathtubs: a Short Sweet Hike in Southwest Colorado

Ouray County boasts a variety of hiking trails easily accessible and ranging from a serene stroll along the river, to a harrowing climb over switchbacks and deer runs. The end result is however the same. You will be rewarded with spectacular views of the San Juan Mountains.

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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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Ouray Hotel Welcomes Live Music This June Rocks the San Juans!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Mon, Jun 03, 2013 @09:46 PM

Mountain Air Music Series Begins its Second Year in Ouray!

Nothing quite compares to an afternoon at the park, enjoying a craft beer and dancing with friends new and old to live music!

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Family Adventure Package in Ouray, Colorado

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Fri, May 17, 2013 @12:50 PM

Let the Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs be Your Gateway to Adventure in the San Juans!

When picturing a vacation in the little mining town of Ouray, Colorado, what do you imagine? Perhaps bringing your 4x4 and exploring the plethora of jeep trails surrounding town, or spending the day soaking at the pool and shopping on Main Street?

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Grillin n Chillin in Ouray ends with Fireworks!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Fri, Aug 24, 2012 @11:10 AM

Free live music in the park is always awesome. When the Majestic San Juan Mountains provide a backdrop, the experience is even more splendid.


This year, the Annual Grillin n Chillin Festival is proud to present yet another great line-up of talented musicians for a day filled with fun and adventure Southwest Colorado. Join us this August 25 from 2:00 pm to 8:00pm for a day of fun and festivity in the mountains!

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Annual Rodeo and Fair Returns to Ouray County!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Thu, Aug 16, 2012 @10:11 AM

Recapture a feel for the Old West in Southwest Colorado this year at the Ouray County 4-H Fair & Rodeo!

This year, the Ouray County Fair theme is "Living the Dream, the Ouray County Way", and that is just what participants are going to do this year!

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