Ouray Colorado Vacation Guide and Trip Planning Information for SW Colorado

Southwest Colorado: Gateway Canyons Auto Museum

Posted by Karen Avery on Sat, May 28, 2011 @03:28 PM

Southwest Colorado Vacation Stop on Your Way to Ouray

The farthest point from Ouray Colorado on the Unaweep Tabeguache Scenic Byway is the world class Gateway Auto Museum.  This museum houses John S. Hendricks (founder and chairman of Discovery Communications) incredible automotive collection.  There are at least 60 vehicles in the collection  dating back to the late 1800s here and each one is in perfect condition.  In the 30,000 square foot facility, at least 40 are on display at any one time.  Most of the time, there are a couple of vehicles displayed outside the museum too!

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Hanging Flume: Unaweep Tabeguache Scenic Byway

Posted by Karen Avery on Tue, May 24, 2011 @04:06 PM

Scenic Drive Near Ouray Colorado:  Unaweep Tabeguache Scenic Byway

For a wonderful motorcycle ride or a scenic drive in a passenger car from Ouray, consider the Unaweep Tabeguache Scenic Byway.  This route takes you to an area on the Colorado Plateau and can have much warmer and dryer weather than Ouray.  The road is fully paved and you travel on State Highways.  About 15 miles north of Naturita, near the confluence of the San Miguel and the Dolores River you will see one of Colorado's treasured sites:  the Hanging Flume.

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Southwest Colorado Drives: Unaweep Tabaguache Scenic Byway

Posted by Karen Avery on Mon, May 23, 2011 @04:12 PM

Scenic Drive Near Ouray Colorado for Motorcycles and Passenger Cars

In less than one hour from Ouray, the San Juan Skyway intersects the Unaweep Tabaguache Scenic Byway in Placerville after a magnificient ride over the Dallas Divide from Ridgway.  It takes a mere 45 minutes to get to this intersection from Ouray.  

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