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Explore the Ouray Area by Train

Explore the Ouray Area by Train

Driving is all fun and games until you’ve been doing it for hours on end. If you want to take a break, but also want to keep exploring, why not try an adventure via train? The Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum is offering a new, fun way to...

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History of Red Mountain Pass

History of Red Mountain Pass

Any Colorado native knows the Million Dollar Highway is one of the most breathtaking, yet dangerous roads in the state. Red Mountain Pass is one of the most well known (and also most dangerous) sections of this highway here in Colorado. Despite its dangers, however,...

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Educational Events at the Ouray County Historical Museum

Educational Events at the Ouray County Historical Museum

The Ouray County Historical Society is partnering with the Wright Opera House to provide several educational events to the public! For a $5 fee, you can learn about local mines, archeology, Hollywood films, and more. Each event takes place in the Wright Opera House at...

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6 of the Best Places to Hike Near Ouray

6 of the Best Places to Hike Near Ouray

Hiking is a great way to find adventure in our little mountain town. There are hundreds of miles of hiking trails throughout Ouray and the surrounding regions! Before you leave, make sure to check with the Forest Service to make sure any high elevation hikes are okay...

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Is Ouray Dog Friendly?

Is Ouray Dog Friendly?

Ouray accepts dogs of all shapes and sizes in our little mountain town. When you visit, you will see visitors with their dogs almost everywhere. Dog owners are known to walk their furry friends all over Ouray. When on Main Street, people will often leave their pups...

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What is the Million Dollar Highway?

What is the Million Dollar Highway?

Built in the 1880’s, the Million Dollar Highway is one of the most scenic drives with a rich history. Part of it weaves through the San Juan Skyway, which is known as one of the most breathtaking drives in the world regarding view. However, despite all the beauty,...

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UTV Laws and Regulations in Ouray

UTV Laws and Regulations in Ouray

Jeeping, four wheeling, and UTV riding are just a few of Ouray’s most popular activities for both locals and visitors. Taking a ride on these old mining trails is a great way to view the history of old mining locations and enjoy the mountains and forests that make up...

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Airports Near Ouray, Colorado

Airports Near Ouray, Colorado

After a long plane ride, the last thing anyone wants to do is drive long. boring distances to their destination. Luckily, that’s not an issue when traveling to Ouray. Also known as the Switzerland of America, we have two nearby airports that are only between 1 and 1.5...

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Taking Advantage of Webcams in Colorado

Taking Advantage of Webcams in Colorado

Live webcams are great ways to check the weather, examine traffic patterns, or observe the Colorado seasons. They show you a live feed of your area of interest. No matter your reason for using a webcam, it’s important to know how they can be used. Places to Find...

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Our 5 Favorite Things About Ouray

Our 5 Favorite Things About Ouray

As a mountain town, we are surrounded by nature. No matter the season, Ouray has an abundance of fun activities and places to see. Here are our favorite things about the town! 1 - Breathtaking Views Often called the Switzerland of America, Ouray is a town nestled in...

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The Name of Ouray

The Name of Ouray

Ouray is a town with so many aspects rich with history. The name of the town is no exception. What began our little mountain town? Where did it get its unique name? Pronunciation Those here in Ouray have heard almost every incorrect pronunciation of our town’s name,...

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Top 3 Wedding Locations in Ouray

Top 3 Wedding Locations in Ouray

Ouray provides one of the best possible backdrops for your wedding. No matter which venue you choose, you’ll be surrounded by towering mountains and Victorian-style buildings. Even better, any details, big or small, can be arranged right here in town! 1 - Fellin Park...

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Ouray Breweries

Ouray Breweries

When here in our town, it’s hard not to stop and try one or more of our local bars or breweries. Here are a few of our favorite locations right here in Ouray. The Ouray Brewery Right in the heart of town, the Ouray Brewery can’t be missed. Using local ingredients,...

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The Best Times of the Year to Visit Ouray, Colorado

The Best Times of the Year to Visit Ouray, Colorado

There are an almost endless amount of things to do and places to go in Ouray, no matter the time of year. The mountains are ready to be explored and the stores are restaurants are open year-round. However, some activities are only possible during certain seasons. When...

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Valentine’s Day in Ouray

Valentine’s Day in Ouray

Valentine’s Day is coming soon and what better place to spend it that Ouray? Our mountain town has beautiful, romantic views, delicious restaurants, and exciting outdoor activities for you and your valentine to enjoy. The Ouray Hot Springs This is one of Ouray’s most...

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More on the Ouray Ice Fest!

More on the Ouray Ice Fest!

If you love winter ice climbing, the Ouray Ice Fest is the place for you. Even if you’re not a big climber, there are still activities to take part in. The food, music, and festivities are all happening January 24-27, 2019 and you don’t want to miss it! What is it?...

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The 24th Annual Ouray Ice Festival

The 24th Annual Ouray Ice Festival

The Ouray Ice Festival is a multi-day ice climbing event held every January. It helps raise funds for the Ouray Ice Park. This year, it’s taking place on January 24-27, 2019. Ice climbers of every level come from all over the world to take part in this winter climbing...

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Celebrating Christmas and New Years in Ouray

Celebrating Christmas and New Years in Ouray

Are you visiting Ouray for Christmas and/or New Years? There are plenty of fun things to do during the holiday season! Activities There are plenty of winter activities to enjoy while here in Ouray. Ouray Ice Park: The Ice Park is one of Ouray’s biggest winter...

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Ouray Festivals and Ice Park Openings

Ouray Festivals and Ice Park Openings

Here in Ouray and the surrounding areas, we have plenty of fun seasonal events. The Wine, Chocolate, and Cheese Festival is approaching soon, along with the YULE Light Festival and the opening of our famous Ouray Ice Park. The Wine, Chocolate, and Cheese Festival...

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6 Restaurants You Need to Try in Ouray and Ridgway

6 Restaurants You Need to Try in Ouray and Ridgway

Within a few minutes drive of one another, the two Colorado cities of Ouray and Ridgway have a plethora of delicious restaurants to visit. Restaurants in Ouray 1 - Brickhouse 737 With farm-fresh ingredients and a menu full of dishes inspired by travel, this location...

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Join in on the Fun at the Beaumont Halloween Ball

Join in on the Fun at the Beaumont Halloween Ball

Join us in Ouray on October 27th at 8:00 pm for the annual Beaumont Halloween ball! Every year, the Beaumont Hotel holds a party to celebrate Halloween for any guest above 21 years old. What to Expect The hotel will be holding a costume contest, so when you go, be...

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Fall Hiking Trails in Ouray, Colorado

Fall Hiking Trails in Ouray, Colorado

Colorado is known for the sea of colors that appear as the fall seasons near. What better way to enjoy the colors than hiking in the midst of them? Hundreds of miles of hiking trails are scattered throughout Ouray and the surrounding areas. Where will you start? The...

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One of the Most Popular Trails in Ouray: Box Cañon Park

One of the Most Popular Trails in Ouray: Box Cañon Park

The Box Cañon Park is one of the most visited waterfalls in Ouray, and rightly so. The huge cascades are something you don’t want to miss, especially when you get the chance to get a close-up view from the bridge crossing beside it! Some History Originally just soft...

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Ouray, Colorado: The Jeeping Capital of the World

Ouray, Colorado: The Jeeping Capital of the World

As the jeeping capital of the world, Ouray offers almost endless systems of trails that welcome many off-road vehicles. Be sure that your vehicle is equipped for off-roading trips and if it isn’t you can always rent a jeep in town before heading up the mountain. These...

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Local Spots for Agritourism

Local Spots for Agritourism

Agritourism is a growing type of tourism where people visit farms or ranches for activities. This may include orchards, wineries, farmers markets, and more. Wineries and Breweries The Ouray Brewery sits right in the heart of Ouray. To go with classic pub food, each...

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Where to Find Ghost Towns in Colorado

Where to Find Ghost Towns in Colorado

If you love to explore, the ghost towns in Colorado are a great way to do it! In the Ouray and Silverton areas, abandoned towns and buildings scatter the mountainsides and each one holds its own history. Some can be reached in nothing more than a regular car, but some...

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Fishing Locations in Ouray, Colorado

Fishing Locations in Ouray, Colorado

Fishing is a popular sport for all seasons of the year and Ouray is the perfect place for your next big catch. With our countless waterfalls, creeks, rivers, and lakes both in and around our mountain town, Ouray is teeming with freshwater life. Our waters can...

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Museums to Explore in the Ouray Area

Museums to Explore in the Ouray Area

Here in Ouray, we treasure all aspects of our history and are ready to share them with you. Dive into our mountain town’s past by exploring intriguing information about the mountains, mining, pharmaceuticals, ranches, Ute Indians, railroads, and more with our...

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Canyoning in Ouray, Colorado

Canyoning in Ouray, Colorado

Also known as canyoneering, canyoning is an exciting water and climbing sport that’s gaining the attention of adventurous spirits all over the world. Grab a guide and try your hand at rappelling, rafting, and waterfall jumping in one of our Ouray canyons! What Does...

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Live Music with the Ouray Mountain Air Music Series

Live Music with the Ouray Mountain Air Music Series

What is it? The Ouray Mountain Air Music Series involves four to five summer concerts featuring live music, drinks, fundraisers, and fun for all genres of music lovers and their families. The event organizers choose to put the bands on a professional stage, so that...

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The Top 7 Best Hiking Trails in Colorado

The Top 7 Best Hiking Trails in Colorado

Colorado has an endless array of trails for all levels of hikers and explorers. Whether you are looking for a scenic stroll or a rewarding workout, each of these trails will leave you stunned by the beautiful views near Ouray, Colorado. Easier Trails Uncompahgre River...

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4 Tips for Backcountry Skiing in Colorado

4 Tips for Backcountry Skiing in Colorado

The mountains of Ouray, Colorado hold endless opportunities for fun and adventure. Backcountry skiing is a popular activity here in Colorado, and rightly so - almost nothing can beat gliding along fresh snow amidst the trees and mountains of the San Juans. If you’re...

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