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Ouray Winterfest

6 weeks of cheerful holiday happenings in Ouray Join us in the land of snow and steam and experience the holidays in a Victorian town surrounded by sparkling snow-capped mountains. Ouray has a fantastic lineup of special events, festivals and fun planned for this year. Read on for a list of what you can do

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Mother’s Day to Memorial Day in Ouray: Things to do in Ouray in May

Mother’s Day to Memorial Day in Ouray: Things to do in Ouray in May Mother’s Day to Memorial Day. We are starting to get calls from people looking for spring in Ouray.  The good news is that spring is here.  The snow is melting and the sunny warm days are just what we need to

Spring in Ouray

Things to do in Ouray in March Spring in Ouray means lots of things, longer days, melting snow, bright blue skies.  For some it is mud season but we think it is much more fun to think of it aa wildlife photography month. There are just so many opportunities for great pictures just waiting to

Ouray Winter Vacations

Vacation ideas if you are not an ice climber Wintery thoughts are in order today. As we watched the snow coming down at breakfast this morning, we all agreed that winter is the prettiest time of the year. We have several early season snow storms which have coated the high peaks with a lot of

Ghost towns and ghosts in Ouray

Are there ghost towns in Ouray?  This is one of our favorite questions, especially this time of the year when ghosts and ghostly events are at the top of everyone’s mind. The answer of course is yes. We have lots of ghost towns and lots of ghosts and lots of ghost stories in Ouray. More

Black swifts in Ouray

 and Box Canyon Park in Ouray is once again hosting them Black Swifts are back in Ouray. One of guests asked us last night about the bats but was happy to hear that the black shapes high in the sky at dusk were our very own colony of Black Swifts.  For those of you not

Hiking in Ouray

… and discovering the story of “Antiques: 9:00 to 5:30” Hiking in Ouray. It’s one of the six best things to do while you are here*. We got out for the first time this spring to check some of the trails and break in a pair of new boots. We took off toward Box Canon to

San Juan Skyway, Colorado Scenic Byway and All American Road

The San Juan Skyway is one of western Colorado’s thirteen Historic and Scenic byways and a designated All American Road. These byways link the ancient sites of the ancestral Pueblos, the red rock canyons and the spectacular vistas of the Rocky Mountains. Recently we had a chance to go exploring the Skyway’s less well known attractions

Spring in Ouray

Spring  in Ouray Spring is in the Ouray air. We have had snow followed by warm sunny days when we can eat our lunch outside, then more snow.  Typical spring weather. Even though the Ice Park will be open for a couple of more weeks, we are ready for spring and so is Ouray. In