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How Much Does It Actually Snow in Colorado?

When you think of Colorado, snow-capped peaks may be what comes to mind. While Colorado does see much more snow than many regions in the United States, especially in elevated areas (like where Ouray Colorado lodging is), it isn’t quite an arctic wonderland.   Colorado experiences roughly 300 days of sun in a given year…Continued

How the Cold Can Affect Your Skin

Cold weather is particularly tough on skin, and while Colorado isn’t one of the coldest places in the United States, temperatures can still get pretty low, not to mention the wind. This is especially true for areas with higher altitudes since the wind picks up and the temperatures drop the higher you go. Our Ouray…Continued

What to Wear in Colorado During Winter

There really is no bad time to visit Colorado. For one, the views from up high are always amazing – beautiful wildflowers in the spring and summer, changing leaves in the fall, and snowy cliffs in the winter. Each season brings its own array of outdoor activities. You may have heard that dressing in layers…Continued

Mark Your Calendars – January is Going to be a Blast in Ouray!

January 2022 will be here before you know it! Start reserving your stay at our Ouray Colorado lodging location to fill your new year with tons of exciting winter-fun activities.   The Ouray Ice Fest will take place on January 20 through the 23 and is hosted by Ouray Ice Park. Ouray Ice Park creates…Continued

Halloween in Ouray

Halloween will be taking place in just a few days, so we’ve compiled a list of some of the fun things you can do in the Ouray area when staying at Ouray lodging this Halloween! Enjoy the crisp fall air, beautiful scenery with changing colors, and fun for multiple age groups. Don’t forget to take…Continued

National Parks to Visit in Colorado

It’s no secret that Colorado is full of natural phenomena from border to border. In the warmer months, you can explore the beauty of the water with white water rafting and hiking, and when it turns cold, skiing, sledding, snowboarding, and tubing are a popular pastime and a great way to take in the scenery.…Continued

How Ouray Got its Name: Chief Ouray

The town where our Ouray Colorado lodging location sits translates to arrow in the Ute Language. The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe is one of the three federally recognized tribes in the Ute nation, spanning from southwestern Colorado, northwestern New Mexico, and a small portion of Utah. The town was named after Chief Ouray, the son…Continued

Check Out the Ouray Via Ferrata Course

In 2020 near Ouray Colorado lodging, the Ouray Via Ferrata opened up and easily became one of Colorado’s most exciting Via Ferrata courses. Via Ferrata, Italian for “iron way,” is a climbing course that utilizes steel cables, rungs, and ladders that attach themselves to the rock in the mountain, allowing climbers to secure themselves with…Continued

Visit the Ouray Alchemist Museum

Aside from its hot springs at Ouray lodging and beautiful trails, Ouray is perhaps most well known for its wide array of interesting museums. One of the most popular ones you can visit by appointment is the Ouray Alchemist Museum, filled with a collection of medical and pharmaceutical products that go as far back as…Continued

The Wright Opera House

The Wright Opera House is an Ouray staple, celebrating 132 years of entertainment. Built in 1888 by the Wright family, its original intention was to balance the town’s mining culture with performance art, designed to be the center of entertainment for the entire county. In 1983, the building was put on the National Register of…Continued

More Ghost Towns Near Ouray

Ghost towns are some of the most popular attractions across the Rocky Mountains and the Western United States. After decades of a booming mining industry, entire towns were just left to collect dust. Their history preserved in run-down and abandoned buildings is a gold mine for the modern-day history buff and ghost town aficionado. There…Continued

Ghost Towns Near Ouray Colorado

Who doesn’t love the thrill of a ghost story? Colorado is crawling with ghost towns, much like the rest of the southwest region of the United States. In and around Ouray, you’ll find old mining roads along the hills and old towns abandoned with them. Most of them are accessible by four-wheel-drive vehicles, but some…Continued