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Ridgway Concert Series Provides Free Live Music All Month Long

Every Thursday in July, the free Ridgway Concert Series will be hosted at Hartwell Park. The concerts feature a range of high-quality national bands, with local and regional acts serving as openers. The music is a terrific mix of bluegrass, folk, funk, swing, country, alt-country, jazz, and their own spin on those elements. The bands…Continued

Yonder Mountain String Band Kicks Off Ouray’s 4th of July Celebrations

Come celebrate the Fourth of July with Colorado’s own Yonder Mountain String Band and support the Ouray Volunteer Fire Department, which is once again proudly partnering with the Ouray Mountain Air Music Series. There are no seat choices and general admission applies to all tickets. You can buy food, drinks, beer, wine, spirits, and renowned…Continued

Start Your Fourth of July Celebrations with Ourayce

If you haven’t made plans for the Fourth of July yet, we have a fun idea for those of you who want to stay active. The 39th annual OURAYCE 10K will be held in Ouray, Colorado on July 4th, 2022. The race begins at 8 a.m., with registration beginning at 7 a.m. in front of…Continued

Participate in the 14th Annual Ridgway River Festival

Ridgway River Festival (RiverFest) is a family-friendly celebration of the Uncompahgre River and surrounding community, featuring river races of all ages, live music, local food and drink, children’s activities, and watershed educational and cultural programs. “Junk of the Unc” is the day’s highlight, a race in which a boat built of scrap materials is steered…Continued

Ouray’s Best Trails to Hike This Summer

You won’t find any other hiking trails like the ones in Ouray. These trails are more scenic, exciting, and historically significant as most of the trails around Ouray were built in the 1870s by miners heading to the mines. If you’re planning a hike this summer, here are several trails to consider. The Perimeter Trail…Continued

Explore the Breathtaking Beauty of Ouray with Ouray Mountain Adventures

Ouray’s mountains are best viewed from the comfort of a four-wheel-drive vehicle. There are countless four-wheeling options nearby, ranging from easy scenic trips to difficult adventures, from mine trails to beautiful mountain passes. Explore the ruins and abandoned towns of Colorado as you travel through some of the world’s most breathtaking landscapes.  At Ouray Mountain…Continued

The Ouray Mountain Air Series Celebrates its 10th Anniversary

The Ouray Mountain Air Series presents its 10th annual concert series. These free events, held in Ouray’s lovely Fellin Park on Thursdays in June, are well-received by the entire community as families of all ages prepare for sun-filled afternoons, pleasant evenings, and picnics at Ouray’s favorite outdoor event!  There will be food, beer, wine, spirits,…Continued

Check Out These Stunning Upcoming Hot Air Balloon Events

You’re missing out if you’ve never been to one of Colorado’s hot air balloon events. The high altitude of Colorado makes it ideal for sending hot air balloons into the sky. Here are four fantastic hot air balloon events taking place across the state this summer:  Erie Hot Air Balloon Launch Dates: May 21-22 Location:…Continued

Hiking in Ouray: Silvershield Trail

The nature and origins of trails in the Ouray area vary greatly depending on where they are located. The southern half of the county is characterized by steep, strongly mined terrain. Early miners in this area began building trails in the mid-1870s and continued for several decades after that. Above Ouray, the Silvershield trail connects…Continued

All Aboard! Visit the Ridgway Railroad Museum

Ridgway, Colorado, is home to the Ridgway Railroad Museum, which is dedicated to preserving the history of railroading in Ouray County and the surrounding areas. The museum offers a 16-acre facility with a half-mile loop to operate narrow gauge equipment. The Ridgway Railroad Museum, which opened in 1999, is dedicated to the history of Ouray…Continued

Where to Go for a Cup of Joe

For some people, coffee is more than a beverage, it’s a way of life. There is nothing like walking into a coffee shop and being greeted by the aroma of freshly brewed coffee. If you’re in Ouray or the nearby area, there are a number of places where you can go to grab a cup…Continued

Take a Bite Out of the Best Food in Town at Mineshaft

The picturesque mountain retreat of your dreams awaits you in Ouray, Colorado. Snow-capped mountains and stunning views of the Colorado Rockies surround Ouray. At the cozy Twin Peaks Lodge & Hot Springs, you’ll find the seasonal Mineshaft Restaurant, providing an ideal and delicious meal to round out your day of exploring Ouray’s rich history.  Whether…Continued