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What Is the Best Time of Year to Visit Ouray?

Even in the winter, Ouray is a wonderful destination to visit. In fact, you’d be astonished at how much there is to do in Ouray year-round, regardless of the season. This “Little Switzerland” is best visited between mid-July and September. The 4th of July is a big deal, and the snow usually lasts until the…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

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

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

Hike the Perimeter Trail Around Ouray

Ouray’s Perimeter Trail is a fascinating six-mile hiking trip that boasts remarkably diversified landscapes. Hiking it involves approximately 350 feet of elevation gain and will typically take 4-5 hours to complete.  Perimeter Trail has remained a scenically, yet challenging route for locals as well as tourists. The route begins at the visitors center which also…Continued

Take a Journey Through Time in Ouray

Ouray’s natural beauty and spectacular mountain views spurred its rise in popularity. Visiting a hot springs, going skiing or ice climbing all have become popular tourist attractions in recent years. Even so, Ouray has never lost its history, as evidenced by the numerous museum and historic site visits available. Due to its enormous collection of…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

6 Ghost Towns Anyone Can Explore Around Ouray, Silverton and Telluride

The Ouray, Silverton and Telluride areas are full of ghost towns. Due to the unforgiving elements of winter, most ghost towns in the area are now bare, with only a few buildings remaining. However, all these ruins contain echoes of the past. Though many of these ghost towns are in rural terrain only accessible by…Continued

Relax in the Colorado Mountains at Twin Peaks Lodging & Hot Springs

Twin Peaks Lodging Hot Springs, Ouray lodging, offers you one of a kind relation experience. Our amenities will help you find your zen and explore new adventures. Catch up with friends at the seasonal Tiki Bar or relax by the natural gas fire pit in the winter, all while taking in gorgeous views. We also…Continued

Christmas in Ouray

There’s no better way to spend the holidays than in a small mountain town covered in a blanket of snow. If you are staying at Ouray lodging, you’re in luck. The town happens to be called “the Switzerland of America,” and if you can believe it, it’s even more beautiful at Christmas time. It’s truly…Continued


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