Ouray Colorado lodging

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

Get Ready for the 49th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival!

The 49th annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival is a fantastic way to start the summer season in Colorado.  Attendees will have a memorable 4-day camping experience under the stars, with a diverse range of performers from all genres. This year’s music-filled festival will take place in the historic mountain town of Telluride from June 16th to…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

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

Tips for Beginning Hikers in Ouray

Hiking has numerous mental and physical health benefits. It can assist you in getting in better shape, reducing stress and even enhancing your mental abilities. Here are some ideas for hiking beginners as the weather heats up and you consider trading in your skis for hiking boots: Hike with a Friend It’s crucial to hike…Continued

5 Ways to Keep Yourself Motivated until the Spring

The holidays are long gone and still winter appears to be dragging on forever, making it difficult to find something to look forward to. However, soon spring will be here with warmer weather and longer days. But until then, here are some tips for remaining motivated throughout these last few cold weeks:  1. Pull out…Continued

Get Ready for Two Days of Ice Climbing in Ouray

Looking to make one last trip into the mountains before the snow melts? Welcome to Twin Peaks, the ideal Ouray Colorado lodging for resting, relaxing, and refueling from a day of mountain climbing. Join the ACA mountaineering team, Kevin Donovan, Natasha Salem, and Peak Mountain Guides, March 5-6 for two days of ice climbing. With…Continued