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Colorado Ghost Towns Are a Glimpse of the Past

To fully appreciate the richly fascinating history of Ouray, it’s worth visiting some of the ghost towns that still stand, providing a glimpse into the past. Though the majority of them are easily reachable, some of them are hidden away high above the mountains and may require some experience with off-roading to reach. Before Denver…Continued

Travelers Today Name Checks Ouray Hot Springs

Because of its many sights, Colorado has been a favorite destination for visitors around the world. With its gorgeous landscapes, roaring hills, rivers, lakes, and high deserts, natural sights abound in Colorado, and that includes Ouray. Whether you want to go skiing, mountain biking, hiking, or otherwise, there is rarely, if ever a moment where…Continued

The Thrill of Backpacking in Colorado

Have you ever gone backpacking? This low cost independent travel is a great way to discover new sights and meet new people versus a conventional trip while also learning more about unfamiliar areas. Today’s modern interpretation of backpacking has some of its roots largely in the 60s and 70s when the hippie subculture was quite…Continued

It’s All Systems Go for the Ouray Jeep Raffle

After some facing some hurdles, there is some positive news to report about the 2019 Ouray Jeep Raffle: it will be returning for its 55th year! The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office recently gave the Ouray Tourism Office the final OK to proceed with the sale of the raffle tickets online and in-person to raffle…Continued

The Fall Colors Will Soon Be Visible

Being something of an amateur weather person is one of the many activities people of Colorado enjoy doing. When will we see the first fall of snow? When is the ice going to melt? When will the colors of leaves start changing? The yearly changing of the colors of leaves is one of the many…Continued

Get Ready for the Fall Season

While September is bringing with it some toasty temperatures, the upcoming fall season in Colorado will soon bring a kaleidoscope of beautiful leaf colors throughout the state. Best of all, the show is poised to be one that will leave a huge, lasting impression. The fusion of encouraging winter snow, the wet spring and frequent…Continued

Support Locally at the Ridgway Farmers Market

Have you been to the Ridgway Farmers Market yet? If you haven’t checked out this great opportunity to support farmers, local agriculture, and small businesses, the market is returning this Friday, September 6. Why not take the opportunity to spruce up your next meal with some fresh ingredients. For those unfamiliar with Ridgway Farmers Market,…Continued

Get Ready for Some Labor Day Weekend Rodeo

The long weekend is upon us, what plans do you have in store? If you have yet to experience the Ouray County Fair & Rodeo, now is your chance to enjoy this annual tradition. Held at the Ouray County Fairgrounds, the rodeo is a non-profit organization focused on preserving the tradition of ranching by offering…Continued

Animas Forks: A Fascinating Colorado Ghost Town

Exploring deep into the San Juan Mountains and the surrounding areas beyond Ouray will eventually reveal several ghost towns. At one point in time, these ghost towns were active with miners seeking to achieve fame and fortune while mining for gold. After the mining boom died down, the people left yet the many structures they…Continued

Explore the Historic Hot Springs Loop

Hot springs during the summer may not seem like the ideal way to cool off, but they’re a different experience than going to a public pool or the beach. Hot springs are known for their possible health benefits, from the minerals that help the skin to the muscle ache and pain-relieving effects. Colorado is famous…Continued

The Sassy Juniper Titmouse

Nature lovers know that beyond the sweeping vistas of Ouray, Colorado, the wildlife is just as fascinating and colorful. Today we’d like to focus on the curiously named juniper titmouse, a type of passerine bird typically gray in color with a tuft of feathers on the head. Its color may not be anything special, but…Continued

Enjoy Some Sherbino Sketch Comedy

The stresses of the workday coupled with the blazing heat of the summer season mean most of us could use a bit of unwinding after the day is almost over. If you have a good sense of humor and are a fan of sketch comedy, take some time to visit the Sherbino next Monday, Tuesday,…Continued