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Ride the Rockies Returns

Are you a fan of cycling? If so, now is the time to start training for the 35th edition of the popular Ride the Rockies bicycle tour. The event is returning to the southwest Colorado area for the first time since 2017 and will see riders travel from Durango through several towns, including our own…Continued

Ouray Is a Top Christmas Town

You may still be recovering from the Christmas 2019 celebrations, or you may already be thinking about what you might want to do this year. Christmas is typically associated with beautiful scenery, a feeling of goodwill, and plenty of snow. Hence, if you’re planning on traveling somewhere, you may be seeking a small town vibe…Continued

All Eyes Are on the Ouray Ice Festival

Along with the annual opening of the perennial favorite Ouray Ice Park, one of Ouray’s most anticipated events is the Ouray Ice Festival. Kicking off on January 23rd through the 26th, the event is all about ice climbing. Whether you’re someone who decided 2020 is the year you’re going to become an ice climber or…Continued

Get into the Holiday Spirit with These Local Events

With the cold Ouray weather and its cozy ambiance, it certainly feels like the holidays. If you want to get into the spirit of the season, lots of different events are going that the entire family can enjoy. This weekend, none other than Ol’ St. Nick himself and his wife Mrs. Claus will be dropping…Continued

Stay Warm This Winter in Ouray’s Hot Springs

If you’re coming to Ouray, one of the many reasons you may be visiting is to enjoy the fun of the Ouray Ice Park. After you’ve spent a cool day climbing the manmade “ice waterfalls”, how do you stay warm? During your Ouray stay, make sure to visit the Ouray Hot Springs. Surrounded by gorgeous…Continued

Thrillist Recommends Visiting Ouray

You may be familiar with the online media website Thrillist which has focused on sharing some of the best entertainment, drinks, food, and travel for years. Recently, the website published a story on The Best Places to Visit on a Trip to Colorado. Making the list was our neighbor Telluride but if you continue to…Continued

Get Ready for the Return of Ouray Ice Park

Among the highlights taking place each year in Ouray is the launch of Ouray Ice Park. You might have heard about this perennial, free attraction that sees amateur and professional ice climbing visitors from across the globe. The park celebrates 25 years of attracting locals and tourists this year, and on December 14 it will…Continued

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