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Is the Sun Stronger at Higher Altitudes?

Believe it or not, the sun is actually much stronger at higher altitudes. With heightened intensity comes higher chances that your skin can be damaged. While it may seem that you’d get less sun exposure in higher places like Ouray lodging due to the clouds and cooler temperatures, objects at higher altitudes are physically closer…Continued

Dennis Weaver Memorial Park is Open for the Summer

The Dennis Weaver Memorial Park is a breathtaking, highly rated Trip Advisor attraction in the Ouray, CO region, and is dedicated to the memory and vision of actor and environmentalist Dennis Weaver. The 80-acre public park is a wildlife preserve located on the Uncompahgre River corridor, with miles and miles of hiking and biking trails,…Continued

The Best Places to Eat in Ouray

Ouray, Colorado is the idyllic mountain getaway you’ve been dreaming of. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains and beautiful Colorado alpine views, Ouray holds a turn-of-the-century charm that can be seen throughout the town. In fact, the entire place is registered as a Historic District. When you visit Ouray lodging be sure to check out some of…Continued

Discover the Classic Feel of a Ouray Saloon

What do you think of when you see or hear the word “saloon”? You’re possibly conjuring images of the classic bars that are prominently listed and portrayed in Old West tales. Soldiers, cattlemen, gamblers, and miners were frequent patrons to these places and these saloons arguably reached the zenith of their popularity towards the end…Continued

Ouray Is Waiting in 2021

With under a month to go before we bid adieu to 2020, you may wish to make plans for a 2021 visit to Ouray, Colorado! Twin Peaks Lodge and Hot Springs is happy to welcome you for an experience that will leave a lasting impression and reinforces a fusion of inviting scenery and relaxation. We…Continued

Ouray Is Straight Out of a Hallmark Holiday Movie

One of the many components that help to make the holiday season so enchanting is the decorations as homes, towns, and cities come to brilliant life. Combined with the cool, snowy winter weather, some places can feel like they’re straight out of a Hallmark film. The website Travel Awaits recently used this to take a…Continued

The Best of Ouray County List Is Here

If a family visiting from out of town were to ask you where to go to grab some treats for the little ones and a good cup of Joe, what would you tell them? You may suggest a place like Mouse’s Chocolates & Coffee on Main Street in Ouray. The dessert shop is one of…Continued

Take a Glimpse of the Past With a Ghost Town Visit

Paying a visit to some of the ghost towns near Ouray that still stand in varying degrees is one way to get a riveting feel for the area’s rich past. While most of them are within easy reach, some of them are concealed high above the mountains and may need the use of an off-road…Continued

A Little History on Chief Ouray

Depending on your familiarity with Ouray, Colorado, you may know that the city as well as the county were named after the Native American chief Ouray of the Ute tribe. Born in New Mexico during the 1800s, details such as his spouse Chipeta and the disappearance of his son Queashegut. Other details regarding his life…Continued

Can You Tell a Moose from an Elk?

Moose were introduced to Colorado once again over three decades ago. However, they are often mistaken for elk despite the considerable differences between the two. Failure to spot the difference between elk and moose may result in fines for those seeking to hunt elk. Moose belong to the deer family and are the largest in…Continued

Experience Europe in Ouray

Were you thinking about doing any international fall traveling to somewhere like Europe, you may be out of luck as Europe is currently preferring that American visitors stay away due to the pandemic. While it’s not Europe, Colorado is one of the places you may wish to consider visiting. The Know Outdoors recently talked about…Continued

The Broad-Tailed Hummingbird Is an Aerial Acrobat

Among the different types of birds dwelling within or close to Ouray, Colorado, the broad-tailed hummingbird is among the most fascinating. Its length is about four feet and the colorful green backs and crowns plus the white breast, visible on both males and females, make it hard to miss. Despite their similarity, males are marked…Continued