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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Explore the Ouray Sights During the Summer

Where will you be driving to this summer? Maybe you want to take the family some place where everyone can appreciate the beauty of nature. Summer in Colorado may likely be unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before thanks to its stunning natural beauty. The website Out There Orlando recently took a look at some of…Continued