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A Little Ouray, Colorado Trivia

Because of a certain virus, the stunning landscapes and rich history of Ouray may require waiting until social distancing is no longer a thing. In the meantime, some interesting if perhaps not entirely useful facts about Ouray can help you learn a little more about it once the time comes to see it in person.…Continued

Grab Some Grub at Mineshaft

The Twin Peaks Lodge & Hot Springs strives to make your Ouray experience a memorable and relaxing one. While you’re busy admiring the mountain views and exploring the various sights, you probably don’t want to spend too much time figuring out where to have a fulfilling meal. Thanks to the Mineshaft restaurant, you can dine…Continued

The Rise of the Wright Opera House

Join us as we take a trip to Ouray’s rich past to learn more about one of its most iconic sights: the Wright Opera House. To this very day, the building remains in Ouray and can be identified by visiting famous Main Street. The history of The Wright Opera House extends about as far back…Continued

Warm up With Some Weekend Sketch Comedy

The workday stress combined with the frigid winter temperatures means most of us could probably go for unwinding once the day is close to over. If you like to laugh and enjoy watching sketch comedy, you may want to head over to the Sherbino this weekend to check out the “It’s All Fun and Games…Continued

One of Colorado’s Scenic Winter Drives Is Near Ouray

The winter season can turn virtually any city, town, or landscape into a snowy work of art. Already known for being picturesque, Ouray, Colorado doesn’t necessarily need the help of snow to add to its visual appeal yet a winter drive in and around the area can make for great memories. The website Out There…Continued

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