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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

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

The Beauty of Perimeter Trail

To understand why Ouray, Colorado is referred to as the “Switzerland of America”, all you need to do is take a trip up the scenic Red Mountain Pass which provides a stunning view of Ouray. However, to get another glimpse that you may find even more captivating, you may wish to consider visiting the Perimeter…Continued

Start Making Your Summer Plans

With the start of the summer season on the horizon, you may be wondering how you’d like to spend the sultry season. Ouray is packed with things to do, but in case you need some reinforcement, you can check out The Gazette, which published an article last Sunday discussing “10 adventures for 2019 summer in…Continued

Improvement in Store for the Ouray County Courthouse

Ouray, Colorado is packed with historic sights, and the Ouray County Courthouse one of its most historic and iconic. This building has been around since the late 1800s and it even made an appearance in the classic 1969 western True Grit, starring John Wayne. If you’ve passed by the Ouray County Courthouse lately, you may…Continued

Restoring Red Mountain Pass

By now you’re likely very well aware of the notoriety attached to Red Mountain Pass. This treacherous roadway has earned a reputation for its excitement and danger during the summer, and it’s even more challenging during the winter season. The pass connects Ouray to its neighbor Silverton and can be found at more than 10,500…Continued