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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

Enjoy a Getaway with Our Summer Fun Promotion

Summer is here and we are eager to see you at Twin Peaks Lodge & Hot Springs! As a way of encouraging you to spend some of the season in beautiful Ouray, Colorado, we’re excited to announce our Summer Fun getaway promotion packed with fun, relaxation, and great dining. Book two nights in a single…Continued

New Executive Order Allows Recreational Activities Again

For those wishing to enjoy the outdoors again, the Colorado governor recently announced a new executive order somewhat loosening restrictions on outdoor activities. Families with young children, for example, will be able to able to visit playgrounds again. Those that like to go swimming can also take a dip again. However, restrictions are in place.…Continued

All Eyes Are on the Ouray Via Ferrata

Barring unforeseen circumstances, the highly anticipated Ouray Via Ferrata is setting its sights on opening to the public this Memorial Day weekend. This opening will add yet another alfresco recreational experience to Ouray’s already expansive list of activities. The Friends of the Ouray Via Ferrata nonprofit will be kicking things off by offering early access…Continued

Ouray’s Ties to True Grit

Even if you have only a limited knowledge of the Western film genre, you probably know the name John Wayne. The actor, producer, director, and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom became synonymous with the genre. Despite his many films and acting talents, however, there was only one that would earn him an Academy…Continued