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Reasons to Stay Warm at Twin Peaks Hot Springs This Winter

Put on your swimwear and head to the pool in the months of December, January, and February. Although it may seem counterintuitive to be outside in the freezing cold wearing almost nothing, the advantages of a winter swim outweigh the short walk from your room to the soaking pool of your choosing. Here are a…Continued

Travel Tips for a Stress-Free Thanksgiving

The greater likelihood of inclement weather for travel is one of the major concerns with Thanksgiving. Traveling during the holidays can be stressful enough, but if you’re driving a long distance and snow is expected, the stress increases twofold. However, you can be ready for anything by following these guidelines. Consider Traffic The day before…Continued

Come Check Out These Shops in Ouray!

Ouray is fortunate to be home to a large number of exceptional artists, craftsmen, and creative store owners. Shops in Ouray offer unique and special gifts, as opposed to the uniformity of goods offered at your local mall chain stores. Below are just a few shops where you can discover high-quality things that are unique…Continued

Visit One of These Ouray Restaurants

If you plan on spending the day hiking in the mountains, visiting the many historic sites around Ouray, or exploring the various ghost towns in the area, you’re going to work up an appetite. Ouray is not only rich in history, but it also has a ton of fantastic restaurants, and we have a couple…Continued

The 8th Annual Sneffels Fiber Art Festival is Coming Up!

The 8th annual Sneffels Fiber Art Festival will take place on September 24 and 25 of this year at the Ouray County 4-H Event Center & Fairgrounds in Ridgway. The festival will be jam-packed with opportunities and activities covering all things fiber-related. Everybody who enjoys making their own fiber and wearable art will love this…Continued

4 Reasons Why You Should Soak in a Hot Spring

Every morning, our Ouray Colorado hot springs welcome guests and residents with the warmest and most breathtaking vistas. The San Juan Mountains rise and fall like those on a book’s cover, allowing you to sit back and unwind. But besides the views, here are four other reasons you should take a soak in our natural…Continued

Seeking Adventure? Try These Summer Activities in and Around Ouray

There are a ton of things to do in Ouray no matter what time of year you decide to travel here. The high peaks that tower over Ouray at 13,000 feet are dotted with outdoor adventures. With these adventurous activities, you can take your summer to new heights. Hike the Ouray Perimeter Trail Consider taking…Continued

Ouray’s Best Trails to Hike This Summer

You won’t find any other hiking trails like the ones in Ouray. These trails are more scenic, exciting, and historically significant as most of the trails around Ouray were built in the 1870s by miners heading to the mines. If you’re planning a hike this summer, here are several trails to consider. The Perimeter Trail…Continued

Where to Go for a Cup of Joe

For some people, coffee is more than a beverage, it’s a way of life. There is nothing like walking into a coffee shop and being greeted by the aroma of freshly brewed coffee. If you’re in Ouray or the nearby area, there are a number of places where you can go to grab a cup…Continued

Take a Bite Out of the Best Food in Town at Mineshaft

The picturesque mountain retreat of your dreams awaits you in Ouray, Colorado. Snow-capped mountains and stunning views of the Colorado Rockies surround Ouray. At the cozy Twin Peaks Lodge & Hot Springs, you’ll find the seasonal Mineshaft Restaurant, providing an ideal and delicious meal to round out your day of exploring Ouray’s rich history.  Whether…Continued

Tips for Beginning Hikers in Ouray

Hiking has numerous mental and physical health benefits. It can assist you in getting in better shape, reducing stress and even enhancing your mental abilities. Here are some ideas for hiking beginners as the weather heats up and you consider trading in your skis for hiking boots: Hike with a Friend It’s crucial to hike…Continued

6 Ghost Towns Anyone Can Explore Around Ouray, Silverton and Telluride

The Ouray, Silverton and Telluride areas are full of ghost towns. Due to the unforgiving elements of winter, most ghost towns in the area are now bare, with only a few buildings remaining. However, all these ruins contain echoes of the past. Though many of these ghost towns are in rural terrain only accessible by…Continued


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