Travel Blogs from Ouray, United States

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Day 10 (West Trip), Ouray, CO, United States travel blog

Day 10 (West Trip)

A travel blog entry by travelredgang

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Departing odometer 24621...arriving odometer 24737. We only drove 116 miles today but it took several hours, due to the steep grades and switchbacks here in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. The scenery is beautiful with the Aspen trees in full color ...

Day 12 (Box Canyon Falls), Ouray, CO, United States travel blog

Day 12 (Box Canyon Falls)

A travel blog entry by travelredgang

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... probably be a little sore tomorrow!!!! It was worth it....you can see the whole town from up there!!! The town of Ouray elevation is 7706 and we hiked up three hundred feet to elevation 8006. Going to Outlaw's Restaurant tonight.....supposedly they ...

Spectacular mountain drive, Ouray, United States travel blog

Spectacular mountain drive

A travel blog entry by michellendave

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... of snow had accumulated on the cars overnight and someone had drawn a happy face on my back window. Our destination for today is Ouray, another hot-springs town about 130 miles northwest. Dave booked a nice hotel with hot-springs on the hill behind the ...

The Million Dollar Highway to Ouray, Ouray, United States travel blog

The Million Dollar Highway to Ouray

A travel blog entry by kupdegra

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... most of the buildings dating back to the late 19th century. Many of the 1880-1900 buildings are still standing. Originally Ouray was established by miners chasing silver and gold in the surrounding mountains. At its height, more than 30 mines were ...

Day 11   Four-Wheelin Day, Ouray to Silverton and back, United States travel blog

Day 11 Four-Wheelin Day

A travel blog entry by travelredgang

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... to reach this peak, because it's the highest point, of course. We didn't have any trouble. There was some snow..but not impassable. We arrived back to Ouray at approximately 3:30 PM We traveled a total of 45 miles today in 6 hours. NOT ...

La Suisse d'America : Durango. Silverton, Ouray, Ouray, United States travel blog

La Suisse d'America : Durango. Silverton, Ouray

A travel blog entry by loupsvoyagent

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... si des fois on en a trop de confort. Je serais plus outlaw cowboy que minier, ça c'est clair. On continue pour arrive a Ouray, encore une ville splendide entourée de montagnes : the Switzerland of America. Un autre beau camping vide, à côté de la ...

Old buildings, hot springs and another waterfall., Ouray, United States travel blog

Old buildings, hot springs and another waterfall.

A travel blog entry by kupdegra

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... You can almost invision the miners coming into the bar after a back breaking work day and letting off some steam. Today's a "poking around" Ouray day. These historic building just beg you to come in and look. So we did. And I found a "green" Ouray ...

Southwestern Colorado, Ouray, United States travel blog

Southwestern Colorado

A travel blog entry by kellyjohn

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An overnight stop in Durango (a very cool town, which we would have liked to explore more of) and on to Silverton and Ouray (Victorian, mining towns), gave us a chance to slow down and adjust to the higher altitude of Colorado's San Juan Mountains.  ...

Four Small Towns in Colorado, Ouray, United States travel blog

Four Small Towns in Colorado

A travel blog entry by margomax

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... not.      I wanted to stay another night but our condo was already rented so we moved on to a town called Ouray, Colo.  Pronounced Your-ray.  It was also a mining town turned tourist town.  It's claim to fame is a huge ...

Cold as Ice, Ouray, United States travel blog

Cold as Ice

A travel blog entry by sarichka10

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Ouray Ice Fest, MLK weekend ...

Van Dillon naar Ouray, Ouray, United States travel blog

Van Dillon naar Ouray

A travel blog entry by truusb59

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... Area en langs de de Gunnison River. Als we daarna bij Montrose links afslaan op wegnummer 550, zullen we na ongeveer 35 miles in Ouray aankomen. Hier zullen we weer twee nachten verblijven en wellicht een bezoek brengen aan de Ouray Hot Springs. ...

De mooiste tijd om hier te zijn, Ouray, United States travel blog

De mooiste tijd om hier te zijn

A travel blog entry by truusb59

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... . Hier zat een jongeman piano te spelen en dat gaf het voortreffelijke eten een cowboyachtig tintje. Overigens doen de mensen in Ouray zich – zeer onamerikaans – enorm tekort door het hier 'klein-Zwitserland’ te noemen. Het is hier zo ...

Morgen meer, Ouray, United States travel blog

Morgen meer

A travel blog entry by truusb59

Werkelijk prachtige rit door de bergen. Erg moe en beetje last van de hoogte.  Daarom: morgenochtend voor ons / morgenavond voor jullie meer!!   ...

Mountains, canyons, and rushing streams, oh my!, Ouray, United States travel blog

Mountains, canyons, and rushing streams, oh my!

A travel blog entry by dwlp.travelkids

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... trunk! Needless to say, he was tickled to death. With our good deed for the day taken care of, we continued on towards Ouray with towering mountains with patches of snow and a huge canyon that we drove through before reaching our campground at 10:45. The ...

Ouray, Ouray, United States travel blog

Ouray

A travel blog entry by wahoo99

drove through the mountains of western CO.  pretty daunting looking mountains.  would not want to be there when it snowed.  no idea how people live there.  stopped in Ouray hoping there was still ice climbing.  ...

Hooray for Ouray!, Ouray, United States travel blog

Hooray for Ouray!

A travel blog entry by garylesser

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... turn south on US-550 for the 45-minute ride to Ouray, one of the most spectacular and beautiful mountain towns imaginable. *** Ouray, which sits at 7,792 feet, is the birthplace of Kathryn McBride, who we stayed with last week in Palisade. Ouray ...

10,000 feet - Upper Cascade Falls, Ouray, United States travel blog

10,000 feet - Upper Cascade Falls

A travel blog entry by crossroadtrip

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So today we're back in the National Forest. We're camping in the Amphitheater campground which is crazy beautiful. After we got everything set up we decided to go for a hike...... 1:45 - started the hike at 8,000 feet wearing shorts and t-shirts. Sun is ...

Day 2, Ouray, United States travel blog

Day 2

A travel blog entry by angyoung

Great day of riding...shorter and much more scenic. Very technical riding between Durango and Ouray. Camped at the KOA in ...

Getting it together, Ouray, United States travel blog

Getting it together

A travel blog entry by bergerhof

Getting organized for a lengthy European trip takes time! ...

Jeep tur til Imogene Pass (3997 moh), Ouray, United States travel blog

Jeep tur til Imogene Pass (3997 moh)

A travel blog entry by familienvogt

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... 248;skred hvert år på de samme stedene og denne veien er selvsagt stengt helt til mai. En populær aktivitet her i Ouray er også isklatring som foregår flere i steder. Etter turen spiste vi blueberry pancakes og så gikk vi en ...

Box Canyon Falls...a nifty little secret, Ouray, United States travel blog

Box Canyon Falls...a nifty little secret

A travel blog entry by rmwright

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If it had not been for our dear friend, Lisa Bradley, we might have overlooked this little hidden gem. Ouray is or was a box canyon before they constructed Rte 550 over the mountain. The north end of the canyon coming from Ridgway was the only way in and ...

Waterfall Season, Ouray, United States travel blog

Waterfall Season

A travel blog entry by ingridvdploeg

One of my favourite season's in Ouray is spring, because the waterfalls get so big and loud. The roaring sound of the water at the Box Canyon falls is so loud you will have a hard time hearing each other. The park features walking bridges so you can get ...

The Million Dollar Highway, Ouray, United States travel blog

The Million Dollar Highway

A travel blog entry by rmwright

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First of Three Posts Today Million Dollar Highway is south of Ouray on Rte 550. You leave Ouray at 7000 feet and immediately begin to climb to over 11,000 feet. The road out and up is a series of switchbacks where the passenger has a great view but the ...

Bit of rain and steam, Ouray, United States travel blog

Bit of rain and steam

A travel blog entry by pandd

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... and lightening and hail on route. Again we got into conversation about our car and how cute it was. Came back to ouray and went to the pharmacist museum. This man had collected everything from colorado auctions to make this pharmacy....in the style of ...

What a day...., Ouray, United States travel blog

What a day....

A travel blog entry by pandd

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Up for breakfast, pancakes, sausage, fruit and banana bread. On with our cozzies then down to the hot springs that open at ten. Full of old years and we brought the average age down by centuries. We had a warm pool, warmer pool, hot pool....no ...

Million Dollar Highway, Ouray, United States travel blog

Million Dollar Highway

A travel blog entry by jackandcece

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... continue north along the Million Dollar Highway toward Ouray because that would put us closer to Telluride, our destination for tomorrow. Ouray is another old mining town, situated in a narrow canyon. We stayed at the comfortable and friendly Riverside ...

Jeeping Once Again!, Ouray, United States travel blog

Jeeping Once Again!

A travel blog entry by tuffychloe

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... a fun weekend of jeep trails and wildflowers! After stopping for a quick lunch at Chick-Fil-A, we continued on up to Ouray, through Durango, and over the Million-Dollar Highway. The views of the surrounding mountains, forests, lakes, and wildflowers are ...

Ouray?  No way!, Ouray, United States travel blog

Ouray? No way!

A travel blog entry by dsct61

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... part of the road in the midst of a thunderstorm did not sound appealing.  Also, since everything we wanted to do in Ouray was outdoors, we reluctantly decided to turn back south.  We spent a little time in Silverton, but I'm  not a shopper ...

Top of the Rockies from Ouray, Ouray, United States travel blog

Top of the Rockies from Ouray

A travel blog entry by friesendm

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Scott and I spent the morning exploring walk options in the beautiful Rocky Mountain mining town of Ouray. We had help from several friendly locals at the visitor center who obviously feel that Ouray is just one step away from heaven!  After ...

Ouray Here We Come!, Ouray, United States travel blog

Ouray Here We Come!

A travel blog entry by karenmargulis

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... a three hour drive into an all day excursion and we did that today. We left Crested Butte around 8:00 am for a 3 hour drive to Ouray but we didn't get there until about 4:30!  We stopped a few times of course. We drove along the Blue Mesa Lake and ...

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