Ouray Colorado

Jan 26th, 2019, 06:03 AM
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Ouray Colorado

We going to be in Colorado, Utah and Arizona for a few days. We will be driving from Denver to Grand Canyon. Is it worth a side trip to go by Ouray? It appears to have beautiful scenery and hot springs. Anything else?

Thanks for the feedback.
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Jan 26th, 2019, 06:47 AM
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Ouray is indeed beautiful - we go a couple of times a year (we live in CO). Cute little town, jeep tours, lots of nice hikes (most are steep), hot springs, a few good places to eat, a small brewery or two.

You can get there via Red Mountain Pass from Durango and Silverton or via Ridgway, which is another little town with its own hot springs, old west character and one of my favorite breakfast places. Some nice walks around there too.

One of my favorite drives in CO is between Ridgway and Ouray. Not too far from Telluride if you want to base in Ouray a day or two and take a day trip to Telluride. Lots of options.
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Jan 26th, 2019, 08:47 AM
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Thank you. This is very helpful.
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Jan 27th, 2019, 09:01 PM
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It's really not much of a detour if you are taking I-70 to 550 then south. In fact you will go through Ouray if you are taking 550 south to 160. You don't mention what time of year. If within the next couple months, you might encounter closed mountain passes due to our good snow season.
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Feb 9th, 2019, 01:00 PM
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Thank you. We will be going mid-May.
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Feb 9th, 2019, 05:38 PM
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Good advice so far, I also would head from Ouray down through Silverton to Durango. Then stop at Mesa Verde before heading to Grand Canyon. Perhaps visit Monument Valley on the way too.
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Feb 10th, 2019, 06:00 AM
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I just noticed that your trip is just "a few days" and the plan is Denver to GC via UT (Moab, I assume). If this is the case, you will be spending much of your time in the car with little time to enjoy your stops and that is assuming you only travel one way.
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