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Escape to Winter Adventures in Ridgway, Ouray & Montrose

Escape to Winter Adventures in Ridgway, Ouray & Montrose
3 days
Plan a multi-day trip to the Western Slope of Colorado, with stops in Montrose, Ridgway and Ouray. These three communities offered unparalleled access to mountain adventures with the ease of returning back to an evening of relaxation and entertainment.

Sustainability Activity

Volunteer with the Ouray County Nordic Center:

Help maintain and restore trails around Ouray with the Ouray Trail Group to preserve and ensure safe public use of the area's scenic routes.

Sustainability Activity

Insider's Tip

Buy Local: All three communities have shops owned by our talented local creatives. Save some time to stroll downtown and buy gifts for the holidays or treat yourself!
Day 1
Activity

Ute Indian Museum

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The Ute Indian Museum welcomes visitors with a stunning building and exhibition connecting the past with contemporary Ute life and culture. Exhibitions focus on the Ute peoples' history of... Read More

Lunch

The Stone House

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A great place to stop for lunch or dinner on your way to the San Juan mountains! Featuring steaks, seafood and pasta, as well as delectable soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers and desserts, or enjoy... Read More
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Snowshoe at the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

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Free snowshoe rental and guided tours are available, and portions of the park are closed to motor vehicles.
Dinner

Storm King Distilling Co.

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The love we have for premium spirits and desire to showcase the true essence of the raw materials we use comes through in our approach to developing our line of handcrafted products. Attention... Read More

Insider's Tip

DliciousFoodCo: The distillery has partnered with DliciousFoodCo to provide the most flavorful food menu on the Western Slope.
Activity

Rose Bowl

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Relax in Montrose's only entertainment center featuring bowling, indoor axe throwing, an arcade, cafe and cocktail lounge.

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Lodging

Canyon Creek Bed & Breakfast

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The Canyon Creek Bed & Breakfast is a quaint, charming house located in Historic Downtown Montrose, Colorado. This retreat is conveniently located on Main street near unique shops, great... Read More

Day 2
Breakfast

Crumb Bakery and Cafe

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Bakery, cafe and market in Ridgway. Frittatas, bagels, potato pancakes, scones, artisan breads and much more.

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Activity

Peak Mountain Guides

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Peak offers guided rock, ice, and alpine climbing and backcountry ski touring with AMGA certified guides and instructors. We are a company build around connecting clients with most talented and... Read More

Lunch

El Agave Azul

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Ridgway's go-to for service with a smile and delicious Mexican fare, like huevos rancheros, chilis rellenos and Tajín-rimmed margaritas. Read More
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Orvis Hot Springs

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Orvis Hot Springs is a clothing-optional natural hot springs resort. Our natural lithium water, never heated nor treated in any way, enhances  relaxation and rejuvenation. Ten indoor and outdoor... Read More

Dinner

Provisions at the Barbershop

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A European-style cafe specializing in simple, delicious food made with fresh ingredients sourced from local farmers when possible and distributors of gourmet products.  We offer craft cocktails,... Read More

Activity

See the Stars

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Ridgway is a Certified Dark-Sky community. Enjoy incredible views of the night sky at any of the picnic areas in Ridgway State Park while taking an evening stroll from the comfort of your accommodation.
Lodging

Double G Ranch

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On a land of magnificent 40 acres the resort houses the completely renovated main building of the ranch and the horse accommodations. Here you will find the perfect mix of adrenaline and relaxation. Read More
Day 3
Breakfast

Artisan Bakery

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Come enjoy breakfast, lunch, or just a pastry and coffee, in a cozy little restaurant on main street, Ouray CO. Located at the south side of town, right on Main Street, in the old Wright Opera... Read More

Activity

Explore a Ghost Town

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Explore Ironton ghost town on cross country skis or snowshoes. Rentals are available at Ouray Mountain Sports.
Lunch

Red Mountain Brewing

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With indoor and outdoor seating options, RMB has the space to suit your preferred dining experience. Enjoy a beer or cocktail from our bar, (which features the most impressive whiskey selection... Read More

Activity

Ouray Ice Park

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The Ouray Ice Park is an outdoor park featuring ice climbing, viewing, all for free! Several local outfitters offer lessons and guided climbs.

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Insider's Tip

Take a lesson: Take a half-day ice-climbing lesson at the Ouray Ice Park with San Juan Mountain Guides. Local's Tip: Visit the park during the weekdays to enjoy more solitude.
Dinner

Thai Chili Ouray

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Our Thai restaurant is known for its modern interpretation of classic dishes and its insistence on only using high quality fresh ingredients. Read More
Activity

Ouray Hot Springs Swimming Pool

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Nearly one million gallons of clear hot springs water, without the sulfur smell common in many hot springs. There are 3 pools ranging from 80 to 105 degree, plus lap lanes and a Wibit obstacle... Read More

Lodging

Beaumont Hotel & Spa

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The historic Beaumont Hotel & Spa is the only luxury hotel in Ouray, Colorado. Modern amenities include wireless high-speed internet & outstanding personalized service paired with... Read More