Visit Ouray During Your Fall Road Trip

Now that the fall is here, you may be thinking about some of the activities to enjoy safely outdoors while soaking in the cooler weather and admiring the lush fall colors. The website 5280 recently shared a post talking about a few of the “Perfect Fall Road Trips” and among the ones mentioned, Ouray, Colorado…Continued

Colorado Man Achieves Incredible San Juan Mountains Feat

The San Juan Mountains are a rugged mountain range found in the southwestern area of Colorado, known for being highly mineralized. The range was highly active during the age of gold and silver mining, with numerous camps and long since abandoned ghost towns, remnants of which are still visible today. Besides off-roading, the mountains are…Continued

Animas Forks Provides a Glimpse into the Past

Among the many notable sights found in the San Juan Mountains and beyond Ouray are the remnants of the once-thriving Colorado ghost towns. Such ghost towns were at one point in history rife with miners looking to try their hand at achieving fame and wealth while digging for the elusive gold. Following the collapse of…Continued

Animas Forks

Among the many fascinating things to do in Ouray, Colorado, there is Animas Forks. Originally called Three Forks of the Animas, the first cabins were built there dating back to 1873. The town is located high in the San Juan Mountains. In 1876 Animas was a mining community. The small community was home to about…Continued

Activities to Experience Close to Alpenglow

During your stay at Alpenglow, you’re likely going to want to do some sightseeing while social distancing. Thankfully Ouray and its surrounding area are practically bursting at the seams with places to explore, provided they are open of course. We are going to start with the historic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway. If you’ve…Continued

Experience the Great Outdoors in Ouray

Just minutes away from Alpenglow Vacation Rentals is Ridgway State Park. Welcoming those far and near, the state park offers countless activities for you and your family! The scenic atmosphere and magnificent wildlife make for the perfect getaway. The extensive terrain allows for activities such as boating, water skiing, fishing, bird calling, rock climbing, and other memorable…Continued

The Woodinville Weekly Singles Out Ouray

The community newspaper known as The Woodinville Weekly has been covering the city of Woodinville, Washington since the early 1990s and it has a circulation of more than 25,000. While its topics usually center around the city, it recently talked about “a slice of Switzerland”, referring to none other than Ouray, Colorado. The article goes…Continued

Enjoy the Hot Springs of Ouray Once Again

A couple of Colorado’s hot springs have started reopening after being closed because of the pandemic, though the experience of a hot spring soak may be a little different than past experiences. Let’s take a brief look at a few of the hot springs and/or resorts already welcoming guests back for a refreshing dip in…Continued

Ouray Is Getting a Taste of Europe

As Ouray continues to adapt, some recent changes approved by the Ouray City Council are going to take the country’s “Switzerland of America” into something resembling a Europe-like experience, at least temporarily. After holding a meeting earlier this month, Ouray’s business district is going to look a lot livelier. A recent ordinance has paved the…Continued

What to Know About Staying in Ouray

At Alpenglow, we’re excited to have you stay in one of our vacation rentals. However, we’re also very well aware of the factors that are affecting travel. If you’re thinking about staying at our sister site Twin Peaks Lodge & Hot Springs, some new policies have gone into effect addressing COVID-19 that you may wish…Continued