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Going to Ouray in August

June 17 2008 at 8:18 AM
amy  (Login amy_r)
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We stumbled upon Ouray by accident. We (husband, myself, and son) went on vacation to Colorado in August of 2005. Husband and I went to boulder in about 7 years prior, but this time we wanted something different. We decided to camp in the Mountains...but on the second morning we woke up in the pouring rain! And it kept raining. Being from the midwest we weren't familiar with mountain weather! My friend who had lived there said the western side of the rockies was a lot drier. So we headed Southwest from Buena Vista en route to Mesa Verde state park.

While en route there, we stumbled upon Ouray...

Seeing the San Juan mountains from Montrose was a wonderful...and a huge surprise. They looked forbidding, and of course we had to explore it.

Since that time, we went back to Ouray in August of 2006, and we are going back this august. We always stay at Ridgway state park.

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