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Parks & nature in Ouray County

Ski Chairlift
“Ride the free gondola all the way to Mountain Village, and if you're thirsty grab a drink at Allred's on your way over.”
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Park
“Ridgway Park is among the most beautiful parks in the state. Ridgway Reservoir offers boating of all kinds, sailing, swimming and prime fishing. ​”
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Campground
“Wonderful healing waters. Quiet, serene, mindful setting with outdoor natural spring hot pools, high in Minerals and Lithium. Restore your body after an epic day of skiing, hiking, biking or festival going. ”
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Park
“If there's a music festival, it's probably taking place in Telluride's Town Park. Town Park is also a great spot to watch local recreation league sports, swim at the outdoor public pool, play horseshoes, volleyball or let the small kids play at the Imagination Station. During winter you can rent ice skates and sleds at the Telluride Nordic Center which is also located at the park. ”
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Park
“Amazing canyon and waterfall through Box Canyon. It becomes the Ice Park in winter for ice climbing, the venue for several international events. Trailhead to Perimeter Trail that circles the Town of Ouray, for stunning views of town and Cascade Falls, and another loop trail along the Ice Park Loop Trail.”
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Park
“This is a beautiful place to stretch your legs especially if you choose to walk the beautiful, paved river trail from town (at the end of Railroad St) out to the park. This is just under a mile walk one-way, otherwise you can drive there from highway 550 north of town to Riversage Dr. There are hiking trails laced through the adjacent sagebrush hills across the road from the eagle statue culminating in incredible views from the top of Boot Hill. Dennis was a famous actor (Gunsmoke) and longtime Ridgway resident who generously donated the land for the park to the town.”
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Other Great Outdoors
“Do a guided trip along the Via Ferrata traverse. If you can handle heights or want to get over your fear of heights this is the trek for you”
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Park
“A great place for children to play and for adults to picture scenes from John Wayne's movie True Grit. Concerts in the park in July, and a farmers market every Friday during the summer and fall months.”
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Lake
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Park
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Park
“Home of the Fred Shellman stage (Bluegrass, Blues & Brews, Shakespeare in the Park), ball fields, basketball court, campground and the Hanley Ice Rink. An iconic scene that shouldn't be missed as when you're standing in Town Park you're literally surrounded by thirteen thousand foot peaks!”
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Park
“Ouray Ice Park hosts the annual Ouray Ice Festival in early January. This is a world-class ice festival with participants and spectators from around the globe.”
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Park
“Telluride Town Park is host to the Bluegrass Festival, The Ride Festival, The Telluride Jazz Festival, Fourth of July Fireworks, Cross Country Skiing, Indoor Ice Skating Rink(Winter)”
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Campground
“Each September this iconic Telluride Blues Music and Brew Festival takes place in the Telluride Town Park”
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Mountain
“In addition to Jeep tours in the summer season, this 70-year-old company offer snow-cat skiing in the winter”
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Trail
“A local loop favorite! 3 to 4 miles. Switch backs up the sunny side of the valley. BEST views of town below and lovely meadows near the top to take breaks in and take it all in. If you are a moderate hiker, this trail will take 1 to 2 hours top to bottom. I recommend starting on the Cornet Creek side and ending on the Tomboy Road side. ”
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