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Five Must Haves to Drive The Million Dollar Highway Any Time of Year

Driving the Scenic Highways of Southwest Colorado is not as scary as you think. The 76 miles of US Highway 550 between Durango and Ouray, Colorado, often referred to as the Million Dollar Highway, is a combination of three (3) mountain passes across some of the most breathtaking scenery the country has to offer. One …

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Natural Hot Springs in Southwest Colorado

Revered throughout history for their soothing powers, hot springs have been popular and sought out all over the world. Europe and Asia created huge bath houses dedicated to the therapeutic effects of natural spring water, and legend states the Native American people of North and South America have always deemed the land surrounding hot springs …

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Ouray & Ridgway Colorado were home to the first “True Grit”

A list of things to do in Ouray Colorado is not complete without finding a few movie locations.  Many westerns were filmed in and around Ouray County including the original production of “True Grit” staring John Wayne, Kim Darby and Glen Campbell.   John Wayne won the Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Rooster …

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Colorado Hot Springs Lodge – Saving Some Green by Being Green!

Every month, we track our natural gas usage in our facility. Rich does a meticulous job of highlighting our natural gas usage every month. Let me share some examples of the impact we have seen since taking over our little hot springs property in Ouray, Colorado. We used a total of 355 Therms (a Therm …

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