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Spring is Back in the San Juan Rockies!

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As the 2018-19 ski season winds down, Southwestern Colorado’s action ramps up!

This Spring promises to impress with crisp blue bird mornings and warm 50’s – 60’s afternoons to enjoy regional road trip scenic tours, bike rides in town,  perusing local shops and museums and enjoying various dining establishments.

A favorite Springtime day of activities for this time of year includes waking up to enjoy the crisp morning air with a hot drink and soaking in the 103 degrees Chipeta Resort elevated solar heated hot pool. Stop by Chipeta’s hot breakfast bar to fuel up for a full day of adventure. Then head out to Million Dollar Highway for a breathtaking snow capped mountain drive up to Silverton. The scenery throughout the Million Dollar Highway mountain pass is nothing short of awe inspiring. In Silverton enjoy perusing through shops and fun restaurants for lunch. Andy Carrie, Ouray County local resident, owner of Ouray Highland Axe Company and notoriously known “Scotsman on the Loose” takes you on a virtual tour of the Million Dollar Highway.

Ski Season Ending Activities

Telluride and Silverton keep it lively to the end, with the latter hosting the annual Clauson Classic endurance race on April 7 and the 16th Annual Brewski beer tasting, on April 13.

At Telluride, those who are feeling competitive can tap into April 7 Pond Skim & Music at Gorrono Ranch. This closing day will find DJ Soul Atomic starting the party at noon as the Pond Skim takes place adjacent to Gorrono Ranch.

Those into flaunting their skim skills should plan to register for the pond skim between 10-11am. Be sure to show up earlier, however, as the field is limited to the first 100. Gorrono closes officially at 3pm that afternoon.

Afterwards, the annual Closing Day Concert at Heritage Plaza in Mountain Village  includes live music performed by the Main Squeeze from 3:15-4:45pm.

For more details on Telluride’s Closing Day events, contact Alex Brown at (970) 728-7461 or via email at

Why Go When There’s No Snow?

When ski season ends, it’s just the beginning of Southwestern Colorado’s exciting spring and summer events calendar! Aside from an action-packed schedule that’s plush with concerts and festivals, you can also tap into the Ridgway/Ouray/Telluride area’s cool microbreweries, hot springs, great dining, historic tours, art galleries, and some of Colorado’s best outdoor adventures that include mile-after-mile of hiking trails.

Ridgway & Ouray Events

April 21: Ouray Elks East Egg Hunt (children under 12 years)

April 26-28: Weehawken Spring Dance Production “Alice In Wonderland” at the Montrose Pavilion ()

May 11: Love Your Valley Festival, Hartwell Park

May 25-Oct. 11: Ridgway Friday Farmers Market, Hartwell Park

June 8: Third Annual RATRace, Hartwell Park

June 9: Weehawken Creative Arts presents: Michael McCullough’s Annual Amateur Sculpting Contest in Ridgway

 For more events and details, visit the Ridgway, Co calendar of events and Ouray, Co calendar of events.

Telluride Events

Always count on trendy Telluride to deliver a full slate of entertainment.

April 4: An Evening with the Tim O’Brien Band

April 5: Koto Street Dance–Town of Telluride

April 7: Closing Day Pond Skim & Dance Party at Gorrono Ranch

May 23: Gondola Opens For Summer Season

May 24-27: Telluride Mountainfilm Festival

May 31-June 2: Telluride Balloon Festival

Ongoing: First Thursday Art Walk

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