Ouray, Colorado

   
   
Upon arriving in town, the Wright Opera House appears on the left side of the street.

   
   
A view from the sidewalk looking over to the Beaumont Hotel.

   
   
The BPOE Building in Downtown Ouray.

     
     
Looking north.

     
     
The Beaumont Hotel.
 
Completed on 15 December 1886 at a cost of $75,000.

The Beaumont was one of the first hotels in the country to be wired for alternating current electricity. It boasted guests such as Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Herbert Hoover.

 

     
     
The Beaumont Hotel was the focal point of the July 4th parade.

This photo taken on July 4th, 2012.

     
     
Looking north on the parade route.

 
 
Looking south on the parade route.

Let the parade begin.

 
 
Ouray Fire Department
     
     
Another fire truck followed by some classic automobiles.

     
     
 
     
     
 

     
     
 

     
     
 
     
     
 A couple had their wedding in the mountains so they dressed up and entered the parade.
     
     
 

     
     
Fedel Family Floats
     
     
Ouray Alchemist

     
     
Ouray County Republicans.

     
     
Horses

     
     
Dogs

     
     
Old fire truck

     
     
 

     
     
Fishing and rafting guide

     
     
Park Ranger

     
     
More people showing up.

     
     
Some onlookers with a nice, window view.

     
     
Parade resumes...

     
     
Camel in Ouray?
     
     
Decorated jeeps

     
     
 

     
     
 

     
     
More classic autos

     
     
 

     
     
 
     
     
Fire Sprinkler Company
     
     
 
     
     
 
     
     
 
     
     
Ouray County Democrats

     
     
Another Ouray Fire Department fire truck

     
     
 

     
     
 

     
     
 

     
     
W.I.S.E. - Women In Support of Education

     
     




 

     
     
A jeep representing the Ouray County Museum.

     
     
 

     
     
Mountain Search and Rescue

     
     
 

     
     
Ambulances

     
     
 

     
     
 

     
     
Solar-powered car project

     
     
One of the many tour groups in Ouray

     
     
 

     
     
 

     
     
 

     
     
 

     
     
 

     
     
A recently married couple.

     
     
A group that holds local ghost tours.

     
     
 

     
     
Ouray Fire Department - Small vehicle used to reaching hard-to-reach fires on the mountainside.

     
     
 

     
     
Ouray Police

     
     
That's the end of the July 4th parade in Ouray.

     
     
Now onto the water fights.

     
     
 

     
     
 

     
     
Somehow this tradition got started a long time ago.  Apparently you have two pairs of individuals trying to knock down the other pair.

     
     
After enjoying the July 4th festivities in Ouray, I stopped by and visited with two new friends that I initially met on their radio show.  Eric and Ethan gave me a tour of the studio and Eric even interviewed me live on-air.  It was great to see the people behind the voices and to meet with them in person.

I have been listening to the station online through their website and through Tune-In Radio.  I listen at home and at work.  On this trip, I was able to listen to them on the car radio.

After I left Ouray, I was able to pickup their station intermittently as I drive into Gunnison National Park. 

     
     
Matter of fact, I have them on right now.

     
     
     
 

Links

  Ouray Visitor Guide  
  Ouray Webcam  
  MountainChill.com  
  Mountain Chill's Facebook Page  
     
 

One video review is available

     
     

Ouray, Colorado

 
     
     
   

 

 

This page was last enhanced on Saturday, July 28, 2012