The beautiful San Juan Mountains in Southwestern Colorado are an incredible destination all year long. In about two hours' time, you can head down from Grand Junction to Ouray, Ridgway, or Telluride and spend some time skiing, hiking, swimming, rafting, or just a little peace and quiet.

Just like the Grand Mesa,  the San Juans are amazing to look at. On a clear day, you can drive over to Palisade and see them winking at you from the far-off southern horizon. I've noticed you can only see them for a couple of hours in the morning. The haze of the day just seems to erase them from the horizon in the afternoon. It's pretty cool when you drive that way and have a chance to see them.

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Escape to Ouray/Ridgway for A Weekend in Colorado's San Juan Mountains

You don't have to go full resort in Telluride to enjoy the San Juan Mountains. Today we are going to check out an Airbnb that we call the Rainbow Cabin located in a quiet neighborhood between Ouray and Ridgway, just down the road from Telluride. For the cost of a weekend at a place like Mountain Village, you could stay for a week or more at today's featured vaca rental.

What Is There To Do In Ouray or Ridgway Colorado?

Start by mountain biking through the San Juan Hut System in Ridgway, visit Orvis Hot Springs, hike the True Grit Walking Tour, or spend a few days fishing at Ridgway State Park. In Ouray, you can check out the Ouray Hot Springs, hike in Box Canyon Falls, have a round or two at Red Mountain Brewing, tour the Million Dollar Highway, or get lost all weekend in the 235-mile San Juan Skyway Scenic Byway. At the end of the day, you're pulling up to this incredibly comfortable rustic cabin and building your campfire.

Fall In Love With the San Juan Mountains at This Colorado Airbnb Rental

Fall in love with the rainbows, the mountains, the sunsets, and more as you check out the photos of this affordable listing from for $195 per night. Sold! I'm mean, booked!

Check Out This Awesome Rainbow Cabin Airbnb Near Ouray, Colorado

A long weekend of living a simple life in the San Juan Mountains could be just the escape you have been looking for. Nestled between Ouray, and Ridgway, this Airbnb rental lets you enjoy the outdoors and the mountains and is located less than two hours from Grand Junction.

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