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Air quality in Ouray

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Air quality in Ouray

We were planning to be in Durango next week but this will need to change. Trying to decide between Ouray area or Colorado Springs area. How is the air quality in Ouray? Any impact from the fire? We have 4 kids ages 12 to 20. All in good health and looking for outdoor activities.


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1. Re: Air quality in Ouray

I would imagine that it changes from day to day depending on which way the wind blows. We had smoke here on Saturday and I live 350 miles away. This morning I see it to the southwest.

One of the Denver news stations showed a Ouray webcam on Saturday and the smoke was bad. It gets trapped in the valley. The webcams look pretty good today https:/…ouray-webcams

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2. Re: Air quality in Ouray

There have been a number of fires that have popped up this weekend so the smoke has been swirling around the mountains - not sure where it is all coming from. A fire along I-70 west of Rifle closed the hwys there going westbound for a while. There's also a fire in Eagle county now. And there was also a fire near Canon City.


You can check for air quality online at https:/…colorado_summary.aspx

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