Welcome to Ridgway, Colorado!
OUR COMMUNITY VISION
Ridgway, Colorado is a welcoming, community-minded rural town situated in a beautiful mountain valley. We support learning, creativity and culture. We share a deep connection to the outdoors. We are committed to being economically sustainable and ecologically responsible.
Ridgway is nestled in the picturesque Uncompaghre Valley and surrounded by the majestic snow capped peaks of the Cimarrons and San Juans, some of the most photographed mountains in the world. The town is located at the northern entrance of the San Juan Scenic and Historic Byway, one of America’s most spectacular highways. With nearly 300 glorious days of sunshine, it is the perfect town to enjoy and explore a broad spectrum of outdoor activities and year-round cultural events.
A quiet western town with charismatic energy – Ridgway is a way of life. The town was founded in 1890 as the headquarters of the world famous Rio Grande Southern narrow gauge railroad serving the area’s rich silver and gold mines, ranches and farms. Today the railroad is gone, but its memories remain at the acclaimed Ridgway Railroad Museum. The ranches still dot the valley, preserving open space so special to the area. There is also an amazing wildlife presence throughout the region. Most famous are the bald eagles which nest in the cottonwoods along the Uncompaghre River.
Ridgway, as a designated Creative Arts District, is also known for it’s vigorous arts community. The town boasts a new concert stage in Hartwell Park which is home to the summer outdoor Concert Series. In addition, the newly restored Sherbino Theater offers music, movies and much more. Several studios, galleries, and sculptures are here to discover. Dozens of one of a kind, family-owned shops and several award-winning restaurants plus a local brewery and a distillery make this an exciting place to settle in and spend some time.
2015 Kari Wage Golf Scramble
Mark your calendar for September 12th!
The 2015 Kari Wage Golf Scramble Benefiting the Ridgway Chamber: This year we are upping the fun meter and offering our hole sponsors extended reach and client exposure. For more information about the whole event, CLICK HERE »
31st annual Ridgway Rendezvous Art & Craft Festival
August 8 9am – 5 pm August 9 10am – 5 pm in Ridgway’s Town Park: Featuring 140+ artisans and local craftsmen, food vendors, local brews and wine, live music and children’s activities. For more information go to weehawkenarts.org.
New In Town! 4 Corners Film Office
4 Corners serves as a liaison between local communities and visiting film, television and digital production companies working in SW Colorado. Check them out at www.4cornersfilmoffice.org
Ridgway 2015 Summer of Music Dates
July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.
5 days of great music, community gathering, local food and family fun. Stay tuned for the musical line-up.
Ridgway is Rodeo!
The Ouray County Fairgrounds will once again host the 2015 event September 5-7. CLICK HERE for more information and a schedule of this great local event.
Sneffels Fiber Festival