Welcome to Ridgway Colorado

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Welcome to Ridgway, Colorado ~ gateway to the San Juan Mountains and an undiscovered gem of southwestern Colorado.
  • Outdoor adventure abounds in Ridgway
  • Ranch history is a part of Ridgway
  • Outdoor concert in Ridgway Colorado
  • Ridgway is a foodie town
  • Outdoor adventure abounds in Ridgway
  • Ranch history is a part of Ridgway
  • Outdoor concert in Ridgway Colorado
  • Ridgway is a foodie town
Whether you’re looking for adventure and excitement or the serenity of pristine alpine beauty, once you get to Ridgway you’ll want to stay awhile! Our small town hospitality is a blend of the spirit of the Old West, healthy lifestyles and laid-back, friendly folks.

  • 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.

    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.

  • While summer is a popular time to visit Ridgway, most activities are also offered throughout the fall, winter and spring. The Ridgway area has world-class biking, hiking, fishing and other outdoor recreation options all year round, plus snow sports for several months. Our lively music and theater scene provides weekly afternoon and evening entertainment and classes. While history museum hours are limited from fall to spring, they are open by appointment, plus several picturesque historic sites are accessible all year. If you enjoy a dip in the springs, a massage or other spa services, they can be even more comforting when the air is crisp outside and landscapes are covered in snow or colored brightly by fall leaves and spring blossoms. And don’t forget about our restaurants, every season you can enjoy diverse menus with fresh, locally sourced ingredients and creative dishes.

  • The Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce promotes business and community development in the Town of Ridgway and the surrounding area. The chamber operates the Visitors Center, which is open from May 1 through October 1 and is located at 150 Racecourse Road, Ridgway, Colorado 81432 (across from Citizens Bank off of HWY 62).

September 2019 Member of the Month: Ridgway Adventure Sports

September 2019 Member of the Month: Ridgway Adventure Sports

In an ongoing effort to promote and get to know our local businesses, the Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to introduce our September 2019 RACC Member of the Month:

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RIdgway Colorado Visitor Guide

Get The Official Guide To Ridgway

Find out why Ridgway is the perfect town where you can enjoy and explore a broad spectrum of outdoor activities and year-round cultural events. This 68-page, full-color guide gives you all the details you need to know to create the vacation of your dreams or plan your move to the home you always wanted. From the event calendar and maps to the business and lodging listings, this handy guide is your bible for your stay here in Ridgway.
 

They say a picture is worth a thousand words...

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.

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We can’t think of a better way to spend a fall evening then cruising downtown Ridgway to check out shops and galleries, grab some food or catch a show. #ridgway #creativedistrict #visitcolorado
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Just a couple weeks ago the wildflowers were in full bloom. We’re just starting to feel the signs of fall which means the next color show is about to start 🍂☀️ #ridgwaycolorado #mountainlife #mountainphotography #visitcolorado
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The Ouray County Labor Day Rodeo is a formidable event in Ridgway and a big part of our culture and history. Now in its 102nd year, we can’t wait to watch the parade and rodeo September 1-2. Photo by LoneCone Photography #ridgway #rodeo #coloradoculture
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Join us every Friday from 10am-3pm in Hartwell Park for the Ridgway Farmers Market. Vendors sell local fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, baked goods along with artisan crafts and more. What a great way to support our community! Photo by @roam.forever #farmersmarket #shoplocal #coloradogrown #ridgwaycolorado

Visitors Center & Ridgway Area Chamber

The Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce promotes business and community development in the Town of Ridgway and the surrounding area. The chamber operates the Visitors Center, which is open from May 1 through October 1 and is located at 150 Racecourse Road, Ridgway, Colorado 81432 (across from Citizens Bank off of HWY 62).

P.O. Box 544
Ridgway, Colorado 81432

800.220.4959
970.626.5181
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See you in Ridgway

Adventure, night life and all around easy living await you in Ridgway Colorado, gateway to the San Juan Mountains.

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