Welcome To Ridgway, Colorado
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.
Planes, trains and automobiles – whichever way you decide to get here, Ridgway, Colorado is waiting with arms wide open to welcome you to our festivals, farmers markets, hiking and biking trails, museums, shopping district, rivers and streams, and more. You don't have to do it all (at least not on your first visit), but it's here when you're ready... read more about planning your trip to Ridgway
Get The Official Guide To Ridgway, Colorado
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.
The Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce is organized to achieve the objectives of promoting business and community growth and development in the Town of Ridgway and the surrounding area. Over the past several months, the Chamber has been revitalized with several new and improved programs and member benefits including the launch of this highly interactive, content-rich website.