As a community, we are all coping with rapidly changing information around the COVID-19 pandemic. We will continue to update information as it becomes available.
Ridgway businesses and surrounding outdoor recreation opportunities are open. However, visitors are strongly urged to adhere to state, county and town guidelines to keep our community safe.
Ouray County is still observing Public Health Order 10 - upholding Executive Order 2020 138 Ordering Individuals in Colorado to wear Non-Medical Face Coverings, and requiring all persons to wear a Face Covering while waiting in line to enter any Public Indoor Space or when congregating outside of any Public Indoor Space.
Additional details about the changes to the Ouray County Safer at Home requirements, testing, vaccinations, and other updates are provided on the Ouray County website: ouraycountyco.gov as well as Ouray County Public Health Facebook page: Facebook.com/OurayCountyPublicHealthAgency.
Please utilize the Ouray County COVID-19 Hotline with questions: 970-626-5484
As of June 5, 2020, the State of Colorado entered the “Safer at Home in the Vast, Great Outdoors” phase. The latest order from Governor Jared Polis, continues to have individual restrictions in place concerning limitations on activities, travel, and public gatherings. Workplace restrictions remain necessary to implement standard social distancing requirements, cleaning standards, and other items necessary to reduce the possibility of disease spread. Certain businesses and activities require specific guidance based on their business practices, and those can be viewed in the order at the link above. For more information: CDPHE Safter at Home in the Vast, Great Outdoors
Travel for outdoor recreation within the state of Colorado and outside of your community is allowed if individuals can:
Stay home if you are sick
As of March 9, 2021, food and drink establishments in Ouray County are able to operate with limited dine-in and outside seating. Please contact businesses directly for more details. Bars, breweries, taverns, and distilleries remain closed to ingress, egress, use, and occupancy by members of the public.
As of March 9, 2021, businesses and organizations can oeprate if they can meet the guidelines outlined in the state and county public health order.s Playgrounds, gyms, recreation centers, hot springs, and pools can open with adapted requirements outlined in the orders. As we continue to reopen, please contact the business or organization directly for more information.
Some events are cancelled or postponed, many have gone online, and others are planning to move forward. Please review our Upcoming Events page for more information.
The Ridgway Visitor Center is closed for the season, and all True Grit Walking Tours are canceled due to the impacts of COVID-19. Plans will be announced for the 2021 summer season when they are determined.
The 2021 Ridgway Visitor's Guide is available outside the Visitor Center building in a free dispenser or you can receive a digital copy by going here. Also available outside the Visitor Center: other travel planning resources, picnic tables and free wifi.
The Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce promotes business and community development in the Town of Ridgway and the surrounding area. The Ridgway Visitor Center, located at 150 Racecourse Road, Ridgway, Colorado 81432 (across from Citizens Bank off of HWY 62), will reopen from Memorial Day weekend through the end of September. Hours of operation are Thursday - Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
P.O. Box 544
Ridgway, Colorado 81432