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Orvis Hot Springs Ridgway Colorado

Why Orvis Hot Springs Doesn't Stink

 Orvis Hot Springs in Ridgway is blessed with naturally flowing lithium-based hot spring water that does not smell like sulphur. The Tabagueche Indians, led by Chief Ouray, soaked in the hot springs of the Uncompaghre river valley for its calming affects as well as medical healing for such ailments as rheumatoid arthritis. Today the soothing waters of Orvis Hot Springs are still sacred to our guests. 

There are several sources of water at Orvis Hot Springs. Each has a different mineral content, which is why the water can look and feel different from the last time you were here. You can find out more about the different minerals on the Orvis website

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Thai Paradise Ridgway Colorado
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Ridgway's Fine Foods

Ridgway has quietly been developing one of the region’s hottest food scenes. This little town of 900 residents now offers a wide range of excellent dining options that includes, gourmet European cuisine, authentic ceviche, farm fresh creations, expertly made sushi, artisan pizza and ice cream, traditional Asian cuisines, “gnarly” tacos, unique bar and grills, specialty breakfast and sandwich spots, local micro-brews and more. Multiple award winning chefs and food innovators are helping to make Ridgway one of the Western Slope’s up-and-coming foodie destinations. Many of our restaurants are sourcing local meats and vegetables and creating a burgeoning farm-to-table scene. While you are exploring Ouray County’s great outdoors, we invite you to refuel at our many delicious destinations.

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Dennis Weaver Local Hero Ridgway Colorado

Dennis Weaver: Captain Planet

A person driving a Toyota Prius through Ridgway wouldn’t garner a second glance nowadays — but when a Hollywood cowboy famous for riding his horse through the streets of New York City brought one of these full-hybrid electric vehicles to town shortly after they were released stateside in 2000, people took notice. Actor Dennis Weaver first purchased property in the town of Ridgway in 1988, wanting to escape the hustle-bustle of L.A. and find a place to grow his own food. He made the move permanent in 1990, and two years later, Weaver was living in the most luxurious Earthship house that New Mexico architect Michael Reynolds could construct, an ode to Weaver’s values of environmental sustainability.

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Ridgway Area Trails Ridgway Colorado
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New Mountain Biking Trails Open Up

The Ridgway Area Trails Group (RAT) is the Sneffels Chapter of the Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Association and is responsible for creating a multi-use trail system with diverse mountain bike terrain. Every year, RAT continues to expand these trails from lower elevations surrounding Ridgway to high alpine trails such as the Dallas Trail. More than 40 miles of single track offer some of the most beautiful scenery in the country. There is a trail for every experience level. Think Outside!

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Annual Events

Arts & Entertainment in Ridgway Colorado

Annual Events

Ridgway hosts a wide range of events through out each year

Ridgway has a unique collection of community events throughout the year. Below are some of the major annual events on the calendar in the Ridgway area, along with links to our partners for additional events and information. Looking for arts and entertainment? Check out the Alpenglow Arts Alliance for upcoming events

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Spring

June

July

August

September

Fall

  • Thursday – Sunday, October 11 – 13, 2019

    Ouray County Railroad Days
  • Friday – Sunday, October 11 – 13, 2019

    Ridgway Western Heritage Society

    Ridgway Old West Fest
  • Friday & Saturday, October 18 & 19, 2019

    Ridgway Spirit Fest
  • Saturday, October 19, 2019

    11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

    Firkin Fest West
  • October 2019 (dates not announced yet)

    Dennis Weaver Memorial Park

    "Paint in the Park" Plein Air Event
  • October 2019 – March 2020

    Open Bard Poetry Series, Sherbino Theater
  • November 2019 (dates not announced yet)

    Sherbino Theater

    Ridgway Creative District Film Festival
  • November 2019 (dates not announced yet)

    Ouray County Nonprofit Holiday Bazaar & Gift Sale
  • November 2019 (dates not announced yet)

    Santa Paws, 4H Event Center Ridgway

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Winter fishing in Ridgway Colorado
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Ridgway Fall And Winter Fishing

Visiting Ridgway in the fall and winter gives you access to great fishing with less pressure, leading to a more productive day. If you have never tried fishing during your winter vacation, we encourage you to give it a try. There's nothing quite like having the whole river to yourself on a crisp, cloudless winter day. The Uncompahgre River in the Pacochupuk section of the Ridgway State Park is one of the many great places to fish.

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2019 Career Experience Fair For Ridgway Businesses And Students

2019 Career Experience Fair For Ridgway Businesses And Students

PLEASE NOTE THE NEW DATE & TIME OF THE FAIR.

On Monday, May 13, 2019, the Ridgway Secondary School is hosting a Career Experience Fair to connect middle and high school students to nonprofit volunteer opportunities and to introduce high school students to part-time work opportunities in our community.

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Ridgway Old West Fest Plans Take Shape

Ridgway Old West Fest Plans Take Shape

Plans are well underway for the first Ridgway Old West Fest to be held October 11-13, 2019 in Ridgway, Colorado.  The festival, which will become an annual event, is intended to highlight the town's film, ranching and railroad heritage and to celebrate all things Western.

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Spring 2019 Youth Volunteer Fair

Spring 2019 Youth Volunteer Fair

Volunteer and community service are often requirements for scholarships, college entrance and other goals of students. In fact, National Honor Society members are required to volunteer 10 hours per semester. However, it can be difficult or confusing for youth to know which nonprofits need volunteers and how and when to volunteer.

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Come Out & See What's Happening on Ridgway First Fridays

Come Out & See What's Happening on Ridgway First Fridays

Deals, Demos, Art, Treats, Fun & Frolic!
Fridays: July 6, August 3, September 7
5 – 9 p.m.

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

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