A small town tucked into the Uncompahgre Valley at 6,985 feet, Ridgway is a hub for outdoor adventure, arts, culture and healthy pursuits. From our quaint western downtown to the mountains surrounding us, good times abound. No matter what the season, you can find pure enjoyment outdoors and inside.
Ridgway is situated along the state’s most scenic byways and is part of two special travel routes: the Hot Springs Loop and the Creative Corridor. Whether visiting with your family, as a couple or on your own, you can find relaxation, rejuvenation, inspiration and motivation. Walk, hike, climb, bike or drive through our spectacular landscapes.
Discover your perfect travel itinerary by downloading the free Visitor’s Guide below, checking out our local businesses or learning more about things to do in the area. If you can plan your Ridgway vacation around our various year-round events.
The Ridgway Visitor Center (150 Racecourse Rd.) is open from Memorial Day Weekend to end of September. Hours of operation are Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Ridgway Visitor Guide is always available for free outside the center.
While summer is a popular time to visit, the Ridgway area has world-class outdoor recreation options all year round. 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.
Ridgway is packed full of things to do, sites to see and places to visit. We've put together a series of itineraries to help give you an idea of how best to navigate through all of the opportunities to explore Ridgway and the Southwest of Colorado.
Find out why Ridgway is the perfect town where you can enjoy and explore a wide range of outdoor activities and year-round events. This 48-page, full-color guide gives you all the details you need to know. From the event calendar and maps to the business and lodging listings.
Montrose Regional Airport, the closest local airport, also happens to be the largest in southwestern Colorado. The airports in Grand Junction, Telluride, Durango and Gunnison are also easily accessible. Out-of-state guests often fly into Denver International Airport and then drive or take a shuttle to Ouray County, taking advantage of other Colorado attractions on the way here; the ever-changing scenery alone makes the drive well worth it.
In the wintertime, be sure to check local road reports and be prepared for inclement weather. Visit the Colorado Department of Transportation travel website for the most up-to-date travel reports at cotrip.org or call 511 or 1-877-315-7623.
Automobile rental agencies and local shuttle services have offices at all of the regional airports. Contact the airport for their listings. Western Slope Rides and Telluride Express shuttle services offer local and regional transportation, while bus services like Greyhound and Road Runner Stage Lines provide rides to more distant destinations.
Montrose: 30 minutes
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), The visitor center is closed as of October 1st and will reopen Memorial Day weekend.
P.O. Box 544
Ridgway, Colorado 81432