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.
Find respite in our local hot springs and parks – under colorful skies by day and an explosion of stars at night. Feed your body and spirit with unique dining options and a wide range of cultural offerings.
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, go to the Events page to find dates and links to event information.
The Ridgway Visitor Center (150 Racecourse Rd.) is closed for the remainder of 2020 due to the impacts of COVID-19. However, we do have the 2020 Ridgway and Ouray Visitor Guide available for free outside the center, so please stop by for a copy.
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.
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.
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 currently closed until further notice due to COVID-19, 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