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Ridgway is a small, inviting community waiting to be discovered. You'll love it!

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Grab your guide to Ridgway

Welcome to adventure!

The Ridgway Visitors Guide comes in two formats; an online flipbook for easy browsing and a downloadable PDF. Chocked full of information, the visitors guide is a great resource for learning about Ridgway.

We highly recommend you flip through our Visitor's Guide at the link above before you arrive in Ridgway to check out all that our area has to offer. You'll see that you can enjoy a plethora of outdoor recreation and your usual vacation activities, as well as explore and discover new interests and experiences.

Southwest Colorado has a dry climate. Drink plenty of fluids to maintain hydration. More than Ridgway’s spectacular scenic beauty will take your breath away… Ridgway’s elevation is 6,985 feet.

Elevation 6,985

  • Give your body time to adjust.
  • If possible, stay down in the valley, around town, on your first day.
  • Avoid strenuous exercise the first day of your vacation.
  • Drink plenty of water!
  • Limit alcohol, caffeine and tobacco use.
  • Work your way up to higher altitudes.
  • Pursue your sightseeing and adventure plans by gradually going up to a little higher altitude each day.
  • There’s much to explore at lower elevations, too.
  • Be prepared for afternoon showers in the high country.
  • Wide temperature swings and rapidly changing weather are common from lower to higher elevations.
  • Learn to recognize the symptoms of hypothermia.
  • Adequate clothing is a must.
  • Wear layers and a hat.
  • Remember your sunscreen (you're closer to the sun in thinner air that's easier for UV rays to penetrate).