Ridgway Colorado Outdoor Adventure

Outdoor Adventure

Intense landscapes, rare water resources and crisp, clear air

Black Canyon

“No other canyon in North America combines the depth, narrowness, sheerness, and somber countenance of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison,” Wallace Hansen wrote after studying the geology of the region for several years. Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is only 40 miles from Ridgway via Highway 550 north to Montrose, then Highway 50 east. Plan to spend time visiting the Ute Indian Museum in Montrose along your way.

Take Highway 550 north to Montrose, then go east on Highway 50 to Colorado 347. This takes you into the park. Start your exploration at the Visitors Center. It provides excellent information about the park, as well as maps for driving and hiking. The canyon has an excellent range of hiking trails, and is even open in the winter for cross country skiing. Be sure to check out the star viewing nights with the Black Canyon Astronomy Society, too. For more information, visit Black Canyon web pages of the National Park Service.

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  • Photography all year round!
  • Fishing in lakes & rivers
  • Rafting & Kayaking
  • Fly Fishing
  • Playing in the river at Rollans Park
  • Windsurfing & Sailing
  • Windsurfing & Sailing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Camping & Backpacking
  • Scenic Drives
  • Motorcycle Touring
  • Skateboarding
  • Hunting
  • Wildlife viewing & Birding
  • Sledding & Snowmobiling
  • Skiing and Snowboarding
  • XCountry Skiing & Snowshoeing

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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