Outdoor Adventure

Intense landscapes, rare water resources and crisp, clear air – Ridgway, Colorado has the elements to create great adventures and amazing true stories.

RIGS Adventure Co Rafting Guides

Rafting, Boating, Fishing

Colorado is a top destination for river sports enthusiasts – many families move here just to be close to the amazing mountain streams, rivers and lakes. Ridgway is no exception with the scenice Uncompahgre River that winds through the town. So close to the high mountain headwaters, this section of the river is still fairly narrow and shallow for most of the year, but there's still many opportunities to enjoy the water and river trails. For a few weeks in early summer, rafting and kayaking are popular here, and other times of year the river trails and parks are the main focus.

While the high mineral content in the Uncompahgre River means fishing is not a big activity in the town, the minerals settle out downstream and fishing below the Ridgway Reservoir dam is gold-medal – some of the best in the world. The Ridgway Reservoir itself is a great place to fish as well as boat, paddle board and swim. With the nearest entrance of Ridgway State Park just five minutes from town, it's easy to take a pinic lunch at the reservoir, a few hours of relaxation, or a full day of fun.

Don't own your own boating or fishing gear? Plenty of shops in our area offer a wide range of recreational gear for rental and sale. You can get your whole outfit as well as equipment in Ridgway, and while you're at the store, be sure to ask the staff for their advice on the best spots and tips for a great time out on the water! Our town and its businesses are filled with outdoor guides, professional athletes and people who have accomplished amazing adventures.

Photo credit: RIGS Adventure Co.

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Visitors Center & Ridgway Area Chamber

The Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce is organized to achieve the objectives of promoting 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.

150 Racecourse Road
Ridgway, Colorado 81432

800.220.4959
- 970.626.5181
raccadmin@ridgwaycolorado.com

Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce.
Managed by Peak Media Company LLC

Visitors Center and Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce

The Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce is organized to achieve the objectives of promoting business and community growth and development in the Town of Ridgway and the surrounding area.

150 Racecourse Road
Ridgway, Colorado 81432

800.220.4959
970.626.5181
raccadmin@ridgwaycolorado.com

Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce. Managed by Peak Media Company LLC

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Extra Info

How about yak meat for a meal? Little Ridgway is home to three yak farms! Not only do they sell their products directly to consumers, but they are served on local restaurant and school menus.

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  • Elevation: 6.985'
  • Population: 932 (2013)
  • Sunshine: 300 days / year
  • Summer Temps: 82º / 55º F
  • Winter Temps: 45º / 6º F


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