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Cross-Country Skiing

With its majestic mountains, pristine snow, and abundant wildlife, Ridgway, Colorado offers some of the best cross-country skiing opportunities in the country. It's the perfect winter wonderland for cross-country skiing enthusiasts of all levels.
  • Published: Apr 3, 2023
  • By: Chamber Staff
  • Edited: Apr 13, 2023
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One popular cross-country skiing spot in Ridgway is the Ridgway State Park, which features over 10 miles of groomed trails. These trails offer a variety of terrain, from gentle slopes to challenging hills, making them suitable for skiers of all abilities. The park's trails also provide stunning views of the surrounding mountains, making it a great place to ski for both exercise and sightseeing.

Another great cross-country skiing destination is the Dallas Divide area, which offers a range of trails through snow-covered forests and mountains. Skiers can choose from a variety of trails with varying degrees of difficulty, from easy beginner trails to challenging backcountry routes. The area is also home to a wide variety of wildlife, making it a great place for nature lovers.

For those looking for a more challenging cross-country skiing experience, the Owl Creek Pass area offers plenty of opportunities to explore the backcountry. This area features a network of trails that wind through some of the most beautiful and remote parts of Ridgway, offering a true wilderness experience.

No matter where you choose to cross-country ski in Ridgway, be sure to dress warmly and bring plenty of water and snacks. And don't forget your camera, as the winter landscapes of Ridgway are truly breathtaking. 

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 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

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