Ridgway Colorado Outdoor Adventure

Outdoor Adventure

Intense landscapes, rare water resources and crisp, clear air

Ridgway State Park

Paddle boarding at Ridgway State Park
Photo credit: RIGS Adventure CO

This beautiful park, created with the Ridgway Reservoir at its heart, offers breathtaking scenery, three campgrounds with modern amenities, three cozy yurts for overnight stays, playgrounds, and group event facilities. Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy the many hiking and biking trails along with birding and wildlife viewing opportunities. The park is a favorite for fishing, boating, kayaking, windsurfing, standup paddle boarding, picnicking, and swimming.

Dogs are welcome in the park, as long as they stay with their owners at all times. Even two rental yurts are pet-friendly.

Education programs for the public begin on Memorial Day weekend and go throughout the summer each year. Program dates and times can be found on the park's Facebook page.

Undoubtedly one of the nicest state parks in Colorado if not the entire US. Incredible park staff, too. Beautiful and well maintained park thanks to the hard working and dedicated professionals at Ridgway State Park. You won't be disappointed if you visit.
DM Carnahan

The Park Visitor Center has many items that it lends for free to make trips more fun: fishing poles and tackle; life jackets; and "Family Activity Backpacks" fully equipped with journals, binoculars, magnifiers, guidebooks and magnifying bug boxes, along with suggested activities and fun facts sheets. If interested in borrowing any of these items, contact a ranger or inquire at the Visitor Center.


  • Season: Spring thru Fall
  • Elevation: 7,000 feet
  • Camping: Tent & RV
  • Extraordinary Views

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More things to do in Ridgway...

  • 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 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

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