Start at the corner of Ouray County Road (CR) 1 and go east on Ponderosa Drive to enjoy lots of downhills on the rolling paved road. The road curves north and turns west onto CR 1A, a quiet dirt road halfway through the loop (or the upside of the U). When 1A meets CR1 again, you can take the final leg of the route on flat pavement back to the intersection at Ponderosa Drive. Alternatively, to avoid the faster traffic on CR1, turn around and retrace your route on the dirt and paved portions of Ponderosa.
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), will reopen from Memorial Day weekend through the end of September. Hours of operation are Thursday - Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
P.O. Box 544
Ridgway, Colorado 81432