The park has seven miles of trails connecting the north and south ends of the park. In total, the park contains about three miles of universally-accessible concrete trails and 11 miles of natural surface trails. This is a multi-use trail so make sure you yield to hikers.
All three park areas (Pa-Co-Chu-Puk, Dallas Creek, and Dutch Charlie) provide some universally-accessible trails close to picnic areas and restrooms. Three of the park’s trails, including the Forest Discovery Nature Trail, are self-guided educational nature trails for visitors to learn more about the vegetation, wildlife and geology of this area.
The most popular trails include: Mear’s Bay Trail, a one-mile concrete trail with views of waterfowl and the San Juan Mountains reflected in the bay; Marmot Run Trail, a 1.8-mile universally-accessible trail running along the east shore of the Uncompahgre River and the Ridgway Reservoir; Enchanted Mesa Trail, the longest and most physically challenging trail in the park with 2.5 miles along the mesa and slopes; and Cookie Tree Trail, a steep, one-mile long trail linking the Dutch Charlie area of the park to the Dallas Creek Day Use area.
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