Ridgway Travel Guide

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Ridgway Things to Do

  • Ridgway

    Ridgway is a very pretty and interesting town of under 1000 (up 31% since 2000) located along US Highway 550 not far from Ouray in Ouray County in Southeast Colorado. Ridgway has a very interesting history as a railroad town tied to the mining towns of Ouray and Telluride, as a paradise for outdoorsmen and as a file location. Ridgway was...

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  • Camping at Blue Lakes Trailhead

    Blue Lakes Trailhead is 10 miles in off the highway and you cross some private land but don't be put off by the No Trespassing Signs, just keep going. You end up behind the Double RL Ranch and at the edge of the local wilderness. After a wet June, early July there was lush and beautiful. Cow parsnips, geranium, violets and roses under dense, sweet...

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  • Hunting

    Hunting season is a big thing here. Larry gave me the chance to come along with him. I must say you need a lot of patience walking through the deep snow or waiting for hours for some movement. Most of the time you just enjoy the beautiful landscape and you return without hunting success - the only thing you shot are pics. But because of the rich...

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  • deer watching

    On our way to do skiing we met plenty of deer that werent that shy at all. But wait for hunting season.....

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  • Horse Riding

    To complete the cowboy-feeling in the wild west I just had to do some horse riding. I really loved speedying with the horse since they get into this smooth rythm on high speed. But one thing horses dont think of when walking under a tree is that there is someone taller sitting on the back ;-)Horses are especially good for the paths in deep snow...

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  • Trekking around Mt.Sneffels

    Mt.Sneffels is highest peak around the Dallas Devide with 14150 feet. It is such a beautiful landscape with mountain lakes you should not miss it! It is best to reach from the Ouray side. For the most pittoresque mountain lakes you have to cross the Blue Lkes Pass (13.000ft).

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  • Watch a RODEO!

    What else but a Rodeo is missing for the real wild west feeling? Of course they have that too. The complete town was up for that. The funniest thing was the sheep rodeo for the small kids though! These little cowboys and cowgirls were put on sheeps and Yiiiiiiihaaaaaaaaa!They grab the fur to stay on the sheep as long as possible while the sheep...

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  • Telluride

    I Tell-u-ride away: this is a great mountain hideaway and a fantastic ski resort for nordic, alpine and telemark skiing in winter!

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  • Ouray - the Switzerland of America

    Ouray was named one of the most pittoresque cities by the Sunset Magazine, calling it the "Gem of the Rockies". Another popular comparison is the name "Switzerland of America". Ouray really offers a lot: sparkling waterfalls, soothing natural springs (especially nice during snowfall!!!!), charming victorian architecture, more than 500 miles of...

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  • Famous steam powered Silverton-Durango...

    This is a famous steam powered narrow gauge railway connecting Silverton with Durango. These 45 miles through spectacular canyons are quite popular for tourists who enjoy this historic train.Trains go from May to October, plus a special winter train in December. An advance reservation is recommended.

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  • Camping

    This wonderful countryside just calls you for camping - and what can be better than a nice fire at night and some burned marshmellows?

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  • Climbing up Courthouse Mountain

    Courthouse Mountain is a great trekking peak from where you have a nice view over the valleys and the town of Ridgeway. You can see this mountain also in John Waynes "The True Grit".

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    by goingsolo Written Apr 27, 2004

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    Named after the John Wayne movie and featuring tons of memorabilia along the walls and ceiling. The place was packed, but then again, this is a pretty small town.

    True Grit restaurant

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Ridgway Off The Beaten Path

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    A great spot to stop and contemplate. During November, especially in the middle of the week, this park is practically deserted. Except for the deer and other wildlife.

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  • Scenic Ridgway

    Ridgway state park is surrounded by striking and diverse beauty. The Sneffels Range rises to the park's south while the Cimmaron range looms in the distance to the east. Heading west out of Ridgway, the relatively flat (especially for Colorado) Uncompahgre Plateau stretches for about 70 miles.

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  • Ridgway State park fishing

    FIshing is one of the main attractions here. Some of the best trout fising is found within this park. These wooden bridges lead to fishing spots along the river .

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