The heart of the San Juans.

Ridgway enjoys a long history as a community in the heart of the San Juan Mountains. The Ute Indians, Miners, the Railroad, Ranching, Outdoor Enthusiasts, and Artists have all helped shape Ridgway over the past century.

Surrounded by several stunning mountain ranges, and located in a beautiful valley is definitely one of the obvious reasons the community continues to grow.  Recreation of every sort is right out the back door; biking, hiking, skiing, climbing, cross-country skiing, boating, jeeping.

The arts thrive in this small town. So much so, Ridgway has the distinction of being a Colorado Creative District. Add some FREE Live Music every Thursday in July and you enjoy a perfect community recipe.

Speaking of recipes…. Ridgway has a new distinction of being recognized as the tiniest Foodie destination/ town in Colorado.  An overview of restaurants can be viewed here

Community Resources:

Ridgway Chamber of Commerce

Ridgway Library

Town of Ridgway

Ridgway Railroad Museum

Ridgway Schools

Ridgway State Park

Ridgway Area Trails (RAT Trails)


Town of Ridgway

Ouray County