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Adventures in Ridgway During the Quiet Season

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As the golden leaves flutter through the cool air and the days begin to get shorter in October, the question of “what to do” in the quiet season may arise with many of those looking to travel to Ridgway. From hot springs to hikes to horseback riding and guided fly fishing, there’s plenty of activity to stay busy (or just relax!) before the snow flies.


Horseback riding is always a fun activity the whole family can enjoy and catching the tail end of the fall colors makes it all the more exciting of an adventure! Chipeta Solar Springs offers horseback riding packages the whole family can enjoy with a gentle ride amongst the bluebird skies and snowcapped mountains. Learn More.

If reeling in that beautiful rainbow trout is on your bucket list, take your next adventure from the land to the water on a Walk-wade guided fly fishing excursion package with RIGS guide services. It is the perfect starting point for beginners or experienced anglers looking to improve their skills. The backdrop of breathtaking views will be an added bonus to that huge trout that you’ll catch! Learn more.

Almost all hiking trails are still in their prime season in October, as the views stay just as cool as the weather. Head up to Owl Creek Pass near Ridgway or venture over to Ouray or Telluride to take in the last of the fall colors on the many hiking trails accessible from all towns!

Sometimes at the end of the day, a simple, quiet and relaxing getaway from hectic everyday life is exactly what is needed – and we’ve got that too. A soak in our thermal pools, in your own private hot tub on your balcony, or at nearby Orvis Hot Springs is the perfect reset that every vacation needs. Let the soothing warm waters relax and unwind you against the cooler autumn air before you head in for a therapeutic massage at our Chipeta Spa.

The quiet season before winter arrives in the mountains is the perfect time to enjoy your mountain vacation packed with as much action or relaxation as you need! Before you book, check out our Fall Specials to get the best deals for your upcoming travels!


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