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Ouray County Health Department has recently voted to re-open Ouray County resorts and lodging accommodations at 50% occupancy, as of May 15, 2020. As of June 1, 2020 resorts and lodging accommodations will be allowed to welcome guests at 100% occupancy. We are excited to re-open Chipeta Resort on May 22, 2020 and we look forward to welcoming guests with social distancing and a comprehensive housekeeping plan.

Springtime Melt-off is Filling Up the Waterways
With the days getting longer and the temperatures rising it is such a wonderful time to get out and explore the San Juan’s. The mountain melt-off has begun with regional lakes, reservoirs and rivers filling up. The Ridgway Reservoir was recently stocked with Rainbow Trout and Kokenee Salmon and boats are cascading across the water with family’s enjoying themselves.

River Rafting and Guided Fishing

RIGS Guided Fishing and Rafting 

Explore the best of the Western Slope of Colorado and the beauty of the San Juan Skyway, Cimarron River, Ouray Country’s High Creeks & Lakes and Black Canyon & Gunnison Gorge Wilderness with RIGS Adventure CO. RIGS is centrally located just down the street from Chipeta Resort and base camp for your family adventures with their access to incredible San Juan Mountains and the Cimarron Range!

Whether your fly fishing for trout in the Gunnison Gorge during “The Stone Fly Hatch,” Paddle Boarding on the serene Reservoir with the mountains in the background or discovering rafting through the eyes of a six-year-old, RIGS fishing guide service provides a great experience and love of the outdoors to make your trip a picture perfect memory. Family Activities abound near Ridgway, Colorado. Check out Chipeta’s Guided Fishing packages

Top Spring Recreation

Ridgway, Colorado is perfect for biking and hiking along the Uncompahgre Bike path that’s almost at the doorstep of our Southwestern Colorado boutique lodge.

It’s a beginner ride to the park followed by a moderate return since that route is uphill and at altitude and follows the Uncompahgre River.  We offer guests use of our cruiser bicycles on a complimentary basis for accessing trail systems that roll through Ridgway Town Park.

For a more competitive outdoor activity try mountain biking up the The Rat Trails, boasting a 26-mile single-track with switchback climbs and super-fast descents on a handcrafted, remarkably fun trail. Race details and registration can be round at

Rafting season begins May 15 with options right in town on the Uncompahgre, nearby on the San Miguel, and Gunnison Rivers. Rigs Rafting and Fishing Guides right in Ridgway can arrange for a river adventure to suit your needs.

Spring Flings at Chipeta Resort
Spring into savings with Chipeta vacation packages at our Colorado Resort.

Take advantage of 30 to 40 % off on all rooms . While Ridgway, Colorado never seems crowded, you’ll find even fewer visitors right now. Spring flowers greet you as you indulge in seasonal biking, picnics, rafting and many other outdoor excursion options.


Easy Air Access to a Mountain of ActivitiesIt’s never been easier getting here, with direct flights into Montrose during the winter season from major hubs all around the country, including Denver, Dallas, Phoenix, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Charlotte and Salt Lake City. For all flights over to the Colorado Flights Alliance schedule page.

Rest assured that it’s easier than ever to book winter flights to Southwest Colorado through Montrose Regional Airport (MTJ). Located only 30 miles north of Chipeta Solar Springs Resort, Montrose Airport offers winter flight schedules that include nonstop service to the Ridgway, Telluride and Ouray, Colorado region.


Want to skip the rental car? Telluride Express (970-728-6000) and Western Slope Rides (970-626-5121) offer shuttle service vehicles operating between Montrose Airport and Chipeta Resort.


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