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Activities for Your Mountain Getaway in Colorado

There’s a multitude of adventure activities everyday during your mountain getaway in Colorado. The San Juan Mountains are accessible from our front door here at Chipeta Solar Springs Resort. We love to walk, or bike the Uncompagre bike path along the river, mountain bike the variety of local trails,  ride horses, fly fish and hot air balloon. There’s plenty of wildlife viewing found year-round, as we are located on the edge of State and National Forests, home to elk, bear, deer, marmots and more.

A little known fact about Ridgway: This is the home of the Grammy Awards!  True Grit was also filmed here, and with many famous surrounding ranches the annual Labor Day rodeo is an unforgettable event.  Ridgway boasts a great microbrewery; Colorado Boy, as well as many interesting shops and great restaurants.

Visit the Dennis Weaver Memorial Park along the way to the  Ridgway State Park and Reservoir, just 10 miles to the North, with camp sites, boat docks, water-skiing and wake-boarding. You’ll also find hiking and biking paths around the lake with fishing, and wildlife campfire talks.

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Athletic Park

Our front door at Chipeta Solar Springs Resort & Spa has access to the Ridgway Athletic Park.  The athletic park amenities include a wedding pavilion, multi stage skate park, baseball diamond, basketball court, tennis courts, and soccer fields.  Winter activities include three cross country ski tracts from Red Mountain, Top of the Pines, and Telluride locations.  Snow shoeing, snowmobiling, and of course world class skiing at the Telluride Ski Resort.


For a little bit of history on the region, visit the Ridgway Railway Museum at the corner of Hwy 50 and 62.  The museum has a great collection of fully restored train cars from the early mining era along with plenty of old photos and exhibits reflecting the rich mining and train history of the region. The museum is located in the same building as the Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce with helpful staff and lots of tips about the region.

 Summer Activities

  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Jeep Tours
  • Hot Air Balloons
  • Whitewater Rafter/Kayaking
  • Fly fishing
  • Music and Art Festivals
  • Hot Springs
  • Horseback Riding

Winter Activities

  • San Juan Jeep Tours
    Winter Zipline
    Snow Cat
  • Cross Country Skiing — 4 World Class Sites
    Ironton on Red Mt.
    End of County Rd. 5
    Top of the Pines
  • Resort Skiing/ Snowboarding
  • Snowshoeing Trails
  • Ice Climbing
  • Hot Springs
  • Horseback Riding



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