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What To Do in Ridgway, Summer 2022

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Ridgway is an exciting little community with many activities, and it is full of surprises. Ridgway, Ouray County offer incredible outdoor adventures and creative arts.


Music in the Park


The Ridgway Concert Series, a free event that is open to all, was started in 2009 as an event for the local community. It has since grown to be a very popular regional event.

Hartwell Park will host the free Ridgway Concert Series every Thursday in July. The music starts at 6:00 PM with an opening act; the main act will be around 7:30 PM; and the event will end around 10:00 PM. Low back chairs, blankets and tarps are encouraged (shade structures will not permitted). The park is not permitted to have dogs or outside alcohol. for more information visit :



True Grit Walking Tours


Ridgway Western Heritage Society hosts a True Grit Movie Walking Tour that lasts one hour. It departs from Hartwell Park, Ridgway’s central location next to Highway 62/Sherman Street. Call 970.626.5181 to make reservations. For adults, the fee is $10 and for children younger than 12 years old it’s free. True Grit Walking Tours

Ridgway Hiking Trails


Colorado Resort Hiking ActivitiesYou can run, walk, and even race on our dirt trails or gravel roads. Many of the trailheads can be reached easily from our downtowns. No matter which route you choose, there are bound to be stunning backdrops and breathtaking views.


Ridgway State park


The park was created using the Ridgway Reservoir as its center. It offers stunning scenery, three campgrounds with modern amenities and three comfortable yurts to stay overnight, playgrounds, group events facilities. There are many trails for biking and hiking, as well as birding and wildlife watching opportunities are all available to outdoor enthusiasts. It is popular for boating and kayaking as well as standup paddle-boarding, fishing, camping, hiking, swimming, and even standup paddling.


Experience the mountains from the comfort of a guided Jeep tour


Ridgway is the place to be if you’re looking for something truly special: stunning mountain views, wildflower-filled meadows and crystal clear mountain streams. You can choose from a guided 4×4 tour or a private Jeep Safari. Are you ready for the next step in your adventure? You are ready to take the next step? Rent a Jeep, and explore the 4WD trails that connect Telluride, Silverton and Lake City.



Ridgway has over 40 miles of single-track in beautiful scenery. It runs through the foothills, valleys, and up to the San Juan Mountains. Mountain bikers and cyclists of all levels will enjoy the challenges and fun offered by this area.

Ridgway Adventure Sport (RAS), a locally owned and operated backcountry gear store and full-service bike & ski shop, is located in the heart of Ridgway. RAS stocks a variety of gear and apparel that can be used for backpacking, hiking, trekking, cycling, splittingboarding, backcountry skiing as well as cross-country skiing. The ski and bike shops are available for repair, tuning, and demonstration equipment.




RIGS is located in downtown Ridgway and offer river rafting adventures that are suitable for all ages and abilities throughout the summer. The Gunnison River is located in the heart of southwestern Colorado. It includes sections such as Gunnison Gorge/Black Canyon and Lower Gunnison, Dominguez Escalante Canyon sections, San Miguel River and Uncompahgre River.


Horse Back Riding


Get on your horse and explore Ouray’s backcountry by horseback. Action Adventures is a family business and has provided high-quality horseback experiences to generations of visitors. All levels are welcome to ride.

Every summer Ridgway buzzes with activity, including Friday Farmer’s Markets and live music. There’s also outdoor dining with unique menus every day, as well as local shopping. All this is set against the backdrop of the surrounding San Juan mountains.

Downtown is just one of the many places that are bustling with summer visitors. Four Corners Restaurant at Chipeta and Rooftop Sky Bar are gearing up to another busy summer with a new summer menu, al fresco dining, and live entertainment by local favorites like Bonewagon and Til Willis. For the full summer music schedule, click here


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