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Wildflowers, Waterfalls and Wildlife Tours in Ridgway Colorado

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Wildflower, Waterfalls, and Wildlife Tours

Southwestern Colorado summer getaways are blooming at Chipeta Solar Springs Resort!

If you’re planning a final summer family getaway or romantic escape with your significant other, it’s a beautiful time to visit Southwestern Colorado and Chipeta Solar Springs Resort & Spa–especially if you’re wild about wildflowers!

From mid-July through mid-August, wildflowers peak in the high country. But depending on weather conditions and elevation, you’ll still spot these beauties through Labor Day.

ridgway colorado hotel San Juan Skyway Scenic Byway

One of the most popular drives to catch the colorful wildflowers is along the San Juan Skyway Scenic Byway. This 236-mile loop travels through Southwest Colorado from Ouray to Ridgway and Telluride, through Dolores, Cortez and Durango. And back along Highway 550 for the classic Million Dollar Highway section between Silverton and Ouray. Count on plenty of selfie moments along the Dallas Divide between Ridgway and Telluride. Where Lizard Head Pass unfolds to gorgeous flowers set with a backdrop of imposing peaks.

You’ll not only enjoy the dramatic Southwestern Colorado scenery, but you’ll also experience San Juan Gateway summer activities. And outdoor adventures that include waterfall hikes, 4×4 Jeep tours, canyoning, fishing, horseback riding, biking, rafting and hot air balloon rides.

Chipeta’s special Colorado vacation packages

ridgway colorado hotel jeep adventure

It’s also perfect timing to save on your budget with Chipeta’s special Colorado vacation packages. Our resort’s High Mountain Jeep Adventure Package (minimum three-nights) includes a half-day Jeep tour. The San Juan Gateway is home to some of the most breathtaking Jeeping destinations. It include wildflowers (naturally!), waterfalls, wildlife, alpine meadows, ghost towns, historic silver and gold mines and snow-capped mountain peaks. Guides have it covered with 3.5-4 hours of exciting sightseeing as they share historical / geological  / botanical information, and make stops for photos and short scenic walks.

After your Jeep adventure, return to Chipeta Resort, slip into a soft monogrammed robe and pamper yourself with a relaxing 50-minute Therapeutic massage at Chipeta Solar springs Spa. Then dine at Chipeta’s Four Corners Restaurant with your package’s $50 voucher and have a nightcap at the resort’s rooftop Sky Bar.

Summer Family Fun

The Town of Ridgway is also packed with family events like the 34th Annual Ridgway Rendezvous Arts & Crafts Festival ( that’s slated for Aug. 11-12. Aside from amazing artwork, you’ll find an “adult libations” booth. And food vendors serving everything from delicious organic salads to a good old-fashioned bratwurst. Kids are engaged with magic shows, children’s’ stage performances, “train” rides, face painting. There’s also a playground located smack-dab in the center of this fun-filled event.

Destination Wedding / Honeymoon Bliss

For those purely into romance, Chipeta Solar Springs Resort & Spa is a Colorado destination wedding or honeymoon dream!

ridgway colorado hotel destination wedding honeymoon bliss

What better way to celebrate this special time in your life than by hosting your wedding weekend and reception at Chipeta. And your honeymoon getaway at Chipeta Resort’s sister property, Koro Sun Resort, Fiji Islands.

Chipeta Solar Springs Rocky Mountain Destination Wedding: Tropical Fiji Honeymoon Package begins with sharing an unforgettable Chipeta wedding weekend with your friends and family. Then you’ll fly to Koro Sun Resort in Fiji to indulge in tropical luxury, relaxation and celebration. While your Chipeta destination wedding package price is based on wedding size. The Koro Sun honeymoon price is based on just the two of you! It includes round trip airfare for the newlyweds, five-night stay in a Floating Edge Water Bure, all-inclusive meal plan, spa treatments, daily continental breakfast, complimentary resort activities, airport/ground transfers and all taxes for $6,000. For more information, contact Tamara Wilder at

Whether you’re enchanted with Colorado wildflowers or Fiji’s tropical flowers, you’ll love these affordable Chipeta family and romance packages!

Ridgway Colorado Hotel: Aug 2018 Blog

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