Located in the picturesque Uncompahgre Valley and surrounded by majestic snow-capped peaks of the Cimarron and San Juan Mountains, Ridgway is the â€œGateway to the San Juans.â€
This â€œgatewayâ€ position was recognized over 100 years ago when the Rio Grande Southern established Ridgway as a railhead center servicing the nearby mining towns of Ouray and Telluride. The town was named for railroad superintendent Robert M. Ridgway who established the town in 1891.
Relax and picnic under the shade of 100-year-old cottonwoods in Ridgway Town Park, one of the prettiest anywhere. Ridgwayâ€™s park and surroundings were locations for the movies â€œTrue Gritâ€, and â€œHow the West Was Wonâ€.
For a getaway with all the conveniences of today, but with the slower pace and charm of the Old West, experienceâ€¦Ridgway! http://ridgwaycolorado.com/