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About Ridgway

Ridgway, Colorado

 

 

 

The Town of Ridgway, coined Gateway to the San Juans, is a Home Rule Municipality in Ouray County, in the southwestern portion of the U.S. State of Colorado. The town is a former railroad stop on the Uncompaghre River in the northern San Juan Mountains. The town population was 713 at the 2000 census and 924 according to the 2010 census.

Steep forested mountains and cliffs surround Ridgway on the south, east, and northeast. The Uncompahgre Riverruns through the town and flows into the Ridgway State Park and Reservoir, to the north. Dallas Creek also flows from the south west and forms a confluence with the Uncompahgre before entering the reservoir. There is a notable wildlife presence — mountain lions, badgers, deer, elk, bears, coyotes, wild turkey, and bald eagles are indigenous to the area. The regions bald eagles nest in the cottonwoods along the river and are a common sight in the late fall.

Ridgway and the surrounding area have featured predominantly in pop culture. Most notably the area is the setting of John Wayne's western movie True Grit, and others including How the West Was Won and Tribute to a Bad Man. Ridgway has the only stoplight in Ouray County, at the intersection of Highways 550 and 62.

 

 

 

 

Town of Ridgway, Colorado
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Town of Ridgway
Town of Ridgway
Nickname(s): Gateway to the San Juans, The Town That Refused to Die
Location in Ouray County and the state of Colorado
Location in Ouray County and the state of Colorado

 

 

 

 

Tourism and culture

 

 

Ridgway is poised on a highway that leads tourists to several other mountain towns of the San Juan region. Ridgway itself is a major tourist town of Colorado. Ridgway is 37 miles east of the ski town of Telluride and 10 miles north of the tourist town of Ouray. The area is also set at the base of the San Juan Mountainsproviding excellent views especially when viewed from Log Hill Mesa.

 

 

 

The Grammy Awards


 

The Grammy Award trophy is manufactured exclusively by Billings Artworks in Ridgway. The trophies are all hand made, assembled, and plated on site.

 

 

 

Water

 

 

Water plays an important part of local Ridgway culture. The town maintains a marina in a northern inlet of the Ridgway Reservoir. During the warm summer months many tourist and locals take advantage of the Ridgway Reservoir, often wakeboarding or enjoying a day at its beach.

The town also features Orvis Hot Springs, is a clothing optional natural hot springs resort near Ridgway with an indoor, clothing required, pool.

 

 

 

 

 

SOURCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ridgway,_Colorado




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