Mountain scenery mingles with magnificent campgrounds at Ridgway State Park. Modern, universally-accessible recreation areas and the five-mile long reservoir make memorable days and nights. Only 15 miles from the town of Ouray, Ridgway's great outdoors - the "Switzerland of America" - welcomes those from near and far. The parks popular campgrounds, beautiful reservoir, picnic and playground areas, extensive trails, and diverse wildlife offer year-round activities for all types of outdoor enthusiasts. Come enjoy our swimbeach too! There is so much to see and do in this peaceful, sunny, beautiful spot of Colorado. Come and enjoy it! The BOAT RAMP is OPEN for the season. All trailered watercraft must be inspected prior to launch. Inspection hours are available in the 'Conditions' for the park.
This is a very fun ride. You can either drive to the trailhead which is just about 1/4 mile up the Owl Creek Pass Road, or you can pedal right out of Ridgway along the river trail. There are many short loops that are fun to explore. There are constantly new trails being added. There are also a few illegal trails that can be fun, but they are occasionally being discovered and closed.