Explore the most popular trails in Ridgway State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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.

on Ridgway Reservoir

snow
9 days ago

hiking
4 months ago

Great for running. Never too steep. Shared path with friendly bikers on way down.

running
4 months ago

Well maintained, easy to follow. Options to follow trails all the way to the north of the State Park.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice trail with gorgeous views of the San Juan Range. Trail is well maintained and easy to follow. We walked to the intersection of the concrete path, had some lunch and headed back. Sign at trailhead said Enchanted Mesa Trail. Lots of fishermen, boaters, and jet skiers. Temps in low 80’s.

road biking
6 months ago

Nice paved trail with one climb coming out of Ridgway on the way back to Dallas Creek area of Ridgway State Ark.

hiking
6 months ago

I would recommend this trail to any age. We started at the beach and hiked the secret spot trail then connected a few more. The beginning has a little bit of incline but overall is a nice trail with great views. Saw many dear while hiking.

Beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and river! Very easy and enjoyable walk.

Wish the trails were more visible and well-connected. Definitely more of a walk than a hike.

mountain biking
Mon Apr 30 2018

Great mountain biking trail system. It can be hiked but is designed for biking so be careful. These were well designed and allow for some great descents. Lots of cactus so be prepared to repair flats.

hiking
Mon Apr 30 2018

Great walk, paved trail. I do this almost daily with the wife and dog.

hiking
Mon Apr 30 2018

Easy hike beginning from the near the boat ramp area. Early section of trail is paved and accessible by all before it kicks up on a little more strenuous dirt trial. There are a lot of mountain lions in the area and it is recommended to hike with more than one person and keeps dogs on leashes.

mountain biking
Fri Nov 17 2017

Great for mountain biking. Can link together several trails for a fun loop

Trails interconnect with one another. Gets kind of confusing but it’s a blast.

hiking
Wed Aug 02 2017

Hiked trail early morning, good hike, overview of lake, wildlife along trail, rather easy hike.

hiking
Sun Jul 09 2017

Nice trail, we hiked but there are lots of bikers and would be very fun bike trail. Easy hike, good views. Great day!

Sat Jul 08 2017

Fairly easy hike (half paved, half gravel path), amazing rewards! The whole trail is great views! We went on a beautiful Saturday and no one else was on the trail - we had the whole trail to ourselves. A must do if you're in the area :)

very well maintained trail... paved river walk from downtown and many more side trails/single track within the state park... great workout and views of the area's reservoir... True Grit restaurant in town ended my day i this mini Foodie Town

hiking
Tue Oct 18 2016

One of my favorites. Spring with a little snow is my favorite times to hike this one.

running
Thu Sep 22 2016

Fabulous!

mountain biking
Mon May 06 2013

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.

hiking
1 month ago

mountain biking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

road biking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

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