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Ridgway State Park, Ridgway

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State Park · Nature / Park
Ridgway State Park is a state park located in Ouray County, Colorado. The park is 21 miles southeast of Montrose, 14 miles northeast of Ouray, it is also 4 miles north of the town of Ridgway and 312 miles southwest of Denver. The current wildlife consists of deer, mountain lions, coyotes, rabbits, and elk. Due to the park's variety of animal life, the park is used as a hunting ground although hunting opportunities are extremely limited due to proximity to developed areas.
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  • We stayed here for two nights, basically just to sleep. We did not really explore the park but used it as a base to get to Ridgway and Telluride. The site we used had a gravel pad for pitching a...  more »
  • We spent a day hiking around the lake and generally enjoying the gorgeous scenery of this park. It was uncrowded (some people fishing and camping) and there are many hiking trails.  more »
  • Love Ridgeway Probably my favorite state park in all of Colorado. This year the reservoir is at capacity and wonderful. We like Elk Ridge campground for the spacious lots, trees and multiple water hydrants. I try to spend a week here every year. Rangers/Hosts are super helpful.
  • Great place for fishing. Beautiful scenery. Nice clean bathrooms and play ground for the kids. Be sure to have your fishing license, the park rangers/game wardens do come around periodically and check.
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