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Get to Know the Town of Ridgway

ridgway-1The Town of Ridgway is located less than twenty minutes away to the northwest of Twin Peaks Lodge & Hot Springs. The former railroad stop is nestled along the Uncompaghre River in the San Juan Mountains and has a rich history. In fact, it served as the backdrop for John Wayne’s 1969 western movie True Grit.

If you’re the adventurous type or something of a nature aficionado, Ridgway is something of a nature lover’s paradise, with sprawling lakes, fascinating wildlife, trails, and plenty of lush beauty to explore. It’s also popular for fishing and water sports.

Although it’s known for its many nature-skewed activities, Ridgway also offers something for those seeking some arts and culture. The Sherbino Theater is located in the heart of Ridgway and seeks to promote excellence and the teaching of arts. The theater frequently hosts live musical events, film screenings, poetry, lectures, art shows, and many other special events. Today, for example, the Sherbino will be hosting a Day of the Dead celebration beginning at 5pm. The Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday honoring family and friends that have passed away and helping them through their spiritual journey.

If you’re planning on visiting Ouray or plan on staying at the Twin Peaks Lodge & Hot Springs, make sure to drop by Ridgway!

This update is provided by Twins Peaks Lodge & Hot Springs.  Our Ouray lodging, full-service hotel has seven different room types including rooms for couples or families with children.  Our amenities include hot springs, a free breakfast, spectacular vistas of the mountains, and much more.  For additional information on our Twin Peaks Lodging location, please call 800.207.2700 or visit us at 125 3rd Avenue Ouray, Colorado 81427.


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