Mountain & Trail News

Ridgway State Park in Colorado Closes Boat Ramp on Nov. 1

Ridgway, CO. – After a great 2011 boating season, the boat ramp at Ridgway State Park will close for boating on Tuesday, Nov, 1. The ramp will reopen in March 2012.

Nestled at the base of the spectacular San Juan Mountains in southwestern Colorado, Ridgway is truly an outdoor recreation paradise. The park’s popular campgrounds, beautiful reservoir, picnic and playground areas, and diverse wildlife offer family-friendly activities for all types of outdoor enthusiasts, all year-round. Natural surface trails pass through the piñon/juniper forests and onto mesas offering spectacular views of the surrounding mountain peaks. Additional information on Ridgway State Park is available at: www.parks.state.co.us/Parks/Ridgway.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife gets everyone outdoors! Attracting more than 12 million visitors per year, Colorado’s 42 State Parks are a vital cornerstone of Colorado’s economy and quality of life. Colorado State Parks encompass 224,447 land and water acres, offering some of the best outdoor recreation destinations in the state. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is a leader in providing opportunities for outdoor recreation, protecting the state’s favorite landscapes, teaching generations about nature and partnering with communities. Colorado State Parks also manage more than 4,300 campsites, and 63 cabins and yurts. For more information on Colorado State Parks or to purchase an annual pass online, visit www.parks.state.co.us.

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