Ridgway Colorado Homes For Sale
Ridgway is one of the most dynamic Real Estate markets on the Western Slope of Colorado today. The Real Estate market is HOT. Yet still relatively affordable with a very bright future for sustainable growth and Real Estate equity. Ridgway is one of the most family friendly towns in Colorado. Highly accredited schools, an abundance of parks and recreational options out the front door and safe for children and adults alike. Ridgway, Colorado is a welcoming, community minded rural town situated in a beautiful mountain valley. Ridgway community support learning, creativity and culture. They share a deep connection to the outdoors and are committed to being economically sustainable and ecologically responsible. A quiet western town with charismatic energy. Ridgway was founded in 1890, as the headquarters of the world famous Rio Grande Southern narrow gauge railroad serving the area’s rich silver and gold mines, ranches and farms. Today local museums and events preserve the history of the now defunct railroad and the heritage of traditional ranching lifestyles. The remaining pastures surrounded by public lands and wilderness provide picturesque habitat for an amazing wildlife presence, from the elk and deer to the diverse bird population and the many bald eagles that make Ridgway area home. Trails for walkers, hikers, bikers, (check out the new RAT trails, some of the best bike trails to be found away where), and winter sports enthusiasts criss cross the area, creating an outdoor adventure wonderland. At the center of it all is downtown Ridgway, the hub of arts, entertainment, wellness activities, education and a vibrant “foodie” culture. Thanks to the stunning backdrop of the San Juan Mountains, Ridgway has hosted numerous film crews over the years. Something of a mecca for lovers of Western movies thanks to its supporting roles in several classics of the genre, Ridgway offers visitors a chance to walk in the footsteps of some of Hollywood’s biggest names. When it comes to Westerns, there really is one name that stands above everyone else: John Wayne. John Wayne, Glen Campbell, Kim Darby, Robert Duvall, and Dennis Hopper were all in town as director Henry Hathaway turned Ridgway into Fort Smith, Arkansas for “True Grit”. The gruesome hanging scene from the film is the town’s now lovely Hartwell Park, and the ranch where John Wayne jumps his horse over the fence at the end of the movie is about 10 miles west of Ridgway on Last Dollar Road. More info along these lines can be found at Ridgway Visitor Center Ridgway is the home of the Grammy Awards, literally. The actual awards as seen being cradled by the likes of Michael Jackson and Bruce Springsteen are handmade in Ridgway by local resident John Billings. If you like Messing Around in Boats a real gem of the area, Ridgway State Park is a bustling playground in the summer months with residents coming from near and far to sail, hike, bike, camp, and generally enjoy the great outdoors. Year-round camping is available in the park (Elk Ridge Campground offers great views over the reservoir) with most open during the high season (mid-May to mid-September), but visitors should really consider staying in a yurt. There are three yurts at the Dutch Charlie area of the park, and they are available year-round by reservation or on a first-come, first-served basis.You can even take your pets!
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