- The list below includes 64 free or cheap things to do in or near Ridgway, Colorado, including 34 different types of inexpensive activities like Art Gallery, Distilleries, Specialty Museums and Hot Springs & Geysers.
- From Last Dollar Road to Ridgway State Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Ridgway and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Montrose, Ouray, Telluride and Silverton.
The westernmost state park of Colorado, Ridgway State Park consists of a reservoir which provides scenic views of Cimmaron mountain range and comprises of an extensive network of hiking trails. Visitors can also enjoy a number of outdoors activities here including fishing, camping, ice climbing and more.
Trail Town Still is a local distillery which specializes in a variety of locally produced home-made spirits including vodka, rum, whisky, gin as well as beer schnapps and apple brandy which are available seasonally.
Orvis Hot Springs is a clothing optional hot spring resort offering indoor./outdoor soaking tubs ranging from 98-112 degrees. This is intended to be a relaxing environment with no electronics, cell phones or television allowed.
The Ridgway Railroad Museum contains display kiosks of the region's railroad history, railroad lanterns, and model cases in its interior exhibit area. The location also maintains a restored caboose and an old motor vehicle.
RIGS Adventure CO is a fishing and rafting outfitter that provides an array of products and services. The company features a fly fishing shop and guide service, and also charters white water rafting, kayaking, tubing, and other trips.
Deb's Livery offers guided mountain trail rides on gentle, well-conditioned horses. A family-focused livery, Deb's offers 'buddy seats' so that small children can safely ride with parents. The rides offer scenic woodland views.
The Aspen Light Glass Studio & Gallery is a fused art glass studio that features artwork from Diane Quarles. The gallery also has a store that sells glass jewelry, home decor, and decorative outdoor art.