Headquarters: Ouray County Fairgrounds and 4H Event Center

Wednesday June 16 and Thursday 17, 2021
Stage 4 and 5

Due to the short routes on June 16 & 17, we have been working with local organizations/businesses to explore the community.  We will provide an activity shuttle to the activities.

  • Ridgway State Park – Beach day at Ridgway State Park
    • SUP, Kayak and Canoe Rentals (Reservations Required)
      • RIGS (com) 970 626-4462
        • Kayak Rentals: Single $20/hr, Tandem $30/hr
        • SUP Rental: $20/hr
        • Transportation not available by Rigs
      • Montrose Surf and Cycle (com) 970 249-8730
        • Kayak and SUP: $20/hr, $15/hr for more than 1 hour
        • Transportation not available by Rigs
      • Beach Access (Water Level Allowing)

  • Ouray Hot Springs Pool (com) (970) 325-7073
    • Swimsuit, towel and locker rentals are not available at this time
    • Hours 12pm – 8pm, $18 per day
    • First Come/First Serve – Max: 175 people
    • Reservations are not available
  • Gold Mountain Trail Rides (Horseback Riding) (com)
    • (970) 318-0444
    • Guided Local Horse Rides
      • 1 hour rides $45 to 4 hour rides $170
      • Spectacular Views and Scenic Options
    • Half-Day and Full Day Options Available
  • Fly Fishing
    • RIGS (com) 970 626-4462
      • ½ Day Guided Tours, (8am-noon, 1:30-5)
      • Equipment Provided
        • Must purchase fishing license $13-$17
      • $295 for 1 Guest, $385 for 2 Guess
      • Reservations Required
    • Divide Ranch and Club (com) 970 626-5284
      • Rental Equipment and Carts Provided (No Walking Allowed)
      • Green Fees w/ cart $95, Twilight after 3pm $58 Rental Clubs $5
      • Tee Times Required – up to 2 weeks in advance
  • Ouray Via Ferrata – Cliff Climbing and Sky Bridges (org) (970) 946-2089
    • Hours 8:30 am – 4PM
    • Special RTR Price $149
    • Rental Equipment Available
  • A via ferrata is a protected climbing route found in the Alps – only 10 in the North America! This is world class!
  • Ouray County Ranch History Museum (org/education) (970) 316-1085
    • Admission is $5
    • Transportation is not provided
  • Ridgway Railroad Museum (org)
    • For more information email: [email protected]
    • Open Daily 9-5
    • Located Downtown Ridgway (550 and 62 Intersection)
    • Will open in the afternoon and run the train
  • Jeep, Razors and ATV’s Tours and Rentals – will pick up interested participants at HQ
    • Colorado West Jeep Rentals and Tours (com) (970) 325-4014
      • Multiple High Altitude Options for 2, 4 and more passengers
      • Half and Full Day Adventures starting at $85
      • Passenger Pick Up Available
    • San Juan Scenic Jeeps (com (970) 325-0089)
      • Multiple Altitiude Scenic Options
      • Half Day $69, Full Day $138
      • Reservations Required
      • Passenger Pick Up Available

  • San Juan Mountain Guides (net) (970) 325-4925
    • Hiking, Trekking, Intro to Rock and Alpine Climbing, advanced options are available as well
    • Multiple Climbing and Hiking options available in the surrounding area
    • Fees vary depending on activity

Guided Wildflower Tour – 8am – 12pm June 17   $45

With warming temperatures and melting spring snow come the first blooms in the mountains. Join Ridgway writer Mary Menz and Montrose photographer Jim Pisarowicz as they share their extensive plant knowledge and flower-finding tips.  Reg includes a copy of their book Common Wildflowers of the San Juan Mountains.


Arts in Ridgway

June 16: Gracie Jessop Live in the Courtyard at 610

It all started in Motor City.  Raised by two musicians, Gracie began singing before taking her first steps. Between her parents, teachers, and peers, her upbringing was surrounded by music and the performing arts. Before leaving for college she held a lead role in a number of plays and musicals, became involved in multiple bands, wrote and produced her own album, and taught music to help fund the next steps in her musical journey. Gracie’s hard work paid off when accepted at Berklee College of Music in the fall of 2011. After three years in Boston, MA, Gracie blossomed into a more mature and professional musician. Her time at Berklee prepared her for the many musical endeavors to come. She has headlined festivals such as the Tucson Jazz Festival and Telluride Jazz festival with her upcoming Colorado band, J-Calvin. Gracie now lives in New Orleans and consistently works as a lead vocalist, composer, arranger, and teacher of music with an extensive repertoire in jazz, motown, blues, soul, gospel and r&b.   More Info HERE

June 17: John Statz Live in the Courtyard

Join us for an evening of music in the courtyard with Denver based singer-songwriter John Statz. It was somewhere in England while on tour in September of 2019 that Colorado songwriter John Statz – stressed out by rainy days, Brexit anxiety, and a disintegrating relationship back home – began to feel optimistic and plan his new record. Early Riser is a balancing act between the experiences in modern life that cause us worry or pain and those that bring us joy. John presents songs with weighty topics alongside more personal songs of reverence for travel and the outdoors, falling in and out of love, and his parents’ relationship. These songs are brought to life by an ace band featuring Billy Conway (Morphine) on drums, Jeremy Moses Curtis (Booker T) on bass, and Denver multi-instrumentalist Kate Hannington on keys, backing vocals, woodwinds, and guitars.  One of the more prolific thirty-something songwriters working in the Folk/Americana genre today, John Statz has released nine studio albums and performed all over North America and Europe over the course of his fourteen-year career.  More Info HERE

June 16: ARTbar: Magpies and Aspens 6-8 pm at the Sherbino Come paint with us! Capture the Colorado spirit with this magpie and aspen painting. You’ll receive step-by-step instructions to create this acrylic painting on a 16 x 20 inch canvas. At Weehawken and Sherbino’s ARTbar we strive to provide a positive, creative outlet in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Our hope is to inspire the community to discover their imaginative side and cross the bar into other dimensions of creativity. The classes we offer require no experience (and of course, liquid inspiration will also be available!). Open your door to creativity and give it a shot! $40 includes instruction, all materials, a drink AND you’ll go home with your very own masterpiece!
Register HERE
June 16: Ovary-Acting Part Deux: Sketch Comedy Theatre
And fear not- you don’t need ovaries to enjoy this comedic event!
Sisters, mothers, daughters, and she lovers – or are they just best friends? What do they all have in common? Ovaries of course! Or do they? Well, that’s beside the point.Ovary Acting is a compilation of seven short interactions (or skits) between two female actors performed in quick succession. You’ll cry with the ravenous carnivore and fumble with fanatical fan. Be shocked by the gull of it all and be moved to manage what matters. But, mostly you’ll laugh.
Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime. Tickets can be purchased here: https://buytickets.at/sherbinotheater/530591

Ridgway Creative District

Take a walk and check out some of the galleries and artists!  Ridgway is part of Colorado’s Creative Corridor!