Ouray Colorado Vacation Guide and Trip Planning Information for SW Colorado
For those who enjoy an easy bicycle ride, the mountains in Ouray can prove challenging. Although the mostly paved bicycle trail from Ridgway Colorado into the Ridgway State Park is far from flat, it beckons many riders, young and old with its beautiful scenery and its easy pace. The uphills are fairly short and mostly forgiving. For the family with young cyclists, the Ridgway State Park offers some safe cycling on a paved trail, through grassy meadows, along the river and just as it turns into the Reservoir there is a small foot bridge leading to the other side for those who might appreciate time to stretch their legs. There is a wonderful picnic area for Day Use that offers a nice water station, restrooms, tables, grills and parking. Opportunities for hiking, birding, fishing and wildlife viewing abound in the park and cyclists can follow the path. Partially paved, partially covered with gravel, it is a pleasant ride near the river and the lake.