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Towering mountains surround 3,201-acre Ridgway State Park south of Montrose in western Colorado. Mount Sneffels and a high ridge of alpine peaks loom to the south, while Chimney Peak and Courthouse Mountain guard the eastern horizon. Ridgway, a premier water sports park along U.S. 550, offers a marina, boat ramp, a campground with spacious sites, three yurts, a swim beach, 14 miles of hiking trails, picnic areas, and a visitor center. Fishermen love catching rainbow trout up to 20 inches long, kokanee salmon, perch, splake, and smallmouth bass, while boaters, paddleboarders, windsurfers, and water-skiers enjoy playing on the glistening five-mile-long, 1,030 acre reservoir.
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Recommended season(s): Year-round.
—Stewart M. Green