Ridgway marks the northern entrance of the scenic San Juan Skyway.
The Skyway, one of the All-American Roads in the U.S., winds through unmatched scenery — a photographer’s dream. Located in the picturesque Uncompahgre Valley and surrounded by majestic snow-capped peaks of the Cimarronand San Juan Mountains, Ridgway is the “Gateway to the San Juans.”
This “gateway” position was recognized over 100 years ago when the Rio Grande Southern established Ridgway as a railhead center servicing the nearby mining towns of Ouray and Telluride. The town was named for railroad superintendent Robert M. Ridgway who established the town in 1891.
I was happy to spend 4 days photographing the magnificent Fall colors in Colorado