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Map of the Uncompahgre Riverway Trail

Uncompahgre Riverway Trail, Colorado

Uncompahgre Riverway Trail, Colorado map area

Uncompahgre Riverway Trail

LENGTH:

8 miles + 4.3 miles

SURFACE:

paved / unpaved

COMMUNITIES:

Montrose, Vernal, Dallas, Ridgway

HIGHLIGHTS:

natural areas and parks alongside the Uncompahgre River, views of the San Juans, Ridgway State Park, Ridgway Reservoir

NEARBY TRAILS:

Trails in Montrose

RELATED LINKS:

Montrose

Regional Trails

The Uncompahgre Riverway Trail is a system of paved and unpaved pathways located along the Uncompahgre River in Western Colorado.

The northern section consists of over 8 miles of pathways within Montrose that wander through the local parks within the city and extend south to the community of Vernal. Most of the pathways within Montrose are paved, but the path alongside Highway 550 is unpaved.

The southern section of the Uncompahgre Riverway Trail is a  4.3-mile long paved section of the Uncompahgre Riverway Trail is located 22 miles south of Montrose along Highway 550. This section goes through Ridgway State Park and south into the Town of Ridgway. This section has unsurpassed views of Mt. Sneffles and the San Juan Mountains. This is one of the most beautiful parts of Colorado and is well worth the drive.

Uncompahgre Riverway Trail, Colorado

Conditions

The Uncompahgre Riverway Trail is mostly paved with some sections having an unpaved surface and unpaved access paths. Within Motrose the path is paved, but between Montrose and Vernal, the path is unpaved. The southern section is paved.

The trail is open for bike riding, walking and running.

The southern section has an elevation of around 6900 feet, so take it easy if you are coming from lower elevations.

Communities

The Uncompahgre Riverway Trail goes past the following communities: Montrose, Vernal, Dallas and Ridgway.

Points of Interest

The Uncompahgre Riverway Trail goes past the following points of interest:

Cerise Park
Baldridge Park
Ute Park
McNeil Fields
Sunset Mesa Sports Park
Montrose County School District
Montrose Dog Park
Montrose Recreation District Aquatic Center
Chipeta State Park
Ute Indian Museum
Ridgway State Park
Ridgway Reservoir
Hartwell Park
Nearby Trails

The Uncompahgre Riverway Trail allows connections to other recreational trails within Montrose. There are also hiking paths within Ridgway State Park.

End Points

The north end of the Uncompahgre Riverway Trail within Montrose is located at W. Main Street to the southwest of S. Townsend Avenue.The south end is at Trout Road and Highway 550.

The north end of the southern section of the Uncompahgre Riverway Trail is located at Ridgway State Park and the south end is located in the middle of the town of Ridgway.


Resources

Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Uncompahgre Riverway Trail in Western Colorado

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