Beautiful alpinglow on Chimney Peak which was featured prominently in the shoot out scene in the movieTrue Grit
Ridgway is situated in the rugged San Juan Mountains. We are the Gateway to all the great mountain activities including mountain biking, hiking, fly fishing, boating, horse back riding, hot air ballooning, cross country and down-hill skiiing, snowmobiling and Jeeping. Our history is based on ranching and the railroad and the town offers an incredible small but informative Railroad Museum. Ridgway's old railroad roundhouse gave rise to the famous Galloping Goose.
The True Grit Cafe was built to recognize Ridgway's movie making history. Back in 1967, Paramount decided to film the movie "True Grit" starring John Wayne, Glen Campbell, Kim Darby and Robert Duvall here in the Ridgway area. Sitting in the 'Grit' you can look over the Town Park where the hanging scene took place