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Ridgway- First Day Hike: Cookie Tree Trail

Wednesday, January 01: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Navigate down the mesa along the shore of Ridgway Reservoir; scramble through Pinion-Juniper forests and rocky outcroppings. Catch some spectacular views of Mt. Sneffels and the San Juan range. Walk through the hiding places of many birds and animals!

Meet at: Dutch Charlie Entrance, Visitor Center

Difficulty: Easy - Moderate

Length: 1.5 - 2 miles

* Hot chocolate and tea will be served at the Visitor Center all day. A campfire with s'mores will be lit around noon. *

What to bring: Bring snacks and water, be prepared for the weather (recommended you dress in layers) and all trail conditions (ice, snow pack, bare, etc.). Bring what you need to feel comfortable hiking in any condition (hiking boots, snow boots, micro-spikes, snowshoes, x-country skies, poles, etc.) Check the Ridgway State Park website for trail condition updates:

* For trail maps, questions, comments and/or concerns, stop by the Visitor Center (8-4:30 daily) or call (970)626-5822 *

Cancellation Info: Go to the Ridgway State Park Facebook page: or, call the Visitor Center: (970)626-5822. All hikes will be hosted unless prevented by extreme inclement weather.

Minimum Age: All First Day Hikes are family oriented; however, this hike involves some inclines and declines, as well as a few large steps that may be difficult for children.

Restrictions: Pets are welcome but must be leashed and cleaned up after.

Audience: All Ages


Dutch Charlie Entrance, Visitor Center

Ridgway State Park 28555 Hwy 550 Ridgway CO 81432 Dutch Charlie Entrance


Visit the Ridgway State Park Facebook page: 

Call the Visitor Center: (970)626-5822.

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