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Ridway- First Day Hike: Oak Leaf Trail

Wednesday, January 01: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Meander through scrub oak and rocky cliff sides. Enjoy the views amongst tall Ponderosa Pines and walk along the spectacular Uncompahgre River. This hike is sure to give you a feeling of serenity and peace. Many birds can be heard and deer may be seen. If your eyes are real sharp, spotting a large brown trout may even be possible.

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

Meet at: Pa-Co-Chu-Puk Entrance, fisherman's parking lot at the bridge

Difficulty: Easy - Moderate

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

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

Length: 1 mile

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. 

Audience: All Ages


Pa-Co-Chu-Puk Entrance, Fisherman's parking lot

Ridgway State Park 28555 Hwy 550 Ridgway CO 81432 Pa-Co-Chu-Puk Entrance


Visit the Ridgway State Park Facebook page: 

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

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