We head east to sample the best the Mile High City has to offer
Snug in the Uncompahgre Valley and surrounded by the beautiful Cimarron and San Juan Mountains, Ridgway has a thriving arts community with almost 100 people identifying themselves as an artist of some kind.
Galleries and workshops abound, including Kane Scheidegger Fine Art Photography and ceramics, metalwork, photography and mixed-media work at Mountain Girl Gallery. Then there is the working glass forge at Cimarron Art Glass and custommade guitars at Cimarron Guitars.
The Sherbino Theater is a center for the arts in Ridgway and regularly hosts all kinds of events throughout the year including talks from members of the community, and film screenings among other things.
Tiny Ridgway also has an inextricable link to some of the world most famous recording artists. The Grammy awards that sit on the mantles of everyone from Carlos Santana to Chance the Rapper are handmade in Ridgway by John Billings.
There are plenty of places to satisfy your appetite and sate your thirst. Try the burgers at the True Grit Cafe and the beer at Colorado Boy. Kate's Place is also great for breakfast and Taco Del Gnar has been a huge hit - so much so there are now two other outposts West of 105.
DISCOVER DENVER FIVE WAYS