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Ridgway State Park

Description

Spectacular mountain scenery mingles with state-of-the art facilities at Ridgway State Park. Thirty miles north of the park, the awe-inspiring Black Canyon of the Gunnison has carved out a deep, narrow canyon through hard schist, gneiss and granite formations. The park contains an excellent example of the Morrison Formation, the most renowned dinosaur bearing geologic formation in the world, with an extensive fossil record of vertebrates, invertebrates, plants and trace fossils. Do not miss the opportunity to visit Ridgway, nicknamed the "Switzerland of America.” Colorado Parks and Wildlife gets everyone outdoors! Attracting more than 12 million visitors per year, Colorado's 43 State Parks are a vital cornerstone of Colorado's economy and quality of life. Colorado State Parks encompass 224,447 land and water acres, offering some of the best outdoor recreation destinations in the state. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is a leader in providing opportunities for outdoor recreation, protecting the state’s favorite landscapes, teaching generations about nature and partnering with communities.

Address 28555 Highway 550
Ridgway, CO 81432 Ouray
Phone

(970) 626-5822

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Email

andrew.dean@state.co.us

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Ridgway SP Naturalist/Education Support

This is an ongoing opportunity.

Ridgway State Park

Environmental Education and Interpretation
Put your passion for interpretation and environmental education to use by helping “Kids of All Ages” become more aware of the world around them while encouraging them to become active stewards of our ... read more

Ridgway State Park Special Interest/Program Support

This is an ongoing opportunity.

Ridgway State Park

Special Events/Projects
Do you have a specialized expertise, skill, or interest that you would like to share with Ridgway State Park? If so please contact us and share your ideas. We are always willing to discuss any potenti... read more

Ridgway SP Campground Host

This is an ongoing opportunity.

Ridgway State Park

Hosts: Campground/Site/Trail
Do you enjoy camping / RV’ing, working outdoors, interacting with people, and have good customer service and communication skills? Become a volunteer Campground Host at Ridgway State Park! Campgrou... read more

Ridgway SP - Friends of Ridgway Park Projects / Community outreach

This is an ongoing opportunity.

Ridgway State Park

Special Events/Projects
The Friends of Ridgway State Park (FRSP) is a non-profit group which supports Ridgway State Park in many ways. They are particularly involved in small capital projects, environmental education and in... read more

Ridgway SP - Friends of Ridgway State Park Board Member

This is an ongoing opportunity.

Ridgway State Park

Parks and Open Space Management Assistance
Friends of Ridgway State Park Board Member: The Friends of Ridgway State Park (FRSP) is a non-profit group which supports Ridgway State Park in many ways. They are particularly involved in small capi... read more

Ridgway SP Maintenance /Construction/ Trail support

This is an ongoing opportunity.

Ridgway State Park

Parks and Open Space Management Assistance
Assist Ridgway State Park with maintaining the beauty and safety of the park by helping with building and grounds maintenance, special construction projects, equipment maintenance and repair, and trai... read more

Ridgway SP Visitor Center/ Office / Entrance Station Support

This is an ongoing opportunity.

Ridgway State Park

Parks and Open Space Management Assistance
Assist Ridgway State Park with a variety of clerical, general office support duties, or fee collection. This position is perfect for a volunteer who enjoys interacting with people, has good customer s... read more
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