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Get Involved: Ridgway State Park - Accessibility Services

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Accessibility Services


Colorado Parks and Wildlife values the right of every visitor to experience our state's natural beauty. To provide this opportunity to the disabled community, Ridgway State Park offers the use of the Action Track Chair, floating wheelchair, and inflatable wheelchair paddle board, which allows visitors to explore designated trails in the park. 

The chair allows access to gorgeous park features, sweeping views of the San Juan Mountain Range, a wide variety of fauna, geological and water features and spectacular views of the Cimarron Range. As a volunteer your responsibilities will be to hike alongside Track Chair participants and ensure they have a safe and educational trip! Training will be provided. Year round opportunities available for summertime and autumn strolls, fall hunts, and snow packed trails on occasion (snowshoes provided). Please contact us for more information.

The floating wheelchair and inflatable wheelchair paddle board are available at our Marina office. They can be reserved just like the track chair. As a volunteer your responsibilities will be to prep, store, and show individuals and families how to operate the equipment at the park.

Time Commitment:

Track Chair: Training with the track chair to get to know our trails and some of the park's features. Weekends and some weekdays upon request. Able to volunteer for multiple trips throughout the season.

Floating wheelchair and inflatable wheelchair paddle board: Training with the equipment will be provided. Weekends and some weekdays upon request. Able to volunteer for multiple trips throughout the season.

General - Ongoing Volunteering, General - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Education, Outreach, or Interpretation, Customer Service or Visitor Information, Inclusivity and Cultural Competence
Ridgway State Park

Ready to get involved?

Apply online to become a volunteer.

Questions? Contact Erin Vogel - Staff
(970) 626-5822