Alpenglow – small town living in Ridgway, Colorado

by Pam Eddy
Forming Communities
Ridgway, Colorado

Alpenglow CoHousing members own 4.5  acres in the small town of Ridgway, Colorado (population 1,000). We invite others who love the mountains and who believe in caring for our earth and our neighbors to join us!  We start building in 2021.

We intend to live cooperatively and sustainably within the stunning setting of Ridgway, nestled in a peaceful valley in Ouray County, Colorado. While owning our own homes privately, we will share resources and eco-friendly lifestyles as an intergenerational, intentional community at the heart of this active town. Cooperation, sustainability, simplicity and kindness guide our decisions and actions.

Alpenglow CoHouisng is located near the Uncompahgre River with breathtaking views of the San Juan and Cimarron Mountains. Ridgway is a state certified creative district, filled with artists and entrepreneurs and surrounded by the best outdoor recreation in the world. Ridgway, as of July 2020, is a Dark Sky Place as designated by the International Dark Sky Association.

We have our land purchased, the city approval, a bank ready to loan, and our community designed. Our great architect, builder and building manager are also all lined up.  However, we need more members in order to build. Our goal is to have enough members to begin building in Spring 2021.  We are close and are looking for folks who have a move in timeline beginning Spring 2022.

Check out our website (, write us ([email protected]) or give us a call at 970-318-6428.