Montrose, Colorado

Montrose, Colorado, known as the "Hub of Western Colorado," invites both locals and visitors to a lifetime of delightful discoveries with its vast selection of outdoor and indoor activities, embodying the slogan "Stay here. Play everywhere."

Nestled amid rugged canyons, the Grand Mesa, and the majestic San Juan Mountains, Montrose emerges as an outdoor haven, offering a myriad of exciting activities and experiences. Situated along Colorado's Western Slope, just an hour south of Grand Junction, Montrose captivates with its diverse attractions and possibilities. From museums, restaurants, and breweries in town to year-round activities surrounded by stunning landscapes, Montrose beckons exploration.

Year-round Activities

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park:

Discover the awe-inspiring Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, a hidden gem with fewer crowds but equally breathtaking views. Engage in activities like rock climbing, fishing, kayaking, hiking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing, surrounded by the park's natural wonders.

Museum of the Mountain West:

Step back in time at the Museum of the Mountain West, where historic buildings bring the old Mountain West to life. Explore structures like the authentic "Miner’s Delight Saloon" and the "Montrose Railroad Depot," offering a glimpse into the rich rail history of Colorado.

Ute Indian Museum:

Immerse yourself in the history and culture of the Ute Indians at the Ute Indian Museum, located on Chief Ouray's original homestead. Delve into a vast collection of artifacts showcasing the heritage of the Ute Indians.

Montrose Historical Museum:

Visit the Montrose Historical Museum, housed in the old Denver & Rio Grande Railroad Depot, to explore early pioneer life in Colorado. Wander through a recreated homesteader’s cabin, an authentic caboose, and an original stagecoach.

Uncompahgre Plateau:

Embark on outdoor exploration at the Uncompahgre Plateau, offering top-tier fishing spots, trails, and campgrounds amidst scenic beauty.

Local Breweries: Indulge in the craft beer scene at downtown Montrose's small breweries like Colorado Boy, Horsefly Brewing, and the newest addition, San Juan Brews.

Amazing Glaze: Unleash your artistic side at Amazing Glaze, a pottery studio where visitors can paint pre-made pottery, providing a unique and relaxing artistic experience.


Summer Activities

Rock Climbing:

For the adventurous, explore rock climbing opportunities near Montrose, with Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and Dry Creek Climbing Area offering thrilling experiences.


Embark on scenic hikes near Montrose, including those in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and the Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area.

Star Drive-In Theatre:

Experience the nostalgia of a summer night at the Star Drive-In Theatre, showcasing Hollywood’s newest movies and old classics.

Golf: Enjoy a round of golf with picturesque views at courses like Cobble Creek Golf Course and Black Canyon Golf Course.


Winter Activities

Ice Climbing:

Montrose's prime location offers ice climbing opportunities, including routes in the Black Canyon and the Curecanti Recreation Area. Obtain a free permit for climbing in the national park.

Snowshoeing and Cross Country Skiing:

Embrace the winter wonderland near Montrose with snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Explore the unplowed South Rim Drive in the Black Canyon or visit the Dave Wood Winter Recreation Area for trails suitable for both activities.

Discover your mountain west adventure with these year-round, summer, and winter activities in Montrose!

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