Montrose, Colorado

Community Overview

Welcome to Montrose! Our thriving community is home to over 41,000 people spanning an area of over 2,200 square miles in the Uncompahgre River and Paradox Valleys. In addition to being the agricultural hub of Colorado's Western Slope, we are home to Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, as well as the Gunnison Gorge National Recreation and Wilderness Areas. The majority of Montrose County is comprised of National Forest, Bureau of Land Management, or National Parklands. Towns and cities within Montrose County include Montrose (population 20,000), Maher, Naturita, Nucla, Olathe, and Paradox. 

The natural ruggedness, breathtaking vistas, and abundance of recreational opportunities that surround us make Montrose an ideal destination for visitors and an even better place to reside. 


Our local economy is both strong and diverse, with an eye toward business innovation and development. Montrose is a leader in its efforts to create a robust broadband infrastructure that allows businesses to thrive in a place where their employees want to live.

Our top industry sectors include government service, recreation and tourism, agriculture, forestry, and fishing. Transportation, mining, construction, and manufacturing are all strong industries in Montrose. Businesses looking to move to Montrose will find a supportive, well-connected, and affordable community. 


Tourists from around the world visit the region to enjoy spectacular outdoor activities. In the summer, we are a premier destination for hiking, mountain biking, camping, fishing, horse riding, four-wheeling, rafting, and many other activities. Visitors can also tour our agricultural heritage and local wineries. In the winter, our landscape is perfect for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, and ice climbing. We are also an hour’s drive away from some of the best downhill skiing in the world. 

Feel free to explore all of the dynamic and fascinating aspects of our community and see why we are thrilled to call this place home. 
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