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Hiking the Duncan Trail

The Duncan Trail is a strenuous and rugged trail found in the Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area near Montrose, Colorado, and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. The trail begins on top of the gorge in a high desert environment and quickly descends down to the Gunnison River, just…

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Snowshoeing on Simms Mesa Loop Off Dave Wood Road

Simms Mesa Loop (Trail #115.1a) is a wonderful winter location for snowshoeing. This trail begins at the Uncompahgre Forest Boundary on the east side of Dave Wood Road. You will find parking, signage, and the trailhead directly north of the parking area. Simms Mesa Loop winds through the beautiful…

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Hiking and Fishing Along the West River Trail

The West River Trail requires no fee and begins in the Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area near Delta, Colorado. The trailhead parking lot sits above the confluence of the Gunnison River and North Fork of the Gunnison River. The trail travels along the west bank of the Gunnison River and…

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Leaf-Peeping in Southwest Colorado

For the perfect autumn vacation, plan your trip between September 15 and October 10 and relish in those prime-time leaf displays that southwest Colorado is known for. Imagine this: You're wearing your favorite flannel, the mountains are covered in golden aspens, you're drinking warm apple cider, and…

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Working Remotely in Montrose, CO

Handbook To Working Remotely Oh COVID! What a ride. Though we are excited about one major change that came from it: remote work is now more mainstream than ever! For the first time in history, more of us are working from home than not and many of us have grown quite fond of it. Remote work redefines…

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On the Way to Relocation in Montrose, Colorado

We know the feeling. You’ve been to Montrose and have become captivated by its charm. Those thoughts start to creep into your mind like... “What would it be like to live in Montrose?” Glad you asked! Those views though! Look in any direction: Epic sunsets and fall colors take your breath away! 360…

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Montrose - Way More than 'Mud Season'

Mud season, an uninspiring term for an underrated time of year. As February gives way to March and April in the Rockies, the days are longer and warmer, and so, at lower elevations the snow is melting away leaving muddy streets (because where I live there are dirt streets). My dog constantly…

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Live at the Playhouse

The ticket for local theatre in Montrose A sense of foreboding gripped me as I entered the darkened room. A single pistol shot rang out. Gripping my chest as my legs buckled, I tumbled forward, sprawling on an oriental rug. A woman began to scream hysterically. The lights came up to reveal my friend…

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Winter Wander-land

Frolic and play the Montrose way Snowflakes piled up one memorable morning during our first season in the 81401 zip code. It’s rare for a storm to bring Montrose to a standstill, but the accumulation was deep. Our garage holds a quiver of skis, a selection of ice axes, snowshoes, avalanche beacons…

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