• Black Canyon National Park's East Portal Road will be closed for the 2021 season • Morrow Point Boat Tours will not be offered during the 2021 season • Roadwork in Little Blue Canyon, on Hwy 50 east of Montrose, will cause significant delays on weekdays

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Wear Appropriate

How to dress for a play-everywhere day The swiftest path to an epically unfun day of outdoor exploration is to fail to dress appropriately for the adventure, but solving the riddle of what to wear can feel like advanced algebra. It’s weather multiplied by altitude, divided by fabric choice, and…

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Outfitted for Adventure

...in the wild west How to get expert assistance for an extraordinary western Colorado experience. The Montrose area, rich in mountains, canyons, rivers, lakes, and streams, beckons outdoor enthusiasts of all stripes. With landscapes that vary from rugged desert canyon country to serene alpine…

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Made in Montrose

Reeling in the fishing business "Colorado is an outdoorsy state, but few cities are as good overall as Montrose.” ~Craig Baker Mayfly Outdoors Millions of individuals across the United States and around the world enjoy fly fishing. Most of them have no idea that the Montrose area has quietly become…

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Camping Out

...way out The Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area and its associated Wilderness Area offer an impressive variety of outdoor activities. One of the best ways to experience this beautiful, yet rugged, area is to wake up in the heart of it. The flawless royal blue sky stretches northward until…

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Uncompahgre Plateau

Getting on the unbeaten path "In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks." - John Muir With the popularity of western Colorado’s diverse, scenic landscape, a casual observer might assume that the myriad ways to stay and play here have been thoroughly vetted. That, however, would…

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All Aboard

Discovering the railroad history of Montrose "There was a glory and a mystery about that mad ride which I felt keenly...until I had to offer prayers for the safety of the train." - Rudyard Kipling Silver and gold in the Rockies! In the last quarter of the 19th century, thousands of people swarmed…

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Hangin' in the Black

Going beyond the ordinary in the Black Canyon "Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence." - Henry David Thoreau I slam the truck door. It sounds clunky and metallic, out of place in the predawn hours. The nearby animals must take in a sharp breath…

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Falling in Love

...with Montrose After successfully raising four children and earning a good living in eastern Colorado, as my wife and I were approaching retirement, we found ourselves questioning where we were living, and why. You hope that, once your kids are grown, they’re a little smarter than you, especially…

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Let the Music Play

Amping up the music scene Music unifies people. Adding it to the commons amplifies the visitor experience as well as the quality of life for residents. As the Visit Montrose program matures, we’re excited to announce that starting in 2018, you’ll hear complimentary live music performances in the…

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Changing the Game

Bringing an attitude of excellence to sports In a community that is rooted in agriculture, Montrose has produced its own “Field of Dreams”– a sports complex and supporting culture that is a blend of sports facilities, natural outdoor training amenities, invested families, and athletes that come…

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