Know before you go: Expect weekday delays along US 50 between Montrose and Gunnison during the summer of 2022. For information on this project and opening windows for travel, visit us50info.com.

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Black Canyon North Rim

Montrose Stories

Tee it Up

Golfing in the land of sunshine With such a variety of golf in town and more than seven months of 50-degree or warmer weather, Montrose is a perfect golf vacation destination that sees plenty of sunshine. Montrose’s three courses — Cobble Creek, The Bridges, and Black Canyon — along with several…

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A Toast to Local

...brews, wines, and food Sitting at Two Rascal’s Brewing Company, sipping on a scrumptious pint of cherry-rhubarb cream ale, I chat with the brewster across the bar. “The Savor the San Juans event inspired me to brew this one-of-a-kind beer,” she says with a shy smile. The annual home and chef…

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Playin' Around

...in town Combining an area renowned for its proximity to superlative outdoor assets with an exceptional, new indoor space aims to entice people of all ages, from near and far, to Montrose for a play date. As a community that values the importance of fitness and recreation, Montrose is fortunate to…

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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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