• 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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Montrose 101: Biking

Riding into the backcountry on pedal power Outdoor enthusiasts looking for a new and exciting way to indulge their passion should consider bikepacking; a relatively new sport that combines backpacking with a bicycle. Experiencing the outdoors on your own steam, carrying the essentials for extending…

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Backcountry Bounty

Wander where WiFi is weak There is nothing more liberating than gliding down a pristine mountain slope far away from lift lines. At least that was the mantra swirling in my head as I grunted uphill to Ophir Pass for my ladiesonly birthday weekend at Opus Hut, a cozy skier’s habitat tucked away in…

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Circle of Bliss

Centering yourself in Colorado's winter playground There’s an addiction common in the mountains. It involves a compulsion to seek the best lines down snow-covered slopes. The addict will travel resort to resort, mountain pass to mountain pass, in any sort of weather, in search of a legendary ski…

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For the Birds

Uncage your birding passion Western Colorado, with its vastly varied landscape, attracts droves of birds each year. Birders hungry to add to their lifelist – a list of species seen by a person – eagerly follow the predictable migratory paths that weave their way in and out of Montrose. Adding to…

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OHV: Stage and Play

Overcome obstacles to ride rad Exploring remote areas of rugged 4-wheel drive and off-highway vehicle (OHV) routes is one of the best ways to experience Colorado. Boulderstrewn, twisty, steep, and rutted paths reward determined explorers with uncommon and unforgettable landscapes, sightings of…

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Get Your Motor Runnin'

Exploring Montrose on two wheels You wake before the sunrise with Steppenwolf’s anthem about big motors, open highways, and wind-blown freedom turning over in your mind. Your big-displacement motorcycle awaits outside your hotel room door, still tucked in under its night cover. You pull on your…

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Free to Roam

Beauty, history, and choosing your own adventure Montrose, Colorado and Moab, Utah. Two vibrant western communities surrounded by a limitless world of outdoor recreation. These are places where the tie to public lands is palpable to even the casual visitor. The iconic Canyonlands, Arches, and Black…

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Walk of Life

Losing myself, finding life When I’m looking forward to an activity, meeting, etc., it’s not difficult to get motivated. My first hike date was no exception as I woke up feeling well-rested, enthusiastic, and ready for a refreshing summer trek with teammates. I should provide the back story on why…

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