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Black Canyon North Rim

Montrose Stories

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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History, Fast Forward

The Ute Museum's journey into the future As a child, Regina Lopez-Whiteskunk used to visit the Ute Indian Museum in Montrose with her family at least once a year. “There’s a big concrete tepee right outside the museum,” she says, “and there was some water that came up there. My parents made sure we…

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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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