• 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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Things to Do

Oh, the possibilities! People who have lived in Montrose for a lifetime often delight in discovering new places and activities they never knew existed – right in their own back yard. If locals can enjoy a lifetime of amazing discoveries in Western Colorado, we’re confident that you can find plenty to enjoy for an extended stay in Montrose, and return trips for years to come. 

Montrose has often been described as the "Hub of Western Colorado" because it includes an unbelievably vast selection of outdoor and indoor activities. Thus the slogan “Stay here. Play everywhere.” 


With the enticing Black Canyon National Park just to the east, the majestic San Juan Mountains to the south, the Uncompahgre Plateau to the west and Grand Mesa to the north, Montrose is literally surrounded by thrilling opportunities for exploration, adventure, and sight-seeing.

Its location on the doorstep of the Black Canyon makes Montrose the perfect place to start exploring. In the summer the beautiful National Park offers plentiful options for hiking, biking, rafting, kayaking and expert level rock climbing. In wintertime, the canyon takes on a whole new look that can be viewed in its quiet magnificence by adventurers on snowshoes and cross country skis. 

Plan your visit to include as much variety as you wish. Begin the day with a scenic drive or an exhilarating wilderness trek, throw in some cultural sites or a round of golf, and finish the day at one of our four local brew pubs. Families can keep boredom at bay by mixing in a little something for everyone, including shopping, fishing, biking, photography, camping, swimming, motor sports, and more.

Get your trip planning started by taking a virtual trip to Montrose using the sampler platter of information shown below. However, please accept our invitation to stray beyond the well-known attractions and unearth an adventure that is uniquely your own.


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