Make Montrose, Colorado your “Base Camp” and explore: visit a ghost town, ride a horse, visit a winery, check out local produce at a “Farmers’ Market,” visit an Arts and Crafts Festival, take in a local museum, go on a mine tour, camp at the Black Canyon National Park, take a downtown walking tour, try a local craft beer,  watch a rodeo, climb a fourteener, fish the Gunnison Gorge, ride your mountain bike on the Uncompahgre Plateau, and take in a round of Golf!   Montrose has Your Action!

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Ride Montrose

The Montrose area has multiple options for the bike rider, from the heights of the Uncompahgre Plateau to the pinion- sagebrush of the Gunnison Gorge NCA . . .
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Paddle the Uncompahgre

The Uncompahgre River is born in the northwestern San Juan Mountains above the town of Ouray. In it's 75 mile length, it . . .
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Hike: Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP- South Rim

The South Rim of the Black Canyon National Park is easily accessible from Highway 50 just east of Montrose. South Rim Hiking: Both the South Rim and North Rim offer two types of hiking trails, inner canyon (which require planning and permitting) . . .

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Fish the Uncompahgre River

From just to the side of Red Mountain Pass, the flow of the River, Uncompahgre 75 miles to the North and Northwest to confluence with the Gunnison River South of the Delta. . .
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Uncompahgre Wilderness Area

Known for it’s jagged peaks and high alpine tundra, the Uncompahgre Wilderness area is located to the south-west of Montrose. This northern San Juan Mountain wilderness contains a series of north/south drainages . . . Dig Deeper