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!

Montrose Summer Sampler:

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park: Evening Astronomy Programs
Starting the first week in June, the Black Canyon greets stargazers every Wednesday and at the South Rim Campground Amphitheater starting at 7:30 pm. Price of admission is the entrance fee to the park. Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park Link
The Montrose Summer Music Series at the Black Canyon Golf Course, Montrose, Colorado

The shows are all Friday nights and FREE. Music will start around 6. The headliner will play at about 7PM. The audience will sit in the driving range area at Black Canyon Golf Course. Bring a blanket or chair and a picnic dinner if you want. Please no glass, cans, or alcohol. There will be food and beverage for sale. 1350 Birch St, Montrose, CO Website Link
Montrose FUNC Fest: July 14, 2018

Kayaks on the Uncompahgre in the Montrose Water Sports Park in Montrose, Colorado. This annual event brings locals and visitors to the Park in celebration and competition of water sports. Now in its 4th year, this years festival features live music starting at noon until 5:30pm. This event is open to boarders and white water enthusiasts of all skill levels. Don’t want to get wet? There is family fun, lots of food, music, and shade at the Riverbottom Park, 205 Apollo Road.
City of Montrose website link

Montrose FUNC Fest 2017:

Montrose County Fair and Rodeo: July 23- 28, 2018

“Bounty from our County 2018”
Visit the Fairgrounds at 1001 N 2nd Street and take in the sites and sounds of the Fair, from agricultural displays to lots of critters, the fair and rodeo is a July tradition in Montrose, Colorado.

Fair Schedule  Website Link

15th Annual Grin & Barrett Charity Ride: July 28, 2018

Celebrating 15 years, the Black Canyon Buttkicker Charity Ride supports patient wellness through San Juan Healthcare and the Caring Friends Fund. There are six ride options:
– 33 Mile Ride
– PG50 Mile Ride
– DH50 Mile Ride (Blue Mesa Dam to Hotchkiss)
– BC75 Mile Ride
– 115 mile Individual Alpine Bank Buttkicker Challenge
– 115 mile Team Alpine Bank Buttkicker Challenge
Website Link