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Montrose is a vibrant community of approximately 12,000 residents, located in southwestern Colorado, and considered the gateway to the Black Canyon National Park. Nestled in the Uncompahgre Valley, surrounded by high mountains and plateaus, Montrose offers scenic mountains and picturesque valleys, canyons, mesas, lakes and rivers and a myriad of outdoor recreational activities. Rafting, hiking, biking, fishing, four-wheeling, skiing - all this and more is available in Montrose. The famous Black Canyon of the Gunnison is a spectacular sight - its unique landscape was formed slowly by the action of water and rock scouring through the hard Proterozoic crystalline rock. No other canyon in North America combines such a narrow opening, sheer walls, and startling depths as that offered by the Black Canyon. Other attractions near Montrose include the Ridgway Dam and Reservoir, Grand Mesa and Ouray, a town located about 40 minutes south of Montrose that is nicknamed the "Switzerland of America." During the 4th of July weekend, balloonists from all over the country come to Montrose, where the clear, cool weather makes for an ideal spot for their special Balloon Affair event.

Surrounding areas: Olathe, Colorado (10.5 mi), Delta, Colorado (21.0 mi), Crawford, Colorado (21.2 mi), Ridgway, Colorado (23.3 mi), Hotchkiss, Colorado (23.8 mi), Cedaredge, Colorado (29.4 mi), Paonia, Colorado (31.0 mi)

Montrose Vacation Rentals

Montrose Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Best Western Red Arrow1702 E Main StMontrose, CO (800) 468-9323
Hampton Inn Montrose1980 N TownsendMontrose, CO (970) 252-3300
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites1391 S Townsend AveMontrose, CO (970) 240-1800
Montrose Comfort Inn2100 E Main StMontrose, CO (970) 240-8000
Montrose Days Inn1655 E Main StMontrose, CO (970) 249-3411
Montrose Super 8 Motel Inc1705 E MainMontrose, CO (970) 249-9294
Quality Inn And Suites2751 Commercial WayMontrose, CO (970) 249-1011
Riverwood Inn677 Hwy 50 NDelta, CO21.0 mi.(970) 874-5787
Comfort Inn-delta180 Gunnison River DrDelta, CO21.4 mi.(970) 874-1000
Super 8 Lodge373 Palomino TrailRidgeway, CO23.7 mi.(970) 626-5444
Comfort Lodge406 Hwy 133Hotchkiss, CO23.8 mi.(970) 872-2200
Howard Johnson Express Inn530 South Grand Mesa DrCedaredge, CO29.0 mi.(970) 856-7824

Montrose Weather & Climate

West-central Colorado has a four-season climate that is either semi-arid or alpine, depending on location. Places that are just a short distance apart can have different weather, depending on the topography of the area. Valley areas have a semi-arid climate, while the mountains have an alpine climate. The wettest season in western Colorado is usually winter, while June is the driest month. Summers are mild in the mountains, sometimes with a high of only around 60 degrees. F. Thunderstorms are possible, and sometimes cause the temperature to drop dramatically. At the higher elevations, winters are cold with lots of snow, but with abundant sunshine in between storms. Lower areas on western slope of the Rockies have hot summer temperatures similar to those on the plains. Winters are slightly cooler due to warming winds.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 36°F 14°F 0.54 in. -
February 43°F 20°F 0.37 in. -
March 53°F 28°F 0.74 in. -
April 61°F 35°F 0.78 in. -
May 71°F 43°F 1.00 in. -
June 82°F 51°F 0.59 in. -
July 86°F 56°F 0.99 in. -
August 84°F 55°F 1.10 in. -
September 76°F 47°F 1.06 in. -
October 64°F 36°F 1.07 in. -
November 48°F 25°F 0.88 in. -
December 37°F 16°F 0.59 in. -

Montrose Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Montrose Regional airport (MTJ) located about 2 miles northwest of Montrose, the Telluride Regional airport (TEX) located approximately 36 miles south of Montrose in Telluride, Colorado, the Gunnison Crested Butte Regional airport (GUC) located roughly 51 miles east of Montrose in Gunnison, Colorado, and finally Walker Field (GJT) located around 56 miles northwest of Montrose in Grand Junction, Colorado.

Montrose Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Fun JunctionGrand JunctionCO54.4 mi.
Water Parks
Butch Cassidy King World Water ParkMoabUT90.7 mi.
Golf Courses
Black Canyon Golf ClubMontroseCO 
Links at Cobble CreekMontroseCO 
Devils Thumb Golf ClubDeltaCO20.6 mi.
Fairway Pines Golf CourseRidgwayCO23.5 mi.
Deer Creek Village Golf CourseCedaredgeCO29.2 mi.
Ski Areas
TellurideTellurideCO37.5 mi.
Powderhorn ResortMesaCO49.6 mi.
Crested ButteCrested ButteCO55.1 mi.
AspenAspenCO75.3 mi.
Aspen HighlandsAspenCO75.3 mi.
SnowmassAspenCO75.3 mi.
TiehackAspenCO75.3 mi.
Sunlight Mountain ResortGlenwood SpringsCO79.8 mi.
PurgatoryDurangoCO83.1 mi.
Ski CooperLeadvilleCO100.6 mi.
Beaver CreekVailCO113.8 mi.
VailVailCO113.8 mi.
State Parks
Chipeta State ParkCO3.5 mi. 
Museum of Western ColoradoGrand JunctionCO54.4 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Dinosaur Valley MuseumGrand JunctionCO54.4 mi.(Science)

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