Located on the Western Slope of the Colorado Rockies, historic Montrose, Colorado is an outdoor adventure paradise. The population is just under 20,000 and is steadily growing. Here are just a few great reasons to call Montrose home:
- Historic Downtown Montrose
- Black Canyon National Park
- Montrose Water Sports Park
- Great Weather
- Local Airport
- Winter Sports
1. Historic Downtown Montrose
Downtown Montrose is filled with historic buildings and plenty of shopping, brewpubs, and dining options. Galleries, public art, and museums offer varied and interesting cultural experiences. A great way to connect with your neighbors is through the many community events and festivals in downtown Montrose. There are several parks, bike paths, and plenty of public parking.
2. Black Canyon National Park
Montrose offers easy access to Black Canyon National Park, with dozens of locations available for camping, hiking, and rock climbing year-round. Black Canyon National Park is known for incredible scenery, stunning rock formations, and remote wilderness. Designated as a dark skies park the nighttime view of the Milky Way is a must see! Montrose is also surrounded with scenic byways for photography enthusiast and trails for bikes and off-road adventures. Fishing is a major pastime for residents and visitors alike, and river rafting is excellent for cooling off in the summer.
3. Montrose Water Sports Park
The Montrose Water Sports Park near downtown offers water adventure for everyone. The facilities are designed for easy access, one of the few water parks in the United States rated as ADA compliant. The park offers water adventure from wading to expert level kayaking and has picnic locations and terraced areas for viewing the activities.
4. Great Weather
Montrose has a great climate with ample sunshine and reasonably comfortable temperatures. The warmer months of June through September average daytime highs in the upper seventies with cooler nights. The winter season from December to March averages highs in the mid-forties.
5. Local Airport
Montrose Airport offers flights to many major cities and is currently served by Allegiant, American, Delta, and United Airlines. Regular connections to major hubs on both coasts means easy access to and from Montrose for you and your guests.
6. Winter Sports
Winter sports abound with cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the Black Canyon wilderness. Ski resorts are within easy driving distance. Telluride is ninety minutes south, and Crested Butte is 90 miles to the east. Montrose typically experiences a bit less precipitation than the surrounding high terrain, so a day trip for skiing and other winter sports allows access to plenty of snow without having to continually dig out when you’re ready to head out your front door.
Living in the Montrose area offers easy access to all the amenities and activities you desire while being entirely surrounded by the Western Colorado wilderness. There is a strong sense of community for area residents living and raising families in beautiful Montrose. The Gleason Team loves living in Montrose, and can help guide you in finding the perfect spot to call home! Whether you are looking for a new house, a lot to build your dream home, or open space for your family and horses, Montrose has something for everyone.