About the Montrose Area

The Montrose Area is best known for outdoor activities and adventures, hunting, hiking, fishing, bicycling, and golfing.

Montrose is blessed with natural beauty for work and play. Besides having this natural beauty Montrose has a great educational system including a growing college, state-of-the-art airport, solid community and governmental leadership, all the events and amenities one could imagine, effective law enforcement, a robust economy, strong agricultural foundation, and some of the finest restaurants and retail shops anywhere. Our growing manufacturing community, as well as our many medical professionals and our health care infrastructure make Montrose one of the finest small communities around. 

A classic Colorado city, Montrose is where you go when you want to explore the rugged wilderness and enjoy recreational pursuits no matter the season. Picturesque, uniquely cultural and despite the soaring San Juan Mountains at its southern end ​Montrose is ​down-to-earth, it’s the kind of place where everything conspires to give you a good time outdoors: mild climate, diverse landscapes, clean alpine air. From its traveler-friendly trails and scenic byways to historic downtown, interactive museums and no-less-than three breweries on Main Street, this city is a welcome gateway to Colorado’s Western Slope.​ ​With the plummeting depths of the Black Canyon National Park just to the east, the towering and majestic San Juan Mountains to the south, the expansive Uncompahgre Plateau to the west, and lake-bejeweled Grand Mesa to the north, and an expansive water sports park right in the middle of town, Montrose is literally surrounded by an endless variety of prospects for exploration and adventure. Shake off the road at the Montrose Rec Center, the newest and largest recreational center on the Western Slope. Featuring a 5,000 sq ft, fully equipped weight room and fitness center, indoor walk/jog track, cool-water lap pool with a slackline and drop slide, warm water leisure pool with a lazy river, playground, and zero-depth entry beach, and two-story slide, and so much more. There is something for everyone! 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 local restaurants or brewpubs  Montrose is known as a manufacturing hub for outdoor products, with fly-fishing companies Ross Reels and Scott Fly Rods both located in Montrose since 1983 and 1993, respectively. In addition, Gordon Composites, maker of nearly 90 percent of the high-performance laminate material used in the bow-hunting industry, is located in Montrose.​ ​Colorado Yurt Company, maker of handcrafted yurts, tipis and rugged canvas wall tents, is also located in Montro​se. ​

​Population​: 19,132

Elevation5,807′

ZIP codes81401, 81402, 81403

Heres a nice video about Montrose:  https://youtu.be/Z9AKk4msbKA

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