Get away to Montrose! Enjoy the natural setting, hiking, and theater.

The city of Montrose serves as a hub for Western Colorado, being close to several of the region’s major attractions including national parks and cultural sites. Browse museum exhibits in town before venturing into the wilds where outdoor adventure awaits.

Find the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park just east of Montrose. The narrow and plunging canyon, through which the Garrison River flows, reaches depths of 2,700 feet (820 meters). Discover prime vantage spots at the granite rim and peer down into the canyon’s depths. During summer, the park attracts whitewater rafters, kayakers and rock climbers, while cross-country skiers and snowshoers come in winter to experience the quiet splendor of the snow-covered landscapes.

North of Montrose is the Grand Mesa, a lush and vast flat-topped mountain crisscrossed by hiking trails. Go horseback riding along the trails and, during winter, cross-country ski.

With so much nature beckoning you outside the city limits, it can be easy to overlook Montrose’s own delights. Stroll around Historic Downtown Montrose to discover independent shops, restaurants, galleries and brew pubs located within Victorian-era buildings. Look for public artworks on display as part of the Public Art Experience. Learn about local history at the Museum of the Mountain West, which displays artifacts including maps, clothing and furniture, and at the Montrose County Historical Museum, which is situated in the town’s old railway depot. The Ute Indian Museum offers insight into the culture and history of Colorado's longest continuous residents.

For more high-octane adventure in town, head for the Montrose Water Sports Park. Kayak, fly fish, paddleboard or go tubing on the Uncompahgre River.

For travelers who are less keen on outdoor adventure but still want to soak up the surrounding scenery, try scenic drives instead. Cruise along the San Juan Skyway, known as the “road to the sky,” to view 14,000-foot (4,000-meter) peaks and ancient Pueblo remains, or the Alpine Loop Back Country Byway for even more epic mountain scenery.

Montrose is a 70-minute drive southeast from Grand Junction. Renting a car is recommended as public transportation is minimal.

Known for

Hiking, Nature and Mountains

Top Hotels in Montrose

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Days Inn by Wyndham Montrose
2 out of 5
1417 E Main St, Montrose, CO
$71
per night
Sep 29 - Sep 30
3.5/5Good! (776 reviews)

Located in the heart of Montrose, this hotel is 3.1 mi (5 km) from Museum of the Mountain West and within 6 mi (10 km) of Bridges Golf & Country Club and Links ...

3.5/5Good! (776 reviews)

"Was sooo restaurant next door was very goodJIMMERS BBQ"…"

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2019

Days Inn by Wyndham Montrose
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Black Canyon Motel
2 out of 5
1605 E Main St, Montrose, CO
$65
per night
Oct 3 - Oct 4
4/5Very Good! (793 reviews)

Located in the heart of Montrose, this motel is 3 mi (4.8 km) from Museum of the Mountain West and 3.1 mi (5 km) from Bridges Golf & Country Club. Links At Cobble ...

4/5Very Good! (793 reviews)

"Very helpful and polite staff. Good breakfast selection. Attentive housekeeping staff."…"

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2019

Black Canyon Motel
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Super 8 by Wyndham Montrose
2 out of 5
1705 E Main St, 1/2 Mile West Of City Limits Of Hwy 50, Montrose, CO
$79
per night
Oct 17 - Oct 18
4.4/5Excellent! (746 reviews)

Situated in Montrose, this motel is 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Museum of the Mountain West and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Bridges Golf & Country Club. Links At Cobble Creek ...

4.4/5Excellent! (746 reviews)

"Very courteous and helpful! Property was very clean. Nice amenities!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2019

Super 8 by Wyndham Montrose

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