Basecamp: Montrose

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Named after Sir Walter Scott’s novel A Legend of Montrose, the Denver & Rio Grande rail line reached the area in 1882. Montrose at that time served as the supply center for mining activity in the San Juan Mountains. In 1909, with the completion of the Gunnison Tunnel, (the first Bureau of Reclamation project), Montrose was transformed into an agricultural hub. Today, agriculture provides the economic foundation, however tourist and recreational opportunities have expanded and are a leading driver in the region.
 
Montrose makes your perfect basecamp before venturing into the San Juans or West Elk Mountains. From resupply and refresh to emergency medical services, Montrose makes the excellent destination or stop over on your adventure.
 

 
GMUG National Forest
 
BLM: Montrose
 
NPS: Black Canyon National Park
 
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday
08/14 20%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 89F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday
08/15 20%
Partly Cloudy
Some sun in the morning with increasing clouds during the afternoon. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 89F. ENE winds shifting to W at 10 to 15 mph.
Clear
Thursday
08/16 20%
Clear
Sunny along with a few clouds. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 89F. ENE winds shifting to NW at 10 to 15 mph.
Clear
Friday
08/17 20%
Clear
Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High around 90F. ENE winds shifting to NW at 10 to 15 mph.
 
 

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