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
 

Fire Weather Warning

Issued:
4:30 AM MDT on June 23, 2018
Expires:
9:00 PM MDT on June 23, 2018
Clear
Saturday
06/23 0%
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A good deal of sunshine. High near 90F. ESE winds shifting to WNW at 10 to 20 mph.
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Sunday
06/24 0%
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A mainly sunny sky. High 82F. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph.
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Monday
06/25 0%
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Sunny skies. High around 90F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph.
Clear
Tuesday
06/26 0%
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Sunshine. High 97F. ENE winds shifting to NW at 10 to 15 mph.
 
 

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