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
 

Freeze Warning

Issued:
4:03 AM MDT on October 15, 2018
Expires:
12:00 PM MDT on October 15, 2018
Clear
Monday
10/15 0%
Clear
Sunny. High 47F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear
Tuesday
10/16 0%
Clear
A mainly sunny sky. High 56F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday
10/17 10%
Partly Cloudy
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 53F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday
10/18 20%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. Slight chance of a rain shower. High around 55F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
 
 

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