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
 
Clear
Tuesday
12/11 0%
Clear
Sunny. High 46F. Winds light and variable.
Snow Showers
Wednesday
12/12 70%
Snow Showers
Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours will give way to occasional snow showers in the afternoon. High 38F. WNW winds at 5 to 10 mph, increasing to 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 70%.
Clear
Thursday
12/13 0%
Clear
Sunny. High 33F. Winds light and variable.
Clear
Friday
12/14 0%
Clear
Mainly sunny. High around 40F. Winds light and variable.
 
 

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