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.

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Partly cloudy. Lows overnight in the upper 30s.
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Partly cloudy. High 68F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph.
Chance of Rain
03/23 60%
Chance of Rain
Rain showers early with some sunshine later in the day. Thunder possible. High 57F. Winds SW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
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Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 64F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph.

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