"Home of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison" Montrose by KiKitC

Montrose Travel Guide: 15 reviews and 49 photos

Too many things to see...

Montrose, Colorado is the home of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison. In town for a Land Rover rally, we arrived a day early. The entrance to the Black Canyon was just six miles down the road...worth seeing.

See my page for...Black Canyon of the Gunnison

Montrose is also home to the Ute Indian Museum...which sits on the land that was once the homestead of Chief Ouray and his wife Chipeta...champions of the Native American people's cause. The museum pays great tribute to these great souls...see my "Things to do" tips.

We stayed in Montrose for five days, heading out to trails in all directions...into various terrains and adventures. We headed South towards Ouray, and hit trails on the Alpine Loop and into Yankee's Basin..
Trails north towards Grand Junction offered a peek into the desert, arch region on Utah's border...

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Centrally located for many off road adventures
  • Cons:?????
  • In a nutshell:A fantastic starting point for many adventures...
  • Last visit to Montrose: Aug 2007
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Feb 20, 2010 at 8:16 AM

    Montrose is so lovely! You two are quite the adventurer's. Some wonderful tips and photographs. I enjoyed the tour!

  • hopang's Profile Photo
    Nov 29, 2009 at 11:14 AM

    Lovely Montrose travel page with wonderful photographs. Ute Indian Museum certainly sounds wonderful and interesting to visit. Thanks for the virtual tour. ~ho & pang

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Nov 24, 2009 at 2:00 PM

    Another great page on a little place!

  • MD2nd's Profile Photo
    Oct 16, 2009 at 11:14 PM

    Beautiful page! Very helpful tip on altitude adjustment! Thanks!

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Sep 20, 2009 at 10:34 AM

    It seems you really enjoyed the things Montrose had to offer, other than a bit of altitude!

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Mar 24, 2009 at 3:19 AM

    Hello, Christine ! Thanks for your guidance!

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Oct 22, 2008 at 12:09 PM

    A lot different to the Montrose I know! Stunning opening picture too!!

  • sourbugger's Profile Photo
    Apr 29, 2008 at 2:42 PM

    quite absorbing. hi. by the way !

  • goutammitra's Profile Photo
    Apr 8, 2008 at 4:26 AM

    Another great page! and yes I love your Red!! We had one 1956 model Rover 4*4 wheel. It was great to drive but a gas guzzler. But now Indian scenario is changing we may see Land rovers again made in India!

  • pbannister's Profile Photo
    Jan 4, 2008 at 10:22 AM

    Went Jan 2008. Wait staff prompt & helpful. Food disappointing. Ordered 15oz sirloin. Salad warm & wilted. Fries not the best. Too much gristle in the steak & not cooked properly (no real carmelization).


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