The town of Montrose in Southwestern Colorado is best known to be surrounded by majestic mountain ranges, but deep within the town and surrounding area are other attractions that lie to be discovered. Head there now and enjoy these sights and activities.
Places to See
The Climbing Tree Children’s Museum – This is the perfect place for a family escapade. There are arts and crafts classes, libraries, theaters, kitchens, and recreational area that both kids and parents will enjoy. Spend a weekend here and see your kids ask for more.
Cimarron Railroad Exhibits – Here you can find old locomotives and trains that were once used in the Denver and Rio Grande Narrow Gauge Railroad. These locomotives were restored to show their actual appearance during their heyday, giving visitors how train transit was like in the early part of the 20th century.
Aquatic Center – This is a great place to enjoy various water activities. It features large indoor pools, water slides, and therapy pools. There are also classes offered here on swimming and scuba diving. On top of that, there are fitness classes and recreation centers here, making it a great place to become fit and active.
Things to Do
Ice Climbing – If you are visiting Montrose in winter, then you must definitely try ice climbing at the Black Canyon. Rappelling and managing pitches and boulders may be a lot of a challenge, but the breathtaking view at the top will be more than enough reward.
Taste Some Wines – There are several vineyards in Montrose and a visit to one of them will reward you with a great sceneries and fine tasting wines. Above that, it is a chance for you to connect with the small communities that comprise these vineyards.
Go Camping – There are camping sites in Black Canyon that are open all throughout the year. For just $12 per night, you can enjoy the great outdoors and be one with nature or you can extend your stay there for a week or two.