Best Places within 100 Miles from Montrose to Explore This Summer
Raised in Colorado, I Love Our State. It is filled with the most beautiful places to explore.
No matter where you go, there is beauty to be found. Take off and go 100 miles in any direction from Montrose, and you will find the most breathtaking mountains, gorgeous rivers and the most unique places to explore. (Ok, maybe a few extra miles) But who's counting when you're having fun.
If you are looking to Stay Here and Play Anywhere, Here are some idea starters for you.
Exploring Mesa Verde National Park
These stunning cliff dwellings are one of the best-preserved sites in the U.S. Yet, Decades of excavation and analysis still leave many unanswered questions, A Sacred place for over 700 years
Riding thru beautiful Moab, Utah
I am so jealous when I see friends out celebrating life in Moab. Always showing off on their Bikes, ATVs and side by sides. I can't honestly tell you about my experience. But my friends live in GJ and are there every other weekend. SO it's gotta be good.
Enjoy the beauty of Crested Butte
Summer or Winter, Crested Butte is a place to go and hide out for a while. Skiing on fresh powder with cold nights around the fire with friends or wait until Summer and enjoy many of their equestrian activities, from hayrides and sleigh ride dinners to fully equipped days on horseback.
Sunsets in Arches National Park, Utah
Landscape like no other. Colors and Textures that will blow your mind. They say it's
"A Red Rock Wonderland that will inspire with its sunsets." I think you will agree.
Forest Hikes thru Great Sand Dunes National Park
Sand Sledding, Forest Hiking and Two different backpacking experiences are available
Experience #1. There are seven designated sites along the Sand Ramp Trail and 20 non-designated sites in the Dunes Backcountry. Backpacking permits are available year-round. Come spend the night in solitude.
Experience #2. Along the Sand Ramp-Trail you'll find the perfect getaway. experience a multitude of landscapes with views of the dunes along the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.
River Rafting & Kayaking in The Gunnison Gorge
One of the most unique rafting and kayaking experiences in the country. Find yourself daydreaming in the wilderness while camping and fishing the beautiful waters of the Gunnison Gorge.
Floating or Fly Fishing on The Uncompahgre River
Locals and visitors enjoy hanging out on the Uncompahgre River. Near the river’s mouth in Montrose, rafting and kayaking are the most popular boating activities.
Also book a guided fly-fishing tour with your friends. I did that last year with two old friends. A Very cool weekend had by all.
In Ouray you'll find more Kayaking, rafting, paddle boarding, canoeing, and tubing on the Uncompahgre.
There is nothing so American as our national parks. ... It is, in brief, that the country belongs to the people, that it is in process of making for the enrichment of the lives of all of us.
— President Franklin D. Roosevelt
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