Introduction to Montrose, Colorado
Montrose, Colorado, in Montrose county, is 166 miles W of Colorado Springs, Colorado. The city is home to some 12,344 residents.
Montrose was officially incorporated on May 2, 1882. The community was named after a character in Sir Walter Scott's novel, "The Legend of Montrose." The Denver & Rio Grande railroad entered Montrose in 1882. This helped make Montrose an important regional shipping center. The construction of the Gunnison Tunnel in 1909 transformed Montrose into an agricultural hub.
Montrose and nearby Attractions
- Montrose Regional Library
- Montrose County Historical Museum
- Montrose Botanic Gardens
- Aquatic Center
- Montrose Golf Course
- Black Canyon National Park
Things To Do In Montrose
To learn more about the regional history and culture, one can visit the Ute Indian Museum or the Montrose County Historical Museum. The Montrose Plaza Shopping Center offers excellent entertainment opportunities. In addition, one can also spend a day at the Montrose Botanic Gardens, the Aquatic Center, Grand Mesa or the Gunnison national forests. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Montrose Golf Course.
Montrose Regional Airport is the nearest airport.
Montrose Higher Education
Higher educational opportunities are provided by Mesa State College and the Western State College of Colorado.