1. There’s Too Much To Do

It doesn’t matter if you want to spend money or not! Montrose, CO flat out offers too many activities for all different age ranges. It’s surrounded by hiking and biking trails, camping, rock climbing, 4-wheeling, lakes to go fishing in, historic museums to explore and brush up on knowledge about the town, the largest rec center on the Western Slope, painting studios, art galleries, local shopping, great antique stores, an awesome water park, playgrounds for kids, sidewalks and trails all over town to walk or run, water sports rental shops, neighbors up to famous ski slopes… the list just keeps going!


2. All 4 Seasons are so beautiful, it’s just annoying!

You don’t just get one or two seasons here in Montrose. You get all four seasons of spring, summer, fall and winter. The spring flowers are so overwhelming, that people from all over the United States travel here just to experience the blooming in our surrounding mountains. The summers can be so warm that boating or paddleboarding on our lakes are just too convenient and refreshing. The endless hiking trails are just too beautiful not to get out and explore. The fall is so beautiful that people travel hundreds, even thousands, of miles just to experience the electric yellows, oranges, and reds of leaves. And don’t get me started on winter! All that snow that makes the ski slopes scream your name is the worst.


3. The Hospital is rated too good

According to iVantage Health Analytics, Montrose Memorial Hospital is one of the best rated hospitals in the country. Seriously, though. Who really cares about their health and being around some of the best doctors and health care in the United States? Especially when you’re hospitalized, having attentive nurses and doctors who know what they’re talking about really isn’t a priority. Who do they think they are offering such great care that they are blowing the surveys out of the water? Ranked as one of the Top 100 hospitals nationwide… who do they think they are?

4. There’s too much community support

Why does Montrose, CO have so much community support? It’s almost like the people who live here care about each other and do so much just to give back. Between all the volunteering, donating, offering helping hands, and helping with making additions to our town, there’s always so much support from our community.

5. It neighbors up to a vast array of towns

Montrose cozies up to some of the coolest towns there are, making it such a convenient location for playing everywhere. For example, it’s about 45 minutes from Ouray, 30 minutes from Ridgway, an hour and 15 minutes from Telluride, 3 hours from Moab, UT, 3 hours from Durango… and so on and so forth. Telluride offers the famous Telluride Ski Slope and resorts, the intimate town of Ouray has been one of the best tourist destinations of the world for more than 100 years, Ridgway is the gateway to the San Juan Mountains and offers an awaiting experience of outdoor adventure, Durango offers the ski Purgatory Resort and the Durango Train as well as fly fishing, rafting, and more. Moab, Utah is the gateway to the famous red rock formations in Arches National Park and surrounded by Canyonlands.