Don’t let the winter weather keep you cooped up at home! Montrose has plenty of indoor winter activities that are great for families and kids. The Uncompahgre Valley has lots of outdoor activities in winter but sometimes you just don’t want to deal with the cold winter weather. These indoor winter activity options in Montrose will keep you warm and will keep the whole family entertained. They’ll also get you out of the house for some fun during winter!

Montrose Community Recreation Center swimming pool area and lazy river

Montrose Community Recreation Center

The Montrose Community Recreation Center is one of the most popular destinations for indoor winter activities and for good reason! The Montrose Recreation Center offers monthly and annual passes for individuals and families so you can go as much as you want. This recreation center in Montrose has been rated as one of the best recreation centers on the western slope of Colorado. It offers many sports activities such as a climbing wall, lap and leisure pools, racquetball, three gymnasium courts, a track, and a full fitness center. There are also other areas such as a game room, party rooms, an indoor playground, and a kid watch program. With all these different areas and the large indoor space, even if there are a lot of people, there is always something to do with plenty of room for everyone!


kids painting pottery at Amazing Glaze in Montrose, Colorado

Amazing Glaze

Maybe you want something a little less active and a little more artistic? Amazing Glaze in downtown Montrose has you covered! At Amazing Glaze, you can “relax, have fun, and paint pottery”. You can go in on your own time and have fun painting. They also have many adult’s and kid’s classes available. They rotate their inventory so there are always fresh, new pieces available. If you’re painting pottery, you can take as much time as you need and they’ll fire the pieces in their kiln when you’re ready. They can even ship your finished pieces to you!

Gold’s Gym

Gold’s Gym offers a huge variety of amenities and exercise equipment. Need to get in a good workout but also need someone to watch the kids? Gold’s Gym offers a Kid’s Club for gym members. You can leave your kids and workout with peace of mind knowing that the caregivers are watching over and entertaining your kids.


Magic Circle Players

Many people are surprised to learn that Montrose has great live theater performances. The Magic Circle Players are made up of many talented locals that put on performances of popular theater productions. You and your kids can even get involved and have the chance to be cast in upcoming performances! They are always looking for people for upcoming performances and welcome new talent, even if you are inexperienced. Maybe you don’t want to get involved, but you can still take your family to the theater and watch one of their performances. Whether you want to perform or just watch, the Magic Circle Players are sure to be a great indoor winter activity in Montrose.

Ute Indian Museum in Montrose, Colorado

Ute Indian Museum

Encompassing both indoor and outdoor learning spaces, the Ute Indian Museum offers a fun educational experience where your kids can learn about the history of the Montrose area and the people that first called the San Juan Mountains and the surrounding area their home. The museum was originally built near the land of Chief Ouray, a leader of the Uncompahgre tribe and his wife Chipeta. The museum includes the grave where Chipeta was buried after her death and a native plant garden. A gift shop in the museum includes authentic Native American turquoise, silver jewelry, beadwork, Ute pottery, and various children’s gifts and books.


Montrose Rose Bowl bowling alley

Montrose Rose Bowl

The Montrose Rose Bowl offers bowling, arcade games, and even now has indoor axe throwing if you’re feeling brave! With various activities and a selection of different food and drink options, the Rose Bowl is a great place to hang out with your family or a group of friends. They have party packages available and are even open for special hours during major holidays!


The reason I love Montrose is that it has a small-town vibe with a lot to offer. Whether your Real Estate search has you wanting to stay around Montrose or go on an adventure in the Western Slope mountains, you can “stay here and play everywhere”! Be sure to check out my blog for other things to do in Montrose! Looking to buy or sell real estate in Montrose? Contact me to learn how I can help!