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The self-described "Home of the Black Canyon" sits amid glorious surroundings, but it’s otherwise a sleepy little town with a small historic center and a collection of truck stops, strip malls, and big-box stores along its outskirts. Montrose also has a small airport that’s a major gateway for skiers heading to Telluride and Crested Butte. Montrose is perfectly placed for exploring the Black
Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and Curecanti National Recreation Area to the east, the San Juan Mountains to the south, Grand Mesa to the north, and the spectacular Uncompahgre National Forest to the southwest.
The northern escarpment of Mesa Verde to the south and the volcanic blisters of La Plata Mountains to the west dominate the views around sprawling...
Creede, a flash-in-the-pan silver town, was known in its heyday as Colorado’s rowdiest mining camp. When silver was discovered here in 1889...