Whether you are just passing through Montrose or spending a few days here, you will find lots of interesting things to do around and in this city. With its eclectic mix of museums, art galleries, restaurants, bars, and shops, Montrose is a unique Colorado destination. When you stay at 1ST Interstate Inn, you will have easy access to some of the best attraction sites in the city. Some of them include the following:
The Museum of the Mountain West is a treasure trove of ancient artifacts associated with the history of the west. This museum resulted from the lifelong obsession of Richard E. Fike who collected historic western keepsakes. It is open from Tuesday through Saturday from 9.30am to 4.00pm. The museum showcases a series of reconstructions of stores and shops of an old town that dates back to the 1800s. Some of the exhibits include cash stores, school, hotel, medical practices, residence, a saloon, and railroad depot.
In the past, the Ute and Arapaho Indians followed a specific scenic trail when moving from their summer locations in the mountains to stay in the warmer low-lying valleys during winter. Today, outdoor lovers can follow these footsteps while exploring the Ute Trail in Montrose. This four-mile trail is easy and ideal for families that want to enjoy wonderful views of the alpine tundra. The area has wild flowers and a selection of wildlife like coyotes, elk, and different raptors.
The Montrose Water Sport Park is located in Riverbottom Park in a 1,000-foot stretch of the river. The facility offers a day of fun for water lovers of all abilities and ages. The park is made up of six drop structures that are perfect for a leisurely family kayak. There is also a beach area and wading section, and a terraced spectator area for those who do not want to get wet. Apart from having lots of fun in the river, people can also enjoy hiking or walking along the networked trails, disc golf, picnicking, ball fields, and a beautiful playground for the younger visitors.
The Montrose Farmer’s Market is open to all visitors who want to meet the local producers and farmers at the Saturday Farmer’s Market. During peak summer season, people can buy a large selection of locally growth, fresh fruits and vegetable, while most of the time the market has a variety of home-made goodies like eggs, pickles, jams, honey, cheeses, freshly baked pies, and locally raised poultry and meats. You can also buy home-made soaps, portions, lotions, and local artisan crafts. The market is open all year round and it holds a special X-mas Market in November and December.
Covered Bridge Ranch is a 300-acre family-owned wildlife refuge and tree farm that hosts several family events every year. The ranch is located at the base of the San Juan Mountains close to Montrose. Some of the animals you can see at the ranch include sheep, goats, alpacas, long-horn cattle, Clydesdale horses, and a small donkey called Abe. The ranch has a gift shop where people can purchase a range of locally made décor items and gifts.
Because of its appealing beauty and rich history, Montrose is one of the vibrant cities that lures travelers and locals alike. The city has lots of fun and entertaining things to do for everyone regardless of age. When you stay with us at 1ST Interstate Inn, you can explore this fun city with ease and have lots of unforgettable memories that will have you coming back to Montrose for more.