Year round service by United Express operated by Skywest to Denver. Summer service is provided by Continental Airlines to Houston, American Airlines to Dallas and Delta Airlines to Salt Lake City. Winter service expands to Houston and Newark operated by Continental Airlines, service to Dallas and Chicago with American Airlines, and Delta Airlines to Atlanta and Salt Lake City.
Just a little over 2 hours south of Montrose, this is one of the most amazing places I have ever visited. "The Ancestral Puebloans inhabited Mesa Verde for more than 700 years (550 A.D. to 1300 A.D.), but for the first six centuries, they primarily lived on the mesa tops. It was not until the final 75 to 100 years that they constructed and lived in the cliff dwellings for which Mesa Verde is known." (Source National Park Service). This is a place not to be missed.
Curecanti National Recreation Area surrounds Blue Mesa Reservoir, Colorado's largest body of water. The lake is the largest Kokanee Salmon fishery in the U.S. Activities include fishing, boating, hiking, bird-watching, to name a few.
National Park Service site with lots of information about America's newest national park. Chock full of pictures and webcam views, a printable travel guide and information about Curecanti National Recreation Area surrounding Blue Mesa Reservoir.
“Big enough to be overwhelming, still intimate enough to feel the pulse of time, Black Canyon of the Gunnison exposes you to some of the steepest cliffs, oldest rock, and craggiest spires in North America. With two million years to work, the Gunnison River, along with the forces of weathering, has sculpted this vertical wilderness of rock, water, and sky.” (Source: National Park Service Website
"The museum lies on the original 8.65-acre homestead owned by Chief Ouray and his wife, Chipeta.Built in 1956 and expanded in 1998, the museum offers one of the most complete collections of the Ute people.
The grounds include the Chief Ouray Memorial park, Chipeta's Crypt, and a native plants garden. Recently renovated and expanded, the museum now includes the Montrose Visitor Information Center, gallery space, classrooms, and a museum store."(Source:Colorado Historical Society)
"The Montrose Water Sports Park (WSP), consisting of 1,000 feet of river, is one of the largest in the state of Colorado and one of the few in the U.S. to be accessible by ADA standards. The park was designed with all citizens in mind – from ankle waders to expert kayakers. It is located in Riverbottom Park, a branch of Montrose’s Clifford E. Baldridge Regional Park complex, and includes six drop structures. The WSP has a gradient of 11 feet for 1/5 miles, supporting a leisurely run with natural obstacles..."(Source:City of Montrose)
"Celebrated for its culture, heritage and spectacular scenic beauty, Telluride, Colorado, is recognized for its unrivaled recreational opportunities. In the winter, world-class Telluride Ski Resort boasts powder-filled bowls in which to ski, snowboard and enjoy awe-inspiring mountain views. Come summer, the resort transforms into a North American icon of music and events—home to world-famous festivals, including the Mountainfilm in Telluride, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Telluride Jazz Celebration and Telluride Film Festival. In addition to the summer festival calendar, camping, hiking, biking, flyfishing, rafting, Jeeping and other outdoor activities are popular. A free gondola provides easy year-round travel in the area."(Source:Telluride Colorado Website)
"There are few places remaining that can be called a true Colorado ski town. Crested Butte is considered a holdout, retaining its small town charm and the adventurous soul that it has always had. Whether you are visiting for the first time or returning, you immediately feel a difference that sets Crested Butte apart from other mountain locations. With no traffic lights or chain stores and people who openly celebrate life every day, the genuine nature of the community and the pristine surroundings immediately capture you. Here, your time isn't just about a visit to ski an incredible mountain. It's about being away from your other world, finding adventure in an unspoiled setting surrounded by majestic peaks, wide valleys, and being connected to the culture and lifestyle that is Crested Butte."(Source: Crested Butte Website)
Natural Mineral Hot Springs, nestled at the foot of the San Juan Mountains.. Open 7 days a week, year round. Located only 6 hours west of Denver and 1 1/2 hours south of Grand Junction. Our main attraction is "The Pond", a 40' wide 5' deep natural spring-fed hot pool. Clothing optional areas. Sauna, Island Waterfall Pond offers stunning views, Smokers Pond, two private indoor soaking tubs, and an Indoor pool. Massage is offered in two beautful yurts.
We offer some of the best lodging around. We have 49 cozy hotel rooms which includes suites and Jacuzzi suites. Guests also enjoy a complimentary deluxe breakfast. Reserve your hotel room online or call us today 800-348-3495!
A first class, 122 room lodging facility including 25 suites, featuring an indoor-outdoor pool/spa, exercise room, five conference/meeting rooms, micro-pub and complimentary continental breakfast. 95% non-smoking. Guest laundry. Pets welcome. 1391 S. Townsend, 970-240-1800 or 800-HOLIDAY.
Delta County School District is unconditionally committed to serving the needs of students, parents, and the citizens of Delta County. The following is our vision for success in the areas of relationships, school culture, students, facilities, and leadership.
The mission of Durango School District 9-R, an innovative educational system committed to excellence, is to ensure each student develops the skills and attributes for lifelong learning and has the ability to compete and contribute in the global community, by guaranteeing equitable educational opportunities in a safe and healthy environment.
Telluride Schools are known for exemplary K-12 programs and high student achievement. The Telluride test scores on the Colorado Student Achievement Program (CSAP) are consistently among the highest in the state.
As a dynamic service agency, the Colorado Department of Education provides leadership, resources, support, and accountability to the state's 178 school districts, 1,780 schools, and over 130,000 educators to help them build capacity to meet the needs of the state's over 840,000 public school students.
Founded in 1925, Colorado Mesa University, in Grand Junction,Co. is a comprehensive regional public higher education institution offering liberal arts, professional, and technical programs at the master's, bachelor's, associate, and certificate levels.
Located at the base of the beautiful San Juan Mountains, the Montrose Campus of Colorado Mesa University provides access to a variety of associate and bachelor degree programs in a scenic, smaller community campus setting.
Western State Colorado University was established in 1901. It was the first college on Colorado's Western Slope and is the fourth oldest public college in the state. It is located in Gunnison, Co.
“ Western offers a private college experience at an affordable cost, deep in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. We deliver a full, 4-year liberal arts curriculum with graduate programs, but it’s much more than that. With an average class size of just 17 students, professors will handcraft your education to fit your interests and prepare you for a career.”(Source: Western State CU Website)