Montrose Barns (Panorama)
At 1770m above sea level Montrose Colorado is a gateway to the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park found to the east of the town. In the winter, it is a transportation hub for ski areas of the San Juan Mountains to the south with tourist and recreation opportunities are important to the regional economy.
Montrose was incorporated on May 2, 1882 and named after Sir Walter Scott's novel A Legend of Montrose. The Denver & Rio Grande railroad was built west toward Grand Junction and reached Montrose later in 1882 making the town an important regional shipping center.
SKILL LEVEL: Medium, designed for the person that likes a challenge, but does not want to be too challenged.