If you are in the mood for adventure, consider lodging accommodations at a bed and breakfast in Montrose, Colorado for your next vacation. Montrose, CO is home to the incredible Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. Founded in 1882, but settled much earlier, the Montrose area was occupied by the Southern Ute tribe of Native Americans (visit the Ute Museum). The 7-mile Gunnison Tunnel, an astonishing engineering feat, brought water from the Gunnison River Canyon to the now fertile and lush Uncompahgre Valley in 1909. (See movie at the visitor center). Located at the intersection of Route 50 and 550 in Southwest Colorado, Montrose is surrounded by the San Juan Range, the Cimarrons, and the Uncompahgre Plateau. An agricultural and tourist center, the city is central to the National Park, Ouray Hot Springs, Grand Mesa (forests, lakes, fishing, hiking, biking, skiing and snowmobiling). Take the gondola ride to Telluride Mountain Village. Ridgway State Park and Reservoir, just minutes south, is a very large and scenic newer state-of-the-art park. Numerous 4WD trails wait to be explored. Montrose Municipal Airport handles large planes with junkets from major cities, bringing in skiers. As a welcome alternative to a Montrose, CO hotel, stay at a member of Bed and Breakfast Innkeepers of Colorado, where you’ll enjoy home cooking and friendly hospitality. Now a bustling city of around 20,000, Montrose’s historic downtown and newer south Rte 550 commercial developments attract surrounding communities coming to the numerous stores and fine restaurants. Let us be your hosts.