Montrose

46°F
Current Population
20,001
Elevation Level
5808 ft

About Montrose

The city of Montrose is located in Western Colorado. It is the most populous city in Montrose County. The city made Outdoor Life magazine’s list of “Top 200 for Outdoorsmen” in 2010 because of variety of outdoor activities available.  

Montrose is a town full of history located on the Western Slope of the Rocky Mountains and is home to Black Canyon National Park. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy everything from hiking trails to rock climbing and playing a few rounds of golf. In the winter skiers, can make their way to Telluride for beautiful skiing located just 1.5 hours away from Montrose Regional Airport. After a busy day, outdoors, the entire family can enjoy shopping, dining, and art galleries along main street and around Montrose.

Explore Montrose

Entertainment & Culture

After a busy day outdoors, the entire family can enjoy shopping, dining, and art galleries along the main street and around Montrose.

Many towns on the Western Slope have histories that date back to the early days of the American West and have historic downtowns to go with it! Montrose has an impressive amount of historical buildings and over 500,000 artifacts from the late 1800s to the early 1900s! A must-stop for visitors who love Western history is the Museum of the Mountain West. There are many other museums and locations to explore for those eager to learn more about Western Colorado's rich history. 

 

  • Montrose Outdoor Activities include hiking Black Canyon National Park, birding, fishing and hunting. If you love to golf, visit the three beautiful courses Montrose has to offer. 

  •  Montrose Dining features 81 restaurants ranging from fast food to fine dining. They serve everything from your traditional hamburger to sushi. 

  • Montrose Lodging allows you to stay where you are comfortable. They offer a wide range of lodging options from camping and RV spots to upscale vacation rentals.

  •  Montrose County Historical Museum is located in the original Montrose railroad depot. It highlights early pioneer life, including horse-drawn farm machinery, vintage machinery and equipment and a life-size homesteader’s cabin. 

  • Museum of the Mountain West has over 500,000 artifacts of the Mountain West from 1880-1930. 

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Popular Restaurants

Montrose praises itself for having dining options for every taste, budget and style. You'll find options for families as well as quaint dining for two in and around Montrose. 

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Parks

The problem you'll run into when choosing an outdoor activity in Montrose is not that there isn't enough to do, but that there is too much!  Head to Black Canyon National Park for less crowds than other national parks and more hiking, camping, rock climbing, kayaking, and rafting. Make your way to Telluride for some of the best skiing in the country! Activities in Montrose can easily transition from summer to winter without skipping a beat.  Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy everything from hiking trails to rock climbing and playing a few rounds of golf.

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About the Community

Centennial Middle School

Summary
  • District Montrose County School District Re-1j
  • Phone (970) 249-2576
  • Address 1100 S 5TH ST
  • County Montrose County
  • Grade 06 - 08
  • Instructional Level Middle School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program Yes
  • Gifted and Talended Program Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator No
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct +1% to +5%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 640
  • Student Teacher Ratio 15

Columbine Middle School

Summary
  • District Montrose County School District Re-1j
  • Phone (970) 249-2581
  • Address 610 YORK ST
  • County Montrose County
  • Grade 06 - 08
  • Instructional Level Middle School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator No
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct +1% to +5%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 529
  • Student Teacher Ratio 16

Cottonwood Elementary School

Summary
  • District Montrose County School District Re-1j
  • Phone (970) 249-2539
  • Address 3500 WOODGATE RD
  • County Montrose County
  • Grade KN - 05
  • Instructional Level Elementary School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator Yes
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct No Change
  • Total Reported Enrollment 420
  • Student Teacher Ratio 20

Early Childhood Center

Summary
  • District Montrose County School District Re-1j
  • Phone (970) 249-5858
  • Address 900 COLORADO AVE # 4
  • County Montrose County
  • Grade PK - PK
  • Instructional Level
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten Yes
  • Kindergarten Yes
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program No
  • Elementary School Indicator No
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct No Change
  • Total Reported Enrollment 300
  • Student Teacher Ratio 27

Johnson Elementary School

Summary
  • District Montrose County School District Re-1j
  • Phone (970) 249-2584
  • Address 13820 6700 RD
  • County Montrose County
  • Grade KN - 05
  • Instructional Level Elementary School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator Yes
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct No Change
  • Total Reported Enrollment 570
  • Student Teacher Ratio 15

Montrose High School

Summary
  • District Montrose County School District Re-1j
  • Phone (970) 249-6636
  • Address 600 S SELIG AVE
  • County Montrose County
  • Grade 09 - 12
  • Instructional Level High School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement Yes
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator No
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct -1% to -5%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 1300
  • Student Teacher Ratio 19

Northside Elementary School

Summary
  • District Montrose County School District Re-1j
  • Phone (970) 249-2554
  • Address 528 N UNCOMPAHGRE AVE
  • County Montrose County
  • Grade KN - 05
  • Instructional Level Elementary School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator Yes
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct +1% to +5%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 360
  • Student Teacher Ratio 13

Oak Grove Elementary School

Summary
  • District Montrose County School District Re-1j
  • Phone (970) 249-6867
  • Address 62100 OAK GROVE RD
  • County Montrose County
  • Grade KN - 05
  • Instructional Level Elementary School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator Yes
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct -5% to -10%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 400
  • Student Teacher Ratio 16

Pomona Elementary School

Summary
  • District Montrose County School District Re-1j
  • Phone (970) 249-2514
  • Address 1045 S CASCADE AVE
  • County Montrose County
  • Grade KN - 05
  • Instructional Level Elementary School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program Yes
  • Gifted and Talended Program Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator Yes
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct +1% to +5%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 385
  • Student Teacher Ratio 16

Population, Weather and Economics

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Population

Population Details
  • Population 20,001
  • Population 5 Yr Projection 22,901
Households
  • Total Households 8,207
  • Households 5 Yr Projection 9,413
  • Average Size of Household 2.00
  • Households With Children 1,939

Climate & Weather

Summary
  • Annual Precip In 9.71
  • Avg Jan Low Temp 14.70
  • Avg Jul Low Temp 56.70
  • Avg Jan High Temp 36.50
  • Avg Jul High Temp 86.90
Indexes
  • Ozone Index 124
  • Air Pollution Index 83
  • Earthquake Index 81
  • Hail Index 13
  • Tornado Index 8
  • Wind Index 35

Economics

  • Housing Median Built Yr 1982
  • Maintenance and Insurance Cost 85
  • Health Care Cost 85
  • Transportation Cost 85