Visit Montrose (Telluride), CO.

Traveling to the Telluride area is easy when you fly into Montrose Regional Airport. You’ll also be greeted with small mountain town charm—the terminal was redesigned in 1988 to include a fireplace centerpiece and a knotty-pine ceiling. You’ll feel as if you’re in a ski lodge when you deplane, echoing what many visitors are headed toward when they deplane in Montrose. Grab your rental car and get going—you’ll want to start your snow-dusted adventure immediately.

Montrose may be small, but its importance as a hub for snow-bound tourists during the winter months makes it a mighty little western Colorado burg. Visitors are welcome to explore the Montrose County Historical Museum to learn more about the town and the Museum of the Mountain West to discover how it fits into the rugged history of the western U.S. The area’s indigenous people are honored at the Ute Indian Museum; make sure to stop in to learn about Colorado’s earliest and longest consistent residents.

Mountain town charm is on full display in downtown Montrose. Modern construction intermingles with historic Victorian buildings. Artisan boutiques, antique shops, and eclectic art galleries dot the streets. Outdoor art installations are brought into town annually on loan and invite visitors to bundle up and take an exploratory stroll—stop by the visitor center for a map of which pieces are on display during your visit. Prefer to hit the road? There are a number of scenic drives to take around Montrose County, weather permitting.

Whether you plan to stay in Montrose or rent a car to drive the hour-and-a-half to Telluride, your seasonal adventure awaits. World-class skiing is perhaps the most common reason people find themselves in the Montrose area. If you’re not a fan of hitting the slopes to ski or snowboard, though, there’s still plenty else to do. Other winter sports options available in the area include fat-tire mountain biking, ice climbing, and snowmobiling. Still feeling snow-bound but want something more low-key? Try sleigh rides, sledding, hiking, or snowshoeing.

Book a flight on Southwest to start planning your snow-bound getaway. Southwest Airlines flies directly to Montrose (Telluride), CO, which makes it easy to plan your next ski slope adventure. Of course, having a memorable trip is about more than finding cheap flights to Montrose Regional Airport. Learn more about the Southwest® Experience and book your upcoming flight to Montrose (Telluride), CO.

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Things to do in Montrose.

Natural sites
  • Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
  • Gunnison Tunnel canal
  • San Juan Mountains
Winter adventure activities
  • Backcountry skiing
  • Horseback and sleigh rides
  • Ice climbing
Enriching outings
  • Historic Sheridan Opera House
  • Shavano Valley Rock Art Site
  • Telluride Town Park

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