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Outdoors & Activities


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Jeeping in the Uncompahgre Valley

If one were to take an off-road journey in and around the Uncompahgre Valley, it would begin just north of Delta in the expansive adobe badlands. Here, the dramatic desert foothills of Grand Mesa are connected by unmarked dirt trails...

The same geothermal activity that forced molten gold and silver into cracks in the bedrock of the San Juans is still active today.

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Image by Nick Dunlap
Image by Nick Dunlap

Black Canyon of

the Gunnison

National Park

The Uncompahgre Valley is surrounded by millions of acres of public land, but for sheer dramatic spectacle, the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is hard to beat.



Montrose Rec Center World-Class

The imposing yet quirky Rec Center with the water slide snaking out and then back into the building...

This river, which shares its name with the valley, has some of the finest tailwater fishing in the state...

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