Montrose, CO rests at an elevation of 5,794 feet in the Uncompahgre Valley of Western Colorado. To our south is the high peaks of the San Juan Mountains, to the east are the high country of the Elk Mountains and the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. West of Montrose, CO raises the Uncompahgre Plateau, high at 10,000 feet this formation stretches westward toward the Utah border. To the north is the Grand Mesa; at 11,000 feet with three hundred lakes is a natural wonder.
Montrose, CO enjoys a mild climate with almost 290 days of sunshine every year, mild winters and summers. The average growing season for crops is about 150 days. Average high summer temperatures for June through September are in the high 80’s. Year around, Montrose, CO averages 9.53 inches of rain, with our wettest month of August. Winter low temperatures average in the high teens to the mid 20’s from November to March. February is our driest month year in and year out. Our climate is one of the best kept secrets that makes Montrose, CO enjoyable.