By Car -- Montrose is an hour's drive southeast of Grand Junction via U.S. 50, a 2 1/2-hour drive north of Durango via U.S. 550, and a 5 1/2-hour drive west of Colorado Springs via U.S. 50 through Salida and Gunnison.
By Plane -- The Montrose Regional Airport, 2100 Airport Rd. (tel. 970/249-3203; www.co.montrose.co.us), is off U.S. 50, 2 miles northwest of town. Regional airlines serving the town include American (tel. 800/433-7300), Continental (tel. 800/525-0280), Delta (tel. 800/221-1212), and United (tel. 800/241-6522).
Montrose lies along the east bank of the Uncompahgre River. Townsend Avenue (U.S. 50 and U.S. 550) parallels the stream; Main Street (U.S. 50 and Colo. 90) crosses Townsend in the center of town. Numbered streets extend north and south from Main.
Montrose Taxi (tel. 970/275-8965) provides local cab service. Car-rental agencies with outlets at the airport include Dollar (tel. 970/249-3770), Hertz (tel. 970/240-8464), National (tel. 970/252-8898), and Thrifty (tel. 970/249-8741).
Contact or stop at the Montrose Visitors and Convention Bureau, 1519 E. Main St. (P.O. Box 335), Montrose, CO 81402 (tel. 800/873-0244 or 970/252-0505; www.visitmontrose.net), or stop at the visitor center in the Ute Indian Museum.
Montrose Memorial Hospital, with a 24-hour emergency room, is at 800 S. Third St. (tel. 970/249-2211; www.montrosehospital.com). The post office is at 321 S. First St. Call the U.S. Postal Service (tel. 800/275-8777; www.usps.com) for hours and other information. For road conditions, call tel. 970/249-6282.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.