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The 4th of July with “The Wild Bunch”

The Wild Bunch 4 Wheel Drive Club is a group of people dedicated to fun and adventure. This year over the 4th of July, we entered the Ouray parade with 9 members. Afterward, we took a trail ride up Engineer Pass to Animas Forks and back over California Pass, down Poughkeepsie Gulch and back to Ouray to enjoy the fireworks display.
Engineer Pass is part of the Alpine Loop, that runs from Ouray to Lake City [...]

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Out & About in Montrose Colorado

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The Montrose area is loaded with fun in every direction, accessible, and centrally located no matter what your interest. In the winter you can enjoy snowmobiling, ice fishing, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, and the Cerro Summit Winter Recreation Area, which is a 30-minute drive from Montrose. Telluride Ski Resort, Crested Butte Mountain and Powderhorn Mountain are the three closest downhill ski/snowboard resorts.

Locals and tourists alike enjoy the summer opportunities to hike, mountain bike, river raft and more! Other activities include horseback riding, camping, tennis, fishing, boating, water and jet skiing, 4X4 and off-roading, and golf.

Annual Events include a hot air balloon rally hosted by Montrose Events, the County Fair and Rodeo, Great American Summer Salute, and Best of the West Food Fest. Montrose boast twenty city parks which are beautiful no matter what time of year you enjoy them.

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Alpine Loop

The Alpine Loop:

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The Alpine Loop is part of the National Scenic Byway system, a selection of the country’s most scenic roads. It cover some 65 miles between the towns of Silverton, Ouray, and Lake City. Wherever you enter this loop, you are sure to be surrounded by the best the Colorado Rocky Mountains have to offer. For more information contact the Forest Service at 970-240-5300.

High Altitude Ballooning:

High Mountain BallooningTreat yourself and your someone special to a spectacular high mountain flight in a hot air balloon! Imagine the ground moving away as you take in the jaw dropping view of the San Juan Mountains. Breathtaking ride are followed by a special champagne toast to celebrate in true ballooning tradition. For more information on Colorado Hot Air Ballooning see: San Juan Balloon & Big Horn Balloon

olathe sweet corn festival

Olathe Sweet Corn Festival:

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The first festival was on a rainy day in August 1992. And guess what? More than 800 people showed up. Nowadays about 20,000 people come to the festival. And you know what they get to do? Eat all the sweet corn they want. In 1999, participants ate 70,000 ears of "Olathe Sweet" donated by the growers. Can you imagine how many people there were to eat that many ears of corn?


Once a year during the first weekend in August, the small town of Olathe, 10 miles north of Montrose, hosts over 20,000 visitors for the Sweet Corn Festival. All day (and most of the night) entertainment is provided, as well as vendors selling everything from peaches and ice cream to gift items, and of course, all the famous Olathe sweet corn you can eat. Call 323-6006 for more information!

Check out the Black Canyon Motel for a place to stay during the Festival.  Olathe Sweet Corn Festival Lodging

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