Hiking has taken us to new places, provided unimaginable sights and experiences. It has given us an entire new world of adventure. We’ve learned about how to get the most out of hiking, where to hike, and share this knowledge with you.
Montrose, Colorado is strategically situated to some of the greatest hiking and adventure destinations in the world. From the mountains to the canyons, we get to experience it all. Jessica says that mountains talk and canyons listen. We have talked to the mountains and listened to the canyons. Join us on the trail as we share our stories, experiences, and hiking tips with you. Here are some tips on adventure planning.
We joined our community hiking club which was the start of our many journeys and adventures. Because of our interest in photography we were able to capture countless images from each hike and every adventure. Our images are featured in the Gallery, throughout the web site, and in blog posts.
Our hiking is focused in the mountains of southwest Colorado and in the canyons of southern Utah and broken down as follows:
Montrose, Colorado makes it easy for us to access a wide variety of trails and scenic destinations in southwest Colorado. The Colorado San Juan mountain range is located just south of us affording easy access to over 100 hiking trails near the historic towns of Ouray, Telluride, and Silverton.
Crested Butte is a short journey to the east opening even more great hikes and adventure opportunities. Montrose is adjacent to the Black Canyon of the GunnisonNP, the Uncompahgre Plateau, and the Grand Mesa. These destinations offer an abundance of great hiking opportunities.
Check out our hiking videos.
The Colorado Plateau centered in the Four Corners region of the southwestern United States is close by and is an easy trip just adjacent to our Montrose. It contains the largest concentration of National Parks and National Monuments in the country.
Colorado National Monument with its many attractions and hiking trails is located in Grand Junction and only 70 miles away. The good news is that the numerous hiking trails in the Grand Valley allow us opportunities to hike during the winter.
We quickly learned about the easy access to Arches, Canyonlands, San Rafeal Swell, Grand Staircase – Escalante, Cedar Mesa, and Capitol Reef. These areas provide wonderful hikes and great opportunities for photography. Check out our Adventure Guide for information on these areas to plan your adventures and vacation trips to these destinations.