Living Here

Living Here2021-03-18T15:06:23+00:00


Colorado’s West End provides the perfect balance of for life, work and play.

From a low cost of living to endless recreation opportunities to business incentives – The West End truly is the perfect place to call home for your family and your business.

It offers a connection to nature, waking up to hear the birds chirp, abundant public lands on which to find endless adventures, breathtaking views and a slow pace you won’t find in many modern communities.

No matter what age you are, the West End has activities for you. Such programs include 4H, horsemanship, hunter safety, bicycling clubs, gardening clubs and much more! Our annual events provide numerous ways to get to know the community as well. Some of these events are our Parade of Lights, Water Days, Mountain to the Desert Bike Ride, and Jeep tour.

In addition, the area offers two school districts with renowned pre-kindergarten to 12th-grade education.

Come check out the West End. You won’t be sorry.

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Recreate all year long.

The region sits within a high desert climate, characterized as semi-arid which allows for retreating in the outdoors all year long. Historically, the region has recorded an average of 12.59 inches of annual precipitation. The average maximum temperature of the warmest month (July) is 86.9° F, with the average minimum temperature of the coldest month (January) being 25.6°

The West End  is located in a spectacular location to take advantage of local resources. Whether you’re interested in hiking, mountain and road biking, rock climbing, jeeping and OHV excursions, equestrian sports, shooting sports, rafting, hunting and fishing, winter sports, or exploring what we have to offer, you will find it all here. 

  • West End Trails Alliance: All the trails in one location! Excellent resource for finding your perfect trail!
  • Unaweep-Tabeguache Scenic By-Way: The best 2-hour drive in Colorado! It doesn’t matter which direction you drive – the beauty of the #2 Ranked Scenic By-Way in Colorado is unparalleled. See fascinating sites such as the “Hanging Flume,” the “Driggs Mansion” and dinosaur tracks! 
  • Rimrocker Trail: Consisting of 160 miles of dirt and fun, this off-road trail starts in Montrose, CO and ends in Moab, UT. 
  • Uncompaghre Plateau – US Forest Service: Includes information on hiking, biking, climbing, camping, OHV’s, and other resources on enjoying the unique beauty of the Plateau. 
  • San Miguel River – BLM: Includes information and maps on boating the river. 
  • Dolores River – BLM : Includes information on river access and use, including floating, camping, and maps.
  • Montrose West Recreation: Montrose West Recreation (MWR) provides the West End with a variety of recreatioal opportunities for adult, youth and families. MWR also offers a Bicycle Maintenance and Mountain Bike Check-Out Program, for those 17 years-old and younger. Bike check outs are free with a parent or guardian compeltion of necessary release and responsibilty forms.
  • Hunting- Colorado Parks & Wildlife: Includes information on local hunting.

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