Hotel at a Glance: Red Arrow Inn & Suites
You'll be within a short drive of outdoor adventure in the western Colorado Rockies—including the awe-inspiring Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park—when staying at the Red Arrow Inn & Suites. First opened in the 1950's, the inn's name pays homage to the area's native Ute Tribe. Visitors can learn more about the Ute Tribe at the Ute Indian Museum five miles south of town.
- Distance from Black Canyon: 12 miles
- Comfortable accommodations: Guest rooms come with a flat-screen TV, free WiFi, and either a balcony or a patio.
- Paraben-free bath products: Bathrooms include Sister Sky shampoo, body cream, and conditioner that are infused with hibiscus, willow bark, and other botanicals.
- Wide open spaces: The inn sits on two acres of green space with a seasonal outdoor pool, fire pit, and 100-year-old willow.
- Free farm-fresh breakfast: eggs from Kinikin Egg Farm, freshly baked cherry and apple turnovers, sausage, biscuits and gravy, and Seattle's Best Coffee
- Freebies: Freshly baked chocolate chip cookies, hot coffee, and fruit-infused water are always available in the lobby.
- Award winner: Red Arrow Inn & Suites received TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence in 2011, 2012, and 2013.
Montrose, Colorado: Gateway to Outdoor Adventure in the Western Rockies
With sheer black granite cliffs that plummet 2,700 feet to the Gunnison River below, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is a sight to behold. It's one of the main draws for nearby Montrose, a charming small town best known for its Victorian homes, public art displays, and the Ute Indian Museum. Visitors will find year-round activities within the park—cross-country skiing is popular in the winter, while summer means hiking, rock climbing, and advanced whitewater rafting on class III–V rapids.
Named one of Outdoor Life's 200 best towns for outdoorsmen, Montrose acts as a gateway to the western slope of the Colorado Rockies. Three national forests are within a two-hour drive, each with ample hiking opportunities. To see even more of the area, take a spin on one of the many scenic byways that pass through, such as the Trail of the Ancients, which zips past Native American archaeological sites.