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50+ Adventures

MRD offers a variety of different activities and weekly cultural, recreational and/or educational tours. Click on each tab to see a listing of activities/tours offered at this time.

Please contact Cindy with any questions at 970-252-4884. Register in person at the Montrose Community Recreation Center, online, or by calling customer service at 970-249-7705.

50+ Adventures and Tours

Ridgway Dam Tour (April 18 & 25) 

Ridgway Dam of the Dallas Creek Project was constructed on the Uncompahgre River in 1987 to increase water supplies for irrigation and municipal and industrial purposes, to provide flood control & recreation opportunities. We will take an approximate 2 hour tour of this earth fill dam. Registration Deadline: April 7th.

  • Dates: April 18 and April 25 (same tour repeats)
  • Days: Tue
  • Time: 9:15 am approx. 12:30 pm
  • Location: Meet at the Senior Center at 9:30 am
  • Fee: $25 (optional lunch in Montrose following tour- bring money)
  • Registration code: 50+tourssmr
Elk Mountain Resort - Lunch And Tour (May 26) 

Experience the Elk Mountain Resort located on nearly 300 acres of spruce, pine and aspen forest with a bounty of wildlife. We will dine on southern style comfort food prepared by the head chef and then tour the resort and surrounding out- buildings. 

  • Date: May 26 
  • Day: Friday 
  • Time: 10:15 am - approx 3:00 pm 
  • Location: Meet at the Senior Center at 10:00 am 
  • Fee: $35 (includes lunch and tour) 
  • Registration Code: 50+TOURSsmr
Crawford Pioneer Days (June 10) 

Experience the 44th Annual Crawford Pioneer Days “From Pioneer Days to Modern Ways”. We will watch the annual parade followed by outhouse races and a melodrama in the park. There are multiple vendors and food on site.  

  • Date: June 10
  • Day: Saturday
  • Time: 8:00 am – approximately 3:00 pm
  • Fee: $29 (includes Melodrama donation, bring money for lunch)
  • Location: Meet at the Field House at 7:45 am
  • Registration code: 50+tourssmr
Crawford Gems (June 13) 

Steer It Up Ranch/ The Lodge at Needle Rock/ Smith Fork Ranch

Steer it Up Ranch breeds Yaks. Learn about the animals, their care and use of fiber and milk. The Lodge at Needle Rock offers 14 luxury suites with stunning views of Needle Rock and the West Elk Mountains.  The Smith Fork Ranch is an all-inclusive luxury ranch serving one group at a time.

  • Date: June 13
  • Day: Tue
  • Time: 7:30 – approximately 4:00 pm
  • Fee: $29 (includes tour donation, bring money for lunch)
  • Location: Meet at the Senior Center at am 7:15 am
  • Registration code: 50+tourssmr

 50+ Wine Trips

Wine Tasting – Hotchkiss and Cedaredge (June 29 & Aug 1) 

We will taste at the Storm Cellar, Mesa Winds Farm & Winery, William’s Cellars and Stoney Mesa. Tasting fees vary by location. Tours at some locations. 

  • Date: Thur, Jun 29 and Tue, Aug 1 (same tour repeats) 
  • Time: 8:45 am – approximately 5:00 pm 
  • Fee: $20 (bring money for tasting fees, purchases and lunch (or bring a sack lunch) 
  • Location: Meet at the Senior Center at 8:30 am 
  • Registration Code: 50+wine

 50+ Culture Trips

How Sweet It Is! Tribute To James Taylor (April 20) 

 Nashville-based Steve Leslie is an awarded singer/songwriter/guitarist. Leslie performs the music of one of his greatest influences, James, Taylor, in an authentic and spellbinding concert event. Leslie is accompanied by his musical partner on piano. Delta-Montrose Community Concert Association event. 

  • Date: Thur, April 20 
  • Time: 4:45 pm – approx. 9:45 pm 
  • Fee: $34 (bring money for dinner at DaVeto’s in Delta) 
  • Location: Meet at the Senior Center at 4:30 pm 
  • Registration Code: 50+CULTUREsmr 
Summer Frolic – Music Fest & Telluride Chamber Music Festival (June 25) 

Come and enjoy an amazing program including music by Mozart, Prokofiev, Bartok, Vieuxtemps, Bunch, Zaretsky and Sheronick alongside the dancing talents of former PILOBOLUS members Casey Howes and Jacob Warren who are performing at the Palm Theatre. Performance begins at 6:00 pm. 

  • Date: Sunday, June 25 
  • Time: 2:45 – approximately 9:45 pm 
  • Fee: $43 (bring money for early dinner) 
  • Location: Meet at the Field House at 2:30 pm 
  • Registration Code: 50+CULTUREsmr

50+ Water Trips

North Fork Gorge To Pleasure Park – Western Slope Sup (May 23) 

This scenic rafting tour features beginner whitewater rapids (class I/II). We will float past waterfalls, dripping springs, nesting herons and eagles, and beautiful canyon scenery. Enjoy a top-rated rafting adventure through Colorado’s North Fork Gorge. 

  • Date: Tuesday, May 23 
  • Time: 7:45 am - approx. 3:00 pm 
  • Fee: $76 (bring a sack lunch) 
  • Location: Meet at the Senior Center at  7:30 am 
  • Registration code: 50+water 
  • Registration Deadline: April 27
U-Pick Float Trip – Western Slope Sup (June 11) 

 This tour begins with an orchard tour and U-pick experience at Honey Rock Landing Orchard. Your first 2 pounds of cherries are included. We raft in the Dominguez & Escalante National Conservation Area and our guides will prepare a locally sourced organic lunch served riverside. Take out is at Bridgeport. 

  • Date: Sunday, June 11 
  • Time: 8:00 am - approx 5:30 pm 
  • Fee: $149 (transportation, float trip, 2 pounds cherries and lunch included) 
  • Location: Meet at the Field House at 7.45 am 
  • Registration Code: 50+Water 
  • Registration Deadline: May 5

     50+ Hikes

    Black Ridge Trail – Colorado  National Monument (April 22) 

    This is an approximate 4.5 mi RT hike with 225 ft. elevation gain taking us to a rock bridge which is our turn around point; moderate hike. Our guide will share historic photos and discuss the flora in the area. This is from the direction we haven’t done before. 

    • Date: Saturday, April 22 
    • Time:  8:00 am – approx. 4:00 pm 
    • Fee: $20  
    • Location: Meet at the Senior Center at 7:45 am 
    • Registration code: 50+hikessmr 
    Deadhorse Trail – North Rim Black Canyon  (May 2) 

    The Deadhorse trail travels back from the rim of the canyon through an uplands area of oak brush and sage to a primitive overlook of the East Portal of the Black Canyon just below the Crystal Dam. This is a moderate, 5.5 mi hike. Top elevation is 8,306; approximate 447 ft. elevation gain. 

    • Date: Tuesday, May 2 
    • Time:  8:00 am – approximately 5:00 pm 
    • Fee: $20  
    • Location: Meet at the Senior Center at 7:45 am 
    • Registration code: 50+hikessmr 
    Island Lake Trail - Grand Mesa (June 22) 

    The Island Lake trail is located in the Grand Mesa National Forest. The trail closely follows the south shoreline of Island Lake from the Island Lake campground to Highway 65. This trail is 3.2 miles around Island Lake. It is an easy hike; Elevation: 10,224 - 10,267 feet. 

    • Date: Thur, June 22  
    • Time:  8:00 am – approx. 4:00 pm 
    • Fee: $20  
    • Location: Meet at the Senior Center at 7:45 am 
    • Registration code: 50+hikessmr 

    50+ 4-Wheel Drive Trips

    Wildflowers and Waterfalls – Alpine Scenic Tours Ouray (July 13) 

    Alpines expert guides will take us to Silver Basin for colorful wildflowers and stunning waterfalls while sharing the mining history of the area. This is a high elevation, 4 hour tour.

    • Day: Thur
    • Date: July 13
    • Time: 8:00 am – approx. 3:30 pm
    • Fee: $98 (includes 4 hour tour & guide gratuity – bring a sack
    • lunch or bring money for lunch)
    • Location: Meet at the Senior Center at 7:45 am
    • Registration Code:50+4-wheel
    JJ Jeeps – Crested Butte (July 18 & 20) 

    This 4 wheel adventure is a 1/2 day loop up
    Washington Gulch, past the historic mining town of Elkton, topping out at over 10,300 feet in elevation and dropping back down into the Slate River Valley. Experience spectacular views of the Elk Mountain Range, wildflowers, waterfalls and mining ruins. 

    • Day: Tues & Thur
    • Date:  July 18 and  July 20 (same tour repeats). Limit 12 per tour.
    • Time: 7:00am – approximately 4:30 pm 
    • Fee: $107 (includes tour and guide gratuity – bring a sack lunch or bring money for lunch) 
    • Location: Meet at the Senior Center at 6:45 am
    • Registration Code: 50+4wheel
    High Mountain Lake Tour – Alpine Scenic Tours Ouray  (July 25) 

    Surreal tree lined ponds mirroring the Red Mountains and the wildflower surroundings of Velocity Lake are both included in this tour. Combine these lakes with panoramic views atop Corkscrew Pass and your memorable
    4 hour tour will be complete. 

    • Day: Tues
    • Date: July 25
    • Time: 8:00 am – approx. 3:30 pm
    • Fee: $98 (includes guide gratuity) 
    • Location: Meet at the Senior Center at 7:45 am
    •  Registration Code: 50+4wheel

    Premier World Discovery Tours

    Premier World Discovery Tours (Aug 6-11) 

    The Majestic Canadian Rockies – 6-Day Trip 

    (Featuring 5 nights in Banff National Park) MRD partners with Premier World Discovery who specializes in multi-day tours for older adults. Tour Highlights: Banff Area,  Emerald Lake, Peyto Lake, Banff  National Park, dinner at Chateau Lake Louise, Moraine Lake & Valley of the Ten Peaks, Icefields Parkway, and the Colombia Icefield Ice Explorer ride. More details at 

    • Date: August 6 – 11, 202 
    • Tour Rates: 
    • Booking Discount: *$3575 per person double occupancy 
    • Regular Rate: $3675 per person double occupancy 
    • Single Supplement: +$1150 
    • *Booking Discount: $200 off per couple/$100 off per single when you make your final payment by check prior to the final payment due date of May 23
    • Registration Code: Register by calling Cindy at 970-252-4884 
    • Registration Deadline: April 28, final payment due May 23
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