Just to the east of Montrose, the Black Canyon of Gunnison National Park at 2,700 feet deep and 53 miles long, is one of the most spectacular natural wonders in the country.
LDS Members make up 6.78% of the population of Montrose, Colorado.
The first Latter-day Saints in Colorado were predominantly from the American South. In 1846, converts from Mississippi, expecting to join Brigham Young and the pioneer company en route to the Great Basin. They formed the nucleus of permanent LDS colonization in Colorado, wintering in Pueblo in 1877-1878 and settling in 1878 in the San Luis Valley. Joined by settlers from Sanpete County and elsewhere in Utah and by two families from New Mexico, they founded several settlements in the following decade.