50+ Adventures

MRD offers a variety of different activities/trips for those 50 years of age or older year round. Click on "50+ Adventures" below to see a full listing of activities/trips offered at this time.

50+ Adventures

  • Gambling Trips
  • Cultural Trips
  • Tours
  • Hikes
  • Snowshoeing
  • Story Telling & Informational Presentations
  • Saturday Night Dances
Please contact MRD with any questions at 249-7705. Register at the Montrose Community Recreation Center or online.

  1. Tours
  2. Cultural Trips
  3. Summer Hiking
  4. 4 Wheel Drive Tours
  5. Saturday Night Dances
  6. Gambling Trips
  7. Raft Trips
  8. Winery Tours

Cabin Fever Blues Buster - Lunch and a Movie or Mall Shopping in Grand Junction

We will travel to Grand Junction for lunch at the restaurant of your choice located near the mall (Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Famous Dave's etc.) and then we will see a matinee or shop in the mall, your choice!  Movie options are not available at this time.  
  • Date:  Thursday, April 5 or Thursday, May 31
  • Time:  9:30 a.m - approx 4:30 p.m.
  • Fee: $20 (bring money for lunch & movie or shopping)
  • Location:  Meet at the Senior Center at 9:15 a.m.
Dunton Hot Springs - Lunch and Soak (Located near Dolores)
Dunton is a perfectly restored 1800's ghost town that has been converted into a luxury resort.  The original bar in the saloon has Butch Cassidy's carvings in it.  We will soak in the hot springs and then enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by the on-site chef.  Both alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages are included with lunch.  We have access to hiking trails and the library.  Don't miss the opportunity to experience this luxury resort.  Find out more at www.duntonhotsprings.com
  • Date:  Tentatively May 3 (date may change)
  • Time:  8:15 a.m. - approx 5:30 p.m.
  • Fee:  $120 (includes transportation, chef prepared lunch and hot springs soak)
  • Location:  Meet at Senior Center at 8:00 a.m.

Sheep Camp Stock Dog Trails - Hotchkiss

Come witness one of the greatest and most dynamic partnerships in the animal kingdom:  a dog, its handler and their sheep.  With just a few well timed whistles from its trusted handler the dog strategically approaches the flock, assumes control of the sheep and completes the assigned task.  Note that while these dogs are trained, the sheep are not!  There are vendors on site and a large number of yard sales in town this weekend as well.  
  • Date:  Saturday, May 12
  • Time:  8:45 a.m. - approx 3:30 p.m.
  • Fee:  $25 (bring money for lunch)
  • Location:  Meet at the Field House at 8:30 a.m.

Morrow Point Dam Tour

Morrow Point Dam is a 468-foot-tall concrete double-arch dam on the Gunnison River the first dam of its type built by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.  We will take a guided tour of the plant (requires taking a number of stairs - no elevator).  After the plant tour, we will take our vehicle to look at the top of the dam.  You must wear close toed shoes - no sandals or flip flops.  After we returned to Montrose, we will go out to lunch.  This is optional. 
  • Date:  Thursday, May 10 
  • Time:  9:15 a.m. - approx. noon
  • Fee:  $20 (bring money for lunch)
  • Location:  Meet at Senior Center at 9:00 a.m.

Pauline S. Schneegas Wildlife Foundation (PSSWF) - Silt, CO

The mission of the PSSWF is to "provide quality, professional care to injured and orphaned wildlife in conjunction with educational programs on wildlife and the environment".  We will tour the facility which includes a rehab area, classroom and homestead museum.  We wil get to meet the resident educational animals:  Wolf hybrids, bobcats, fox, raptors, rabbits, ferrets, domestic birds and reptiles.  Time permitting, we will head to Rifle Falls State Park to view the falls on the return home.
  • Date:  Tuesday, June 12
  • Time:  7:45 a.m. - approx 5:30 p.m.
  • Fee:  $34 (includes fee for museum tour - bring money for lunch)
  • Location:  Meet at the Senior Center at 7:30 a.m.

Rocky Mountain Biological Lab - Gothic (located just outside Crested Butte)

Join us for a science and history tour as we walk around the Gothic town site with our guide.  We will learn about the history of the area and get an overview of the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory and the research that is conducted each summer.  Following the tour we will have lunch in Crested Butte.
  • Date:  Tuesday, July 31
  • Time:  7:15 a.m. - approx 4:30 p.m.
  • Fee:  $35 (bring money for lunch in Crested Butte)
  • Location:  Meet at the Senior Center at 7:00 a.m.