The Uncompahgre Plateau is a spectacle to behold and a very popular destination with Montrose area shooters and ATV riders. Now the Forest Service is helping to celebrate the Plateau with a ‘Community Celebration’ to dedicate the newly constructed Columbine Campground and the Parallel Trail on the Uncompahgre Plateau. Ouray District Ranger Tammy Randall-Parker says the event is scheduled for August 31st at onset of Labor Day weekend at the site located approximately 1-hour and 20-minutes from Montrose.
Hot dogs and soft drinks will be provided by Public Lands Partnership. Randall-Parker adds that the PLP has been an active partner in the development of the facilities and maintenance of adjacent facilities on the Plateau, as has Montrose County. There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony on the day of the event at noon.
To get to the Columbine Campground and Parallel Trail from Montrose travel up Highway 90 to the Sileska Guard Station at Divide Road/F.S. Road-402 and then travel about 16-miles and the campground will come into view. The area is popular with hunters, anglers, and ATV operators.