Our Mission

Transform Montrose into a compelling destination for business.

Our Mission

Transform Montrose into a compelling destination for business.

Colorado Outdoors is a development company. Our primary focus is on the revitalization of the famed Uncompahgre river corridor in Montrose, Colorado. Our goal is to provide the region with three things:

  • A desirable location for business relocation and commercial enterprise, bringing skilled jobs;

  • A restored and enhanced river for the benefit of our community;

  • Quality, workforce housing for local residents.


new jobs created in Montrose and surrounding areas since 2019


of investment in river restoration and trails

96 new

market rate apartments at Basecamp

Recruit and expand the outdoor industry’s presence in Montrose.

The Western Slope is a central economic engine for Colorado’s outdoor recreation economy. One of our main strategies is to recruit and expand primary jobs within the outdoor industry to Montrose.

of Colorado residents participate in outdoor recreation each year
billion spent on outdoor recreation each year on the Western Slope
outdoor businesses currently call the region home

*Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) statistics from Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District.
See the statistics here.

Development team

Doug Dragoo, CCIM: (602) 315-3344

Our architecture team, led by Pinnacle Design, bring decades of award-winning experience in design and master planning.

Comprehensive economic analysis and information procurement are essential to a large development project. Experts in Tax Increment Financing (TIF) and Urban Renewal Authority (URA) law make up our team. Colorado Springs-based economist Mike Anderson of Anderson Analytics is responsible for all detailed reports concerning impacts. Paul Benedetti, one of Colorado’s foremost URA experts, leads our legal team.

Colorado Outdoors, LLC is privately owned and based in Montrose, Colorado.