more on Montrose
Montrose has lots of motels if that's what you want. The Black Canyon looks nice and is convienient. If you are RV'ing, I'd recommend Montrose RV Resort (I think that's the name) On Cedar st. I stay there every year. Nice people, very clean, safe and quiet.
If you are adventuresome (fearless) Take Imogene Pass road from Ouray to Telluride. I confess I've turned around many times when the pucker factor got too high for me, but I always go back. At least take a jeep tour from Ouray. The pass is at 13,114' but it's quite the road all the way. Another one to look at (less death defying) is Ophir Pass. It runs from just north of Silverton on 550 towards Telluride. Ophir (ghost town now) was know for Tesla wiring it for AC current before Edison. I guess he almost burned the town down. Edison believed AC was too dangerous and he proposed DC (for a while).
For a peaceful ride go to the north rim of the Black Canyon, 75mi. Take 50 e. to Blue Mesa Reservoir, 92 n. Follow the signs before the little town of Crawford.
Later in Crawford, take a drive in the area north of the big rock jutting up out of the ground (you'll see it) and drive by Joe Cocker's house. He's done well, but picked a great spot to live. "Mad Dog Ranch"
If you go to Silverton, stop at the saloon and have a burger, the best around, and say hello to the girl playing the piano. She's a great young lady. Later continue through town, the road becomes gravel then 7 miles later joins the Alpine Loop road with some of the best trails/jeep roads anywhere.
Also you need to do Gateway Canyon. 150mi through what must be one of the most beautiful canyons anywhere. Hwy. 141. Great road, little traveled.
Take a camera everywhere. Oh, yes, Owl Creek Pass too, don't miss the drive. Anyone can give you directions, once you find the road, just keep going. When you come out near Rigway, stop at the "True Grit Cafe" for a bite, great food, nice atmosphere. I like towns that still have wooden sidewalks.
I'd recommend picking up the Colorado Gazeteer, the map book with extreme detail. They're about $20 but will show all the trails.
Let me know how you liked the trip.