The Dolores River

The Dolores is a beautiful canyon country river, lacking only in water due to limited releases from the McPhee Reservoir upstream. When the water flows, the Dolores makes for an outstanding trip or trips, as the river can be reached at several points to select trips of various lengths. Given sufficient water, the total boat-able length is approaching 175 miles.

Put-In: Various points, see map

Take-Out: Dewey Bridge over Colorado River

Miles: 175 maximum

Managing Agency: BLM

Campsites: Dolores Campsites