- Runs from north of Cortez northwest to the Colorado River in Utah
- Up to Class IV
- River Length
- 183 miles
- May to June
DescriptionThe Dolores River flows for more than 200 miles through the beautiful slickrock canyons of the southwest, before joining the Colorado River near Moab, Utah.
Beginning high in the San Juan Mountains, the river descends over 6,000 feet as it meanders northwards towards the Colorado River. The river can only be rafted for a brief period during spring run-off, and on dry years may not be passable to large rafts. It features some challenging rapids, but is mostly known for exquisitely beautiful red rock desert canyons.
Outfitters offer trips along various segments of the river. These segment are described below. If trips below are combined, you can experience one of the longest uninterrupted river runs in the west, with trips of up to two weeks long.
- 5 Colorado Rivers
- Rafting, Jeep/Other Offroad
- Several convenient locations!
- Rafting, Kayaking
- 5 Rivers in Central CO
- UT / CO / ID Rivers
- Horseback Riding, Hiking