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Dolores River

The Dolores River is a tributary of the Colorado River and flows through both Colorado and Utah. The Dolores River offers different sections of rafting; some with mostly flat water, and others with up to Class IV whitewater. Water flows can vary widely depending on snowpack and demands from irrigation; usually the river is runnable for rafts only from mid-April through mid-June. As the water level drops, canoes or kayaks are most appropriate. Multi-day enthusiasts can plan trips varying in length from 3 to 14 days. Enjoy wildlife, Native American ruins, petroglyphs and beautiful canyon scenery on this wilderness river. The Dolores is a classic Western River trip up there with the Grand Canyon and the Middle Fork of the Salmon.
River Information
  • Put In: Bradfield Launch Site
  • Take Out: Dewey Bridge over Colorado River
  • Miles: 175
  • While permits are not required for boating within Colorado, a permit is required in Utah. No fee or application required. To obtain a permit, call 435-259-7012

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