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Dolores River 10 Day

  • Location

    Cortez, CO

  • Duration

    Trip Time: 10 days, 9 nights

  • Difficulty

    Intermediate Whitewater

  • Price

    Primary $1699.00 Adult 10+

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Dolores River 10-Day White Water Rafting Adventure

2017 Dolores Trip Dates

April: 17, 20
May: 1, 17, 21, 22, 25, 28, 31
June: 3, 7, 8, 10, 11, 15

Looking to leave the world behind? The Dolores 10-day adventure is the perfect excursion for you. Enjoy a nine night, ten day excursion rafting the entire 157-mile corridor of the Dolores. You will travel all the way to the confluence with the Colorado River at Dewey Bridge.

The Dolores River is a truly unspoiled western river, framed by the remote desert of southwestern Colorado. The banks of the Dolores are lined with huge Ponderosa pines, which create a stark contrast against the red and orange sandstone cliffs.

Needless to say the surrounding scenery of the Dolores is absolutely stunning. It truly captures the essence of remote western wilderness. You check-in at the historic Mesa Verde Inn, located outside of Mesa Verde National Park. Mesa Verde is famous for over 600 cliff dwellings of the Ancestral Pueblo people.

This operation is conducted on public lands under special recreation permit with the Bureau of Land Management Tres Rios Field Office. 

Dolores River 10 Day Rafting Trip Details

  • Meet in Cortez, CO
  • This trip is 10 days and 9 nights
  • Offered on select dates in May and June
  • Tents, sleeping pads, camp chairs and waterproof gear back are provided
  • All meals provided (prepared by your guides)
  • Minimum age 10 years, minimum weight 50 lbs

After a day of preparing gear and then traveling to the river, it’s time to venture into the wild. You’ll embark on your journey beneath the towering San Juan Mountains, and float into the canyon, where the pink and red sandstone will rise up around you.

You’ll have time to explore Anasazi ruins and admire the ancient petroglyphs as the Dolores carries you west.  Look for abundant wildlife amid the spectacular scenery as you paddle through Class II and III whitewater.

At the end of each day, your guides will set up camp and start to prepare a hot dinner, giving you plenty of time for fishing or cooling off with a swim in the river. Reinvigorate with a short hike or just relax riverside before heading to your tent where you’ll drift to sleep to the gentle ripples of the Dolores.

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