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OVERVIEW

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 one of the Southwest’s best-kept secrets, offering a unique combination of solitude, scenery, wildlife, and ancient history. Start your excursion at the base of the 14,000-foot San Juan Mountains, and float through pink Navajo and red Wingate sandstone walls as the Dolores carries you into the canyon. Take in Anasazi ruins and petroglyphs, an abundance of wildlife, and spectacular scenery as you take on fun Class II and III whitewater.

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.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Departs from Cortez, CO
  • This trip is 6 days and 5 nights
  • Only offered in May/June with limited dates (call for specific availability)
  • We provide tents and sleeping pads. We also provide you a waterproof bag to pack your belongings
  • Your meals will all be prepared for you by our guides
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Location: Durango, CO VIEW MAPVIEW MAP

Activities: Rafting

Duration: Overnight Multiday

Difficulty: Level 4

River Rating: Class III

Minimum Age: 10 years old

Price:
from $1699 for ages 10+

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WHAT'S INCLUDED

At AVA Rafting & Zipline, we believe you should know what you’re buying and how much you’re going to spend. We believe in added value to make your experience special. We don’t want you to feel “nickel and dimed” when you show up for your trip with us. That’s why we provide wetsuits and splash jackets free of charge on your Dolores River 10-day trip. You’ll pay over $20 per person with some other outfitters. On our overnight rafting trips, all camping gear except personal sleeping bag is included. We try our best to prepare you with gear lists and suggested things to bring so that you don’t end up paying for unneeded add-ons.

MEALS

  • Day 1: Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 2: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 3: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 9: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 10: Breakfast, Lunch

EQUIPMENT

  • PFD
  • Wetsuit
  • Splash jacket
  • Helmet
  • Tents
  • Sleeping Pads

ACCOMMODATIONS

  • Riverside Camping
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ITINERARY

DAY 1

  • Meet at the Mesa Verde Inn in Cortez, CO
  • Raft
  • Break for Lunch
  • Raft
  • Set up Camp
  • Dinner
  • Camp

DAY 2

  • Riverside Breakfast
  • Raft
  • Break for Lunch
  • Raft
  • Set up Camp
  • Dinner
  • Camp

DAY 3

  • Riverside Breakfast
  • Raft
  • Break for Lunch
  • Raft
  • Set up Camp
  • Dinner
  • Camp

DAY 4

  • Riverside Breakfast
  • Raft
  • Break for Lunch
  • Raft
  • Set up Camp
  • Dinner
  • Camp

DAY 5

  • Riverside Breakfast
  • Raft
  • Break for Lunch
  • Raft
  • Set up Camp
  • Dinner
  • Camp

DAY 6

  • Riverside Breakfast
  • Raft
  • Break for Lunch
  • Raft
  • Set up Camp
  • Dinner
  • Camp

DAY 7

  • Riverside Breakfast
  • Raft
  • Break for Lunch
  • Raft
  • Set up Camp
  • Dinner
  • Camp

DAY 8

  • Riverside Breakfast
  • Raft
  • Break for Lunch
  • Raft
  • Set up Camp
  • Dinner
  • Camp

DAY 9

  • Riverside Breakfast
  • Raft
  • Break for Lunch
  • Raft
  • Set up Camp
  • Dinner
  • Camp

DAY 10

  • Riverside Breakfast
  • Raft
  • Break for Lunch
  • Raft
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DEPARTURE DATES & TIMES

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

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