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Dolores River Canyon

Cortez, CO
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Ranked #8 of 14 attractions in Cortez
Type: Canyons, Bodies of Water
Activities: White-water rafting
Description: The 105-mile stretch of the Dolores River and its surrounding 26,000-acre wilderness area is popular for a variety of outdoor activities.
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English first
Near Fort Worth, TX
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

What a wonderful drive! We love coming here and enjoy the beautiful scenery every time! I would recommend this drive if you have the time.

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Oracle, AZ
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Dolores is a wonderful little town, on the way north from Cortez to Telluride and Ridgway. The Hollywood Bar, burnt down in 2012, will be rebuilt!

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DRUMHELLER
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

The Canyon was in its Fall colours so very pretty. We stopped at a restaurant and had a sandwich and coffee ...service and food was good but it was fly season and put ME off the salad bar.

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ten mile, tn
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

For the map challenged- take 145 to Dolores and then up to Telluride (lovely town full of rich people and rich dogs, stop in for a fruit smoothy). If you want to do the full loop go up to 62 and then cut over to 550 to get back to Cortez. 550 is a little scary (shear drop offs with... More

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Arlington, VA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

This is a very scenic river canyon with ever-changing mountain views. We were lucky enough to be driving it at the peak of aspen viewing, providing interesting patterns of aspens and conifers on the mountain sides.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

We did a day of hiking in this area on marked hiking paths. Loved it. You could find paths that were strenuous and some that were easier. Found a nice park to have lunch in as well.

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Cortez, Colorado
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Take your time. Stop. Lovely canyon. Lovely drive up towards Telluride. Can be scarey in the winter, but a must do drive in the fall.

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Castle Rock
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57 reviews 57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

This is a very peaceful & beautiful drive. A can't miss on your vacation. Eat at the hamburger place in Delores.

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