We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Cortez, CO
Activities: White-water rafting
Description: The 105-mile stretch of the Dolores River and its surrounding 26,000-acre...
The 105-mile stretch of the Dolores River and its surrounding 26,000-acre wilderness area is popular for a variety of outdoor activities.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 19 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 15
    Excellent
  • 4
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Super interesting.

Awesome historical and archaeological site to visit, very educational. We will visit it again if we pass that way in the future.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2015
Debbie S
Add Photo Write a Review

19 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Awesome historical and archaeological site to visit, very educational. We will visit it again if we pass that way in the future.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

It was a wonderful drive. We took some excellent pictures and saw some beautiful scenery and wildlife. Stop in Rico at the gas station that is under new ownership. She is doing a wonderful job and has some amazing items in her store.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Visalia, California
Level Contributor
17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

awesome fishing in the area. But use worms or fly's. Higher up the river you go, the better fishing is. Native cutthroats and browns. But watch out for private property

Was this review helpful? Yes
NC
Level Contributor
125 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Loved stopping in Deloris for lunch and another time for coffee and pastry. The views get spectacular as you drive up the canyon, and the traffic is not bad. Do this drive when the aspen are in fall color.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kettering, Ohio
Level Contributor
332 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I drove this on a Sunday morning. The road to Telluride is fantastic. I actually liked it better than the drive from Montrose to Durango. Do irt early in he mornng before traffic builds.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Alhambra, California
Level Contributor
42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Drive up Dolores River Canyon, but also farther taking 62 over to Ridgway and down the road to Durango and back to Cortez. Between Ridgeway Ouray is worth the trip by itself, but Silverton is nothing special though the terminal of the train from Durango is there. This is known as the Skyline Drive

Was this review helpful? Yes
colorado
Level Contributor
129 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The drive between Cortez and Telluride is one of the most beautiful in Colorado. There are a couple of really nice RV parks in the Rico area. Absolutely gorgeous canyon.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Delaware,Ohio
Level Contributor
15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Very beautiful. Lots of gorgeous campsites. Great place to take a picnic lunch and just hangout for a while. Fly fishing a favorite in that area. Antique store in town is very nice. A must see!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Corpus Christi, Texas
Level Contributor
57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Nice place to visit to get away from the Texas heat wave. Nice backcountry roads to check out with a Jeep or ATV. Be sure to check out the West Dolores River Canyon.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Edwardsville, Illinois
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Beautiful scenery! Would have been helpful to have more signs directing you to views, we wasted a lot of time driving around but still worth the trip.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Been to Dolores River Canyon? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Dolores River Canyon

Address: Address: Cortez, CO
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Cortez

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Dolores River Canyon staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?