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Long dirty drive

Delores Canyon is quite nice but the drive can be a bit laborious on the dirt road. The area at... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sheerness, Kent England
Wonderful Mountain Views

We loved this drive through Delores River Canyon. The views were just beautiful, and the road... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wheat Ridge, Colorado
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The 105-mile stretch of the Dolores River and its surrounding 26,000-acre wilderness area is popular for a variety of outdoor activities.
Cortez, CO
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delores Canyon is quite nice but the drive can be a bit laborious on the dirt road. The area at the end has a toilet and picnic area.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank bevier
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved this drive through Delores River Canyon. The views were just beautiful, and the road continued to Rico and into Telluride. We went over Lizard Head Pass with snow on the mountain peaks!!

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank WildlifeWatcher64
Reviewed December 2, 2018

Beautiful river valley with amazing wildlife and recreation. Part of the "loop" that takes you to telluride,ouray, silverton, and back to cortez.

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank bkiitchen
Reviewed November 6, 2018

We visited Cortez, CO, in October. We decided to drive through this area after reading that autumn colors were at their peak. Well, it was a beautiful journey through amazingly yellow stands of aspens and other colorful foliage. The town of Dolores is also very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank EB1955
Reviewed October 30, 2018

Folks in Dolores are quite helpful, the area is growing. The area is quite scenic. I believe jeeps and ATVs can be rented to go up into the forest which can be rugged back as far as Glade mountain for example which is about 9,000...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lkruse2018
Reviewed September 6, 2018

This highway gains altitude as you near Rico and eventually Telluride. Many trails for biking and hiking are accessed off this highway. Trout lake is beautiful and offers fishing as well as the Dolores River. Watch for bald eagles along the river

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank tornillo2015
Reviewed August 15, 2018

The drive is very pretty especially as you get into the high country. There are numerous places to stop and wade or fish.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank keithegan2018
Reviewed July 15, 2018

The Delores River canyon is a very scenic drive from Cortez to Telluride Colorado. It is beautiful in the spring and in the fall when all the aspen leaves are turning colors

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Glenda M
Reviewed June 11, 2018

We mountain biked Boggy Loop and Maverick Loop near Dolores. Both were rider friendly, but I liked Maverick so much that I rode it twice. The trail system can be safely ridden by adults and kids alike, especially Maverick.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank alwaysready2
Reviewed June 1, 2018

One of the best scenic / view trips in Colorasdo !!! The entire enjoyable route between Delores and Grand Junction, Colorado is a terrific, worth-the-extra -time type roadway drive. Highly recommend in springtime, summer and fall. Out-of-the-way location is far western CO. but worth the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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March 1, 2017|
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Response from Rebecca O | Reviewed this property |
Take Highway 145 north from Cortez, through Dolores, Stoner and Rico. The road parallels the Dolores River throughout.
Warren S
February 19, 2016|
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Response from Texas M | Reviewed this property |
You can try hwy 491 which used to be hwy 666 (depends on how old your map is) , its about 10 miles north of Cortez. Check your map again.. Thanks Texas..