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Mountain Biking Supreme

We mountain biked Boggy Loop and Maverick Loop near Dolores. Both were rider friendly, but I liked... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
alwaysready2
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Little Rock, Arkansas
Fantastic byway trip !!!

One of the best scenic / view trips in Colorasdo !!! The entire enjoyable route between Delores... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ct1219
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Carbondale, CO
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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.
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Cortez, CO
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want a couple of hours to pass through beautiful country, then take some time to do so through this area. Roads are very safe!

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Reviewed December 15, 2017

It's a Beautiful town and the History of the "Galloping Goose" is 1 everyone should know. Got to ride the "Galloping Goose" when the put it on the tracks in front of the Depot there in Town. What a RARE Feat and so FUN !!!!!!!

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Reviewed October 18, 2017

If you want to see the aspens with leaves, plan to do this drive well before October 12, because over 90% of the trees were totally bare on that date. It would have been spectacular to see them. If you don't want to do the...More

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Reviewed October 8, 2017

Drove the Delores river canyon road one way and round trip. Beautiful scenery with majestic mountains, covered in aspens, pines and snow on the top. The aspens were in all stages of fall foliage: few green, many gold and some just branches. Gold cottonwoods along...More

Thank Cheryl P
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Reviewed September 25, 2017

We changed our travel plans to include the Dolores River Canyon. We are so happy we did. Lots of great visuals and just an all around peaceful experience

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Reviewed August 8, 2017

A beautiful day trip through the mountains of Colorado. An easy drive to take. Several roadside cafes all very tasty.

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Reviewed August 4, 2017

the drive thru delores river canyon winds thru the town of delores thru rico and on too lizard head pass and you can end up in telluride. take the roaring fork turnoff if you have time. lots of places too hike.for the adventureus climb lizard...More

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Reviewed July 10, 2017

We were looking for a scenic drive of the area and an alternative route to Telluride, than the "bucket list - no guardsrails road through Ouray"...and we found it! We followed the river and found some really neat sites....the cowboy towns of Dolorus and the...More

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GiggleSnort
March 1, 2017|
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Response from ColoradoJAK | Reviewed this property |
Assuming a visit to Mesa Verde as your start (a 'must see' in Colorado), you get on US 160 headed west toward Cortez, Colorado. Just east of Cortez, US 160 junctions with Colorado 145 which heads north. By the time you hit... More
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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..
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