Delores River Canyon
The Delores River, which drains the western side of the Uncompahgre Plateau and the San Juan Mountains, offers an often-overlooked hiking opportunity near the Utah border. The waterway is particularly scenic where it flows between the towns of Slick Rock and Bedrock, for here it has carved a winding gorge in the desert sandstone that is frequently over a thousand feet deep. This section of river, called the Delores River Canyon, has been recommended for designation as a wild river under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, and the surrounding terrain is also being studied by the Bureau of Land Management as a possible wilderness area.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Nearby City||Grand Junction|
|Elevation Gain||200 ft|
|Skill Level||Generally well marked and easy to follow.|
|Season||All year round, but best in May during the spring runoff.|
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