Dolores River Canyon
After gathering strength in the San Juan Mountains, the Dolores River flows west and north before emptying into the Colorado River just inside Utah. While still in Colorado, the Dolores River twists and turns through a series of deep wilderness canyons that thrill thousands of rafters, canoeists, and kayakers each spring. One of these canyons, the 30-mile-long Dolores River Canyon, is the centerpiece of a 28,668-acre BLM wilderness study area of the same name. Hikers interested in exploring this corridor can follow an old jeep road, now closed to vehicles, that accesses the first few miles of the canyon’s mouth. Along the way you can enjoy not just spectacular red-rock scenery, but some prehistoric and paleontological treats as well.
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Trail Statistics & Information
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|Trailhead Elevation||5,000 ft|
|Top Elevation||5,100 ft|
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