The Dolores River is America’s Most Classic Paddling Experience

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There is so much more to the Dolores River than great white water rafting and kayaking. The Dolores River Basin stretches all the way from western Colorado to New Mexico, and along the way you’ll experience incredible wild lands that make for an incredible back-country hike once you’ve parked your rafts and head out on dry land.

Walk in the footsteps of the Anazasi people and discover ancient ruins and petroglyphs as you hike the Dolores River basin.

Walk in the footsteps of the Anazasi people and discover ancient ruins and petroglyphs as you hike the Dolores River basin.

Backcountry hiking through the Dolores River canyons

Not only is the Dolores River one of America’s most classic paddling experiences, but the miles and miles of unbroken scenery. The river runs deep in the treasured San Juan Mountains – one of Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks and you’ll get to see everything from alpine forests to red rock canyons. When it comes to rafting, fishing and hiking the Dolores is not to be missed.

Find your inner pioneer on the Dolores River with Dvorak

The best time to raft, kayak and even SUP on the Dolores River is April to June, so now is the time to book your trip and find your inner pioneer as you take on the rapids. On longer, calmer stretches, take in the breathtaking scenery of varied untouched wilderness, as well as ancient ruins from the Anasazi people, petroglyphs, and stunning geological formations.

Our top rated guides will know exactly which section of the Dolores to take you to for an unforgettable family river rafting adventure. This river can get pretty intense, so we recommend that no children under 10 be allowed on this trip. For everyone else, rafting, hiking, kayaking and SUP on the Dolores River is not to be missed.

Call (800) 824-3795 (North America) or (719) 539-6851 (worldwide) to book your trip!

The Dolores River has intense white water rafting and miles of untouched wilderness to bring out your inner pioneer.

The Dolores River has intense white water rafting and miles of untouched wilderness to bring out your inner pioneer.

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