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Dolores Canyon, Cortez

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Canyon · Hidden Gem · Water Body
The Dolores River Canyon is located in southwestern Colorado, USA, west of the town of Naturita and north of the town of Dove Creek.

Dolores River Canyon is a dramatic canyon composed of red Wingate Sandstone. The entire canyon sits on lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management and has been proposed for wilderness designation under the provisions of the 1964 Wilderness Act.

The Hanging Flume is located on the canyon wall.
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  • The river is a popular camping destination and swimming hole. Portions are paralleled by grave roads but access points are pretty limited. Float potential is good if you plan ahead..  more »
  • If you are looking for a place where the quiet beauty is unspoiled, the Dolores River Canyon will delight.  more »
  • Beautiful place to camp!

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