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Dolores Canyon, Cortez

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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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  • What a tremendous place to drive for fall color. We, unfortunately, had to make the drive in cloudy and rainy weather due to a traveling time table. Even in those conditions, it was great 
    What a tremendous place to drive for fall color. We, unfortunately, had to make the drive in cloudy and rainy weather due to a traveling time table. Even in those conditions, it was great  more »
  • 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.. 
    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 »
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  • Beautiful place to camp!

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