Dolores River Rafting
Dolores River Rafting
We will unfortunately not be running any commercial Dolores River Rafting trips this year due to low water. We will be rafting the nearby San Miguel River starting in May!
Once a free-flowing and mighty river, the Dolores River ran reliably every Spring through the magnificent Dolores River Canyon. The Dolores River Canyon is the longest flowing canyon in the U.S. only second to the Grand Canyon. Known for its playful whitewater, legendary class IV “Snaggletooth” rapid, ancient Anasazi ruins, and stunning scenery. These features combine to make for the trip of a lifetime.
Rafting the Dolores River is a special treat that few ever get to experience. Ironically, the Dolores River lives up to its name, the “River of Sorrow”. Due to limited releases of water from the McPhee reservoir, the Dolores isn’t always runnable. Impounded by the walls of Mcphee Dam only every few years does mother nature overwhelm the heights of this blockage to allow water to cascade through the red rock and gold walls.
Tucked away in the Southwest Corner of Colorado, far away from the racing pace of everyday life, is the Southwest’s Dolores River Canyon. Don’t miss this chance to experience Dolores River rafting. Who knows how long it will be until you can ride this river of lore again.
Dolores River Rafting Trip Highlights:
- The longest flowing western river canyon in the US next to the Grand Canyon
- Due to limited dam releases, access to this magnificent waterway is only every few years.
- A legendary river with red rock hues and towering ponderosa pines
- The infamous Snaggletooth Rapid
- Ancient Anasazi ruins along the way
- Close to Durango & Telluride, Colorado
- Predictable flows only once every decade
- Great trip for families, friends, groups & reunions
Payment & Cancellations
- 1/2 down, 1/2 charged 30 days prior to trip.
- 1/3 down with remaining balance charged in thirds.
- Call for other arrangements!
Free Courtesy Hold
We don’t want you to miss out on this trip so we’ll hold your spots, payment-free, for 24hrs while you make your final arrangements & prepare for payment.
2019 Dolores Trip Reservations are final. There will be no refunds. If water levels are to low to run the trip, Mild to Wild reserves the right to switch the trip to the San Miguel or another river. If trips are switched there are still no refunds.
In addition to the listed trip cost, we collect an additional 8% for River and Land Access Fees (ie. Forest Service, BLM, City, Private Land Use).