The Dolores River – An Experience Worth Preserving

The Dolores River – A Once In A Lifetime Rafting Experience

Following the BLM announcement of consistent releases from the McPhee Reservoir in the spring on 2017, Mild to Wild Rafting and Jeep Tours set out to scout the river. With the first full commercial season in seven years on the horizon, Mild to Wild wants to share the beauty of the Dolores River with as many as possible. A true western river, the Dolores struggles to maintain consistent flows in large part due to the McPhee Reservoir. The reservoir was built to divert the Dolores river to agricultural interests in the four corners region. In order to preserve it for future generations, Mild to Wild is committed to showing as many people as possible the beauty and history that lies within the Dolores River Canyon.

Dolores River Description:

Once a free-flowing and mighty river, the Dolores River ran reliably every Spring through the magnificent Dolores River Canyon, the longest flowing canyon only second to the Grand Canyon. Known for its playful whitewater, legendary class IV “Snaggletooth” rapid, ancient Anasazi ruins, and stunning scenery makes it a 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 the limited releases. 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 marvelously through the red rock and gold walls. Luckily, 2017 is the year! 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.

Produced By: Mild to Wild Rafting and Jeep Tours

Filmed and Edited By: Tim Keresey – Mild To Wild Rafting and Jeep Tours

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