The Town of Dolores is a great place to start your adventures or just come to relax and enjoy the clean mountain air.  There are countless opportunities for biking, hiking, fishing, hunting, exploring ancient ruins, white water rafting and much more.  For  great eating and drinking options, the Ponderosa Restaurant,  The Depot,  Sophia's BistroDolores River Brewery,  Montezuma Mexican Restaurant and Chavolito's Mexican Restaurant.  If you are looking to do your own cooking whether its for your weekend camping adventure or a gourmet dinner, be sure to stop by the Dolores Food Market.

Amenities & Retail

West Fork Gallery coffee, picture framing, interior design
Dolores Chamber of Commerce
Dolores Public Library

Transportation Opportunities
Roadrunner Stagelines

Cycling Information
Do not miss our local trail systems at Boggy Draw offering 40 miles of mouth watering singletrack.  Also be sure to check out the other great spots including Phil's World, Sand Canyon, Stoner Mesa and many more.  Maps are available at the local bike shops and at the Dolores Food Market.

Kokopelli Bike and Board
130 W. Main, Cortez

Lizard Head Cyclery
200 S. 4th Street, Dolores

Dolores Mountain Biking Video
12 hours of Mesa Verde Endurance Race at Phil's World video
Trail Conditions and GPS files
Southwest Cycling Association of Colorado

Fishing, Hunting, Hiking 
(ATV, boat, snowmobile registration)
Lone Mesa State Park Office
1321 Railroad Avenue, Dolores
Forest Service/BLM Public Lands Office
29211 Highway 184, Dolores

Dolores Outfitters
341 Railroad Ave, Dolores CO. 81323

McPhee Reservoir
Dolores Water Conservancy District
Docs Marina at Mcphee Reservoir
Anasazi Heritage Center

27501 Highway 184, Dolores

White Water
Southwest Colorado is a great place to experiece a white water adventure.  Whether you are looking for a multi-day trip (lower Dolores), a mellow afternoon float (town run) or an exciting class IV whitewater adventure (Stoner Stampede) you can find it on the Dolores River.  The upper Dolores River runs in the spring, usually getting below boating levels by late June.  The lower Dolores River is dam controlled and usually has boatable releases in the spring with intermittent releases occuring randomly during the summer. 

USGS - Dolores River Stream Gauge at Dolores
USGS - Dolores River Stream Gauge at Bedrock
USGS - Dolores River Stream Gauge at Slick Rock
Dolores River Boating Information
Greater Dolores Action

Dolores River Festival
Escalante Days

National Parks and National Monuments 
Arches National Park
Canyonlands National Park
Capitol Reef National Park
Hovenweep National Monument
Mesa Verde National Park
Natural Bridges National Monument
Canyon of the Ancients National Monument

Rules About Dogs in Town

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