Colorado’s white water rafting trip on the DOLORES RIVER offers more unbroken miles of wilderness river scenery and thrills than any river trip in the lower forty eight states.

This river can be run as a 2 | 3 | 5  | 8 | 10 days for Class II-V white water rafting trip options.  It is one of America’s most classic paddling experiences. The Dolores River is at its most run-nable state in early spring to summer (mid-April through mid-June) for white water rafting in Colorado. The Dolores River flows 230 miles north from the Bear Mountains in Colorado lying deep within the San Juan National Forest. Hosting Arches National Park, various petroglyphs and ruins of the Anasazi peoples.  We can arrange selected dates or work with your family and/or groups for special rates starting with 6+ persons . *Minimum age of 10  | Maximum group size 21

For an added experience, look for the options to Kayak or Stand Up Paddle safely on some of our Dolores River Rafting trip options!

DOLORES RIVER: Ponderosa Gorge 1 Day River Rafting Tour (Groups)

DOLORES RIVER (CO): Ponderosa Gorge or Slick rock Canyon  or Gateway Canyon or Hanging Flume Canyon (Sections depends on water levels).
1 – Day trips   (Group minimum for 1 day trips 10+)
Class III-IV  
SPRING RIVER (April to June)

Here the river flows down through the high country running clear and cold, Campsites are under the branches of ancient 100` Ponderosa pines. These stretches are the home of the legendary Class II to IV whitewater. The Dolores begins one of the most challenging stretches of water in the west, culminating in the fury of the Narrows ten miles downstream. The 200 miles of river will offer some of the most unique slick rock canyons, ancient peoples (Anasazi) ruins, historical sites, side canyon hiking, and so much more. Call us today for group rates and arrangements to suit your date and expectations.

The Dolores is a seasonal river and depending on the snow pack for the current year, this will determine what sections are run-able or not. Even though this river is absolutely one of the most spectacular resources in the lower 48 states we can not guarantee it’s flows until early spring when snow-tel reports are in. If you would like to keep up with the support to protect this river and it’s probability to run, you can visit these websites.

[SAVE THE DOLORES RIVER] (CO) (http://conservationlands.org/home/what-wedo/initiatives/rivers-of-the-national-conservation-lands/dolores-river)
[DOLORES RIVER COALITION]: (http://www.sanjuancitizens.org/rivers/dolores-river-coalition.php)
[NATIONAL CONSERVATION AREA]: (http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/blm_special_areas/NLCS/National_Conservation_Areas.html)

1-Day  Duration: 9 hours
MINIMUM AGE is 10.
From $155 per person | Activity level: MEDIUM

Dolores River Rafting – CO
DOLORES RIVER: Ponderosa Gorge 3 Days Rafting Tour

DOLORES RIVER (CO): Ponderosa Gorge | Slick rock Canyon | Gateway Canyon | Hanging Flume Canyon (Sections depends on water levels).
3- Day trips | (trip size minimum 10+)
Class III-IV  – SPRING RIVER (April to June)

Here the river flows down through the high country running clear and cold, Campsites are under the branches of ancient 100` Ponderosa pines. These stretches are the home of the legendary Class II to IV whitewater. The Dolores begins one of the most challenging stretches of water in the west, culminating in the fury of the Narrows ten miles downstream. The 200 miles of river will offer some of the most unique slick rock canyons, ancient peoples (Anasazi) ruins, historical sites, side canyon hiking, and so much more. Call us today for group rates and arrangements to suit your date and expectations.

The Dolores is a seasonal river and depending on the snow pack for the current year, this will determine what sections are run-able or not. Even though this river is absolutely one of the most spectacular resources in the lower 48 states we can not guarantee it’s flows until early spring when snow-tel reports are in. If you would like to keep up with the support to protect this river and it’s probability to run, you can visit these websites.

[SAVE THE DOLORES RIVER] (CO) (http://conservationlands.org/home/what-wedo/initiatives/rivers-of-the-national-conservation-lands/dolores-river)
[DOLORES RIVER COALITION]: (http://www.sanjuancitizens.org/rivers/dolores-river-coalition.php)
[NATIONAL CONSERVATION AREA]: (http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/blm_special_areas/NLCS/National_Conservation_Areas.html)

3-Days
MINIMUM AGE is 10.
From $575 per person | Activity level: MEDIUM

Dolores River Rafting – CO
DOLORES RIVER: Ponderosa Gorge 2 Day Rafting Tour

DOLORES RIVER (CO): Ponderosa Gorge | Slick rock Canyon | Gateway Canyon | Hanging Flume Canyon (Sections depends on water levels).
2- Day trips | (trip size minimum 10+)
Class III-IV  – SPRING RIVER (April to June)

Here the river flows down through the high country running clear and cold, Campsites are under the branches of ancient 100` Ponderosa pines. These stretches are the home of the legendary Class II to IV whitewater. The Dolores begins one of the most challenging stretches of water in the west, culminating in the fury of the Narrows ten miles downstream. The 200 miles of river will offer some of the most unique slick rock canyons, ancient peoples (Anasazi) ruins, historical sites, side canyon hiking, and so much more. Call us today for group rates and arrangements to suit your date and expectations.

The Dolores is a seasonal river and depending on the snow pack for the current year, this will determine what sections are run-able or not. Even though this river is absolutely one of the most spectacular resources in the lower 48 states we can not guarantee it’s flows until early spring when snow-tel reports are in. If you would like to keep up with the support to protect this river and it’s probability to run, you can visit these websites.

[SAVE THE DOLORES RIVER] (CO) (http://conservationlands.org/home/what-wedo/initiatives/rivers-of-the-national-conservation-lands/dolores-river)
[DOLORES RIVER COALITION]: (http://www.sanjuancitizens.org/rivers/dolores-river-coalition.php)
[NATIONAL CONSERVATION AREA]: (http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/blm_special_areas/NLCS/National_Conservation_Areas.html)

2-Days  | MINIMUM AGE is 10. | Trip Size Minimum 10 persons
From $425 per person | Activity level: MEDIUM

Dolores River Rafting – CO
DOLORES RIVER: Ponderosa Gorge & Slickrock Canyons 4 Day Rafting Tour

DOLORES RIVER (CO): Ponderosa Gorge | Slick rock Canyon | Gateway Canyon | Hanging Flume Canyon (Sections depends on water levels).
4- Day trips | (trip size minimum 10+)
Class III-IV  – SPRING RIVER (April to June)

Here the river flows down through the high country running clear and cold, Campsites are under the branches of ancient 100` Ponderosa pines. These stretches are the home of the legendary Class II to IV whitewater. The Dolores begins one of the most challenging stretches of water in the west, culminating in the fury of the Narrows ten miles downstream. The 200 miles of river will offer some of the most unique slick rock canyons, ancient peoples (Anasazi) ruins, historical sites, side canyon hiking, and so much more. Call us today for group rates and arrangements to suit your date and expectations.

The Dolores is a seasonal river and depending on the snow pack for the current year, this will determine what sections are run-able or not. Even though this river is absolutely one of the most spectacular resources in the lower 48 states we can not guarantee it’s flows until early spring when snow-tel reports are in. If you would like to keep up with the support to protect this river and it’s probability to run, you can visit these websites.

[SAVE THE DOLORES RIVER] (CO) (http://conservationlands.org/home/what-wedo/initiatives/rivers-of-the-national-conservation-lands/dolores-river)
[DOLORES RIVER COALITION]: (http://www.sanjuancitizens.org/rivers/dolores-river-coalition.php)
[NATIONAL CONSERVATION AREA]: (http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/blm_special_areas/NLCS/National_Conservation_Areas.html)

4-Day | Minimum trip size 10 persons 
MINIMUM AGE is 10.
From $705 per person | Activity level: HARD

Dolores River Rafting – CO
DOLORES RIVER: Ponderosa Gorge & Slickrock Canyons 5 Day Rafting Tour

DOLORES RIVER (CO): Ponderosa Gorge | Slick rock Canyon | Gateway Canyon | Hanging Flume Canyon (Sections depends on water levels).
5- Days  | (trip size minimum 10+)
Class III-IV  – SPRING RIVER (April to June)

In Colorado the famous ‘Spring’ flowing Dolores river is the home of the legendary Class V Snaggletooth Rapid. Here begins one of the most challenging stretches of white water in the west, culminating in the fury of the Narrows ten miles downstream.The river flows down from the San Juan Mountains into one of the most beautiful wilderness canyons in North America. Camping under the branches of ancient 100` Ponderosa pines and stars. The side canyons have many ancient Anasazi ruin sites and numerous petroglyphs and pictographs . Booking Now for the ‘World famous Memorial Day’ trip May each year! *** This is also our “Kids Go Free” date for the family who wants to do a 5 day journey!

Here the river flows down through the high country running clear and cold, Campsites are under the branches of ancient 100` Ponderosa pines. These stretches are the home of the legendary Class II to IV whitewater. The Dolores begins one of the most challenging stretches of water in the west, culminating in the fury of the Narrows ten miles downstream. The 200 miles of river will offer some of the most unique slick rock canyons, ancient peoples (Anasazi) ruins, historical sites, side canyon hiking, and so much more. Call us today for group rates and arrangements to suit your date and expectations.

The Dolores is a seasonal river and depending on the snow pack for the current year, this will determine what sections are run-able or not. Even though this river is absolutely one of the most spectacular resources in the lower 48 states we can not guarantee it’s flows until early spring when snow-tel reports are in. If you would like to keep up with the support to protect this river and it’s probability to run, you can visit these websites.

[SAVE THE DOLORES RIVER] (CO) (http://conservationlands.org/home/what-wedo/initiatives/rivers-of-the-national-conservation-lands/dolores-river)
[DOLORES RIVER COALITION]: (http://www.sanjuancitizens.org/rivers/dolores-river-coalition.php)
[NATIONAL CONSERVATION AREA]: (http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/blm_special_areas/NLCS/National_Conservation_Areas.html)

5-Days  (Minimum trip size 10 persons)
MINIMUM AGE is 10.
From $895 per person | Activity level: MEDIUM

Dolores River Rafting – CO
DOLORES RIVER: Ponderosa & Slickrock & HangFlume & Gateway Canyons 10 Day Rafting Tour

DOLORES RIVER (CO): Ponderosa Gorge | Slick rock Canyon | Gateway Canyon | Hanging Flume Canyon to the confluence of the Colorado River in Utah
(All Sections included for 10 days – depends on water levels).
10- Day trips | (trip size minimum 10+)
Class III-IV  – SPRING RIVER (April to June)

In Colorado the famous ‘Spring’ flowing Dolores river is the home of the legendary Class V Snaggletooth Rapid. Here begins one of the most challenging stretches of white water in the west, culminating in the fury of the Narrows ten miles downstream.The river flows down from the San Juan Mountains into one of the most beautiful wilderness canyons in North America. Camping under the branches of ancient 100` Ponderosa pines and stars. The side canyons have many ancient Anasazi ruin sites and numerous petroglyphs and pictographs . Booking Now for the ‘World famous Memorial Day’ trip May each year! This is also our Kids Go Free date for the family who wants to do a 5 day journey!

Here the river flows down through the high country running clear and cold, Campsites are under the branches of ancient 100` Ponderosa pines. These stretches are the home of the legendary Class II to IV whitewater. The Dolores begins one of the most challenging stretches of water in the west, culminating in the fury of the Narrows ten miles downstream. The 200 miles of river will offer some of the most unique slickrock canyons, ancient peoples (Anasazi) ruins, historical sites, side canyon hiking, and so much more. Call us today for group rates and arrangements to suit your date and expectations.

The Dolores is a seasonal river and depending on the snow pack for the current year, this will determine what sections are run-able or not. Even though this river is absolutely one of the most spectacular resources in the lower 48 states we can not guarantee it’s flows until early spring when snow-tel reports are in. If you would like to keep up with the support to protect this river and it’s probability to run, you can visit these websites.

[SAVE THE DOLORES RIVER] (CO) (http://conservationlands.org/home/what-wedo/initiatives/rivers-of-the-national-conservation-lands/dolores-river)
[DOLORES RIVER COALITION] (http://www.sanjuancitizens.org/rivers/dolores-river-coalition.php)
[NATIONAL CONSERVATION AREA] (http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/blm_special_areas/NLCS/National_Conservation_Areas.html)

MORE INFO @ THE DOLORES SECTIONS:
Ponderosa Gorge 47 miles | Class III-IV: Here the river flows down through the high country running clear and cold, teeming with trout. Campsites are under the branches of ancient 100` Ponderosa pines. This stretch is the home of the legendary Class IV Snaggletooth Rapid. Here begins one of the most challenging stretches of water in the west, culminating in the fury of the Narrows ten miles downstream.

Slickrock Canyon 50 miles | Class II-III: Now the Dolores slows and enters the walls and more desert-like world of Slickrock. The walls are streaked with desert varnish and rise from the river’s edge to tower hundreds of feet above the water, forming the most enchanting and beautiful desert canyon in the American Southwest. Hidden in the grottos and side canyons are prehistoric Anasazi pictographs and ruins. More moderate rapids provide a good stretch for instructional kayak, canoe or inflatable kayaking. Here you will camp beneath overhangs where the “Ancient Ones” camped thousands of years ago.

Hanging Flume Canyon 45 miles | Class II-III: Once leaving Slickrock, the river meanders across Paradox Valley beneath giant cottonwoods where rookeries of Great Blue Heron and other bird life abound. Below Paradox Canyon the river reaches the confluence with the San Miguel River (doubling the volume) and the Hanging Flume Canyon. The historical remnants of the flume built to get water to the “high bar” of the Lone Tree Placer mine can still be seen suspended 400 feet above the river.

MINIMUM AGE is 10.
Duration: 10 days
From $2185 per person | Activity level: MEDIUM

Dolores River Rafting – CO
DOLORES RIVER: Ponderosa & Slickrock & Hanging Flume 8 Day Rafting Tour

DOLORES RIVER (CO): Ponderosa Gorge | Slick rock Canyon | Gateway Canyon | Hanging Flume Canyon to the confluence of the Colorado River in Utah
(Sections included for 8 days – depends on water levels).
8- Day trips | (trip size minimum 10+)
Class III-IV  – SPRING RIVER (April to June)

In Colorado the famous ‘Spring’ flowing Dolores river is the home of the legendary Class V Snaggletooth Rapid. Here begins one of the most challenging stretches of white water in the west, culminating in the fury of the Narrows ten miles downstream.The river flows down from the San Juan Mountains into one of the most beautiful wilderness canyons in North America. Camping under the branches of ancient 100` Ponderosa pines and stars. The side canyons have many ancient Anasazi ruin sites and numerous petroglyphs and pictographs . Booking Now for the ‘World famous Memorial Day’ trip May each year! *** This is also our “Kids Go Free” date for the family who wants to do a 5 day journey!

Here the river flows down through the high country running clear and cold, Campsites are under the branches of ancient 100` Ponderosa pines. These stretches are the home of the legendary Class II to IV whitewater. The Dolores begins one of the most challenging stretches of water in the west, culminating in the fury of the Narrows ten miles downstream. The 200 miles of river will offer some of the most unique slickrock canyons, ancient peoples (Anasazi) ruins, historical sites, side canyon hiking, and so much more. Call us today for group rates and arrangements to suit your date and expectations.

The Dolores is a seasonal river and depending on the snow pack for the current year, this will determine what sections are run-able or not. Even though this river is absolutely one of the most spectacular resources in the lower 48 states we can not guarantee it’s flows until early spring when snow-tel reports are in. If you would like to keep up with the support to protect this river and it’s probability to run, you can visit these websites.

[SAVE THE DOLORES RIVER] (CO) (http://conservationlands.org/home/what-wedo/initiatives/rivers-of-the-national-conservation-lands/dolores-river)
[DOLORES RIVER COALITION] (http://www.sanjuancitizens.org/rivers/dolores-river-coalition.php)
[NATIONAL CONSERVATION AREA] (http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/blm_special_areas/NLCS/National_Conservation_Areas.html)

Duration: 8 days
Minimum age 10 yrs | Minimum trip size 10 persons
From $1630 per person | Activity level: MEDIUM

Dolores River Rafting – CO