Dolores River Canyon Trail Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"The Dolores River drains the western side of the Uncompahgre Plateau and San Juan Mountains. It flows southwest from 12,500foot Hermosa Peak before making a U-turn and flowing north from Durango, for 241 miles to meet the Colorado River near Cisco, Utah.
The Dolores River is considered one of the most endangered rivers in the United States because of McPhee Dam near Durango, low water flows, high salt content, diversions, invasive plant species such as tamarisk, and a number of other issues. Nonetheless, this trail offers a unique hiking opportunity in a remote and beautiful canyon where the solitude is engulfing."