Delores River Canyon

Grand Junction, Colorado 81507

Delores River Canyon

Delores River Canyon Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The Delores River, which drains the western side of the Uncompahgre Plateau and the San Juan Mountains, offers an often-overlooked hiking opportunity near the Utah border. The waterway is particularly scenic where it flows between the towns of Slick Rock and Bedrock, for here it has carved a winding gorge in the desert sandstone that is frequently over a thousand feet deep.

This section of river, called the Delores River Canyon, has been recommended for designation as a wild river under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, and the surrounding terrain is also being studied by the Bureau of Land Management as a possible wilderness area."

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Trail Information

Grand Junction
Nearby City
200 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
2.75 hours
All year round, but best in May during the spring runoff.
BLM, Montrose
Local Contacts
Paradox (USGS)
Local Maps

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Dec 2018