Colorado hiking trail #12: Dolores River Canyons

Canoeing the Dolores River in Colorado

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Colorado hiking trail #12. Dolores River Canyons [Moderate, Backcountry]: This hike allows you to experience the remote character of the old west, stunning redrock canyons, fascinating geology, petroglyphs, and so much more!

The trailhead is located in far western Colorado in the enigmatic Paradox Valley. The hike begins near the boat launch behind the historic Bedrock store, and travels for some five miles along the Dolores River. Exploring this trail will reveal the magnificent Dolores River Canyons Wilderness Study Area and Citizen Proposed Wilderness Area.

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