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Colorado River Upper and Dolores River

offered by supplier M06037 (read about supplier)

Key Information:
Tour Duration: 1 - 6 day(s)
Group Size: 10 people
Destination: Colorado  
Category: Whitewater rafting, canoeing, kayaking outfitters
Specialty: Canoeing  
Season: June - August
Min Price: 70 US Dollar (USD) per person
Max Price: 505 US Dollar (USD) per person

Colorado River Upper. A stunning landscape of pine trees and multi-colored sandstone formations with some volcanic intrusions line this exciting section of river that lies just 155 miles from Denver. The Bull Gulch Wilderness Study Area borders the river and provides excellent fishing. You'll find yourself camping in forested areas along the river. After your trip, you might also consider a relaxing visit to Glenwood Springs and their natural hot mineral springs pool and vapor caves, located just 19 miles to the west. This section of the Colorado River features many Class II rapids mixed with flat water and is recommended for people 13 years and older with river canoing experience.

Dolores River. The Dolores River is a beautiful back country river tucked away from normal travel in extreme western Colorado, approximately 50 miles southwest of Grand Junction, CO. Beginning at the confluence of the San Miguel and Dolores Rivers and winding up in Gateway, CO, this 30-mile section lies almost untouched by boaters. This canoe trip is the most suitable stretch for open canoes and consists of quiet water interspersed with rapids up to Class II and III in difficulty. The natural setting is spectacular with the river framed by massive red sandstone cliffs, hundreds of feet high. The scenery will test your photography skills because the vistas are magnificent! Several side canyons along the river invite exploration and there will be time for hiking and relaxing.

This remote area is steeped in local history. The canyon was an escape route and hideout for Butch Cassidy and his Hole in the Wall Gang after robbing the Telluride bank in 1889. You'll also see a large abandoned mining flume built in the 1890's hanging suspended high above the river on the canyon walls. This is the most challenging of the rivers we run and at least one experienced paddler per canoe is suggested. Children ages 13 and above are recommended. We will also be paddling with near-empty canoes which is very beneficial when negotiating the rapids of the Dolores.

- Adults:
* Paid in full by May 1: $80 - $455 p/p
* Paid in full after May 1: $80 - $505 p/p
- Children (8-12):
* Discounted all season long: $70 - $430 p/p.

About This Supplier
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Location: USA
Joined InfoHub: Dec 2005

Since 1985, M06037 has been providing fully outfitted and guided multi-day (camping) canoe trips in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming. Our mission is to provide our guests a safe, educational and entertaining back country sea kayak or canoe trip, giving them an appreciation for the environment. We are also members of the...

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