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Dolores Canyon, Cortez

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The Dolores River Canyon is located in southwestern Colorado, USA, west of the town of Naturita and north of the town of Dove Creek.

Dolores River Canyon is a dramatic canyon composed of red Wingate Sandstone. The entire canyon sits on lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management and has been proposed for wilderness designation under the provisions of the 1964 Wilderness Act.

The Hanging Flume is located on the canyon wall.
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  • If you are looking for a place where the quiet beauty is unspoiled, the Dolores River Canyon will delight.  more »
  • We enjoyed this drive along the Dolores River with the canyon below. Some rugged canyon walls here. We happened to be here at just the right time to also see aspen leaves changing colors in late...  more »
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