Originally Posted by blucat
Hey guys, I'm planning a run down the Dolores this year (just Slick Rock to Bedrock). I've never run this section. My understanding is that it is over grown given its lack of use over the years.
I'm interested in finding information on campsites, landings, etc given that it got some use in 2017. Any info you can provide will be helpful.
thanks in advance
If you can’t catch an eddy, catch a willow!!
Things are usually pretty choked out by the vedge, including campsites and eddys, so be ready to grad onto something if you need to stop, and flows are up just a little.
It is fairly mellow through that section, class II-III, but you do need to be on your game a bit and pay attention, partly since things get congested from side stream debris, and vegetation encroachment
Check out Dolores River Boating Advocates. I believe they have an interim map that they were working on in 2017 when it last had water.
It is challenging to make maps of a river that often has no more than 40 cfs for the “ down stream fishery’s” ( if that is not a joke, I don’t know what is).
Also, please consider helping support the work DRBA does for the Dolores, as well as organizations such as American Whitewater. The Dolores needs all the help we can give it, just to have a shot at even BEING a river.
I don’t think any other river in the west, has been so over allocated, and
mis-managed, from a water use standpoint.....
Have a wonderful time if you go! Dolores is simply an awesome little river when it runs.