Dolores River Trip

The Hanging Flume section of the Dolores River is ideal for your first river run whether it be in raft, stand-up paddle board or a kayak. Located 1.5 hours from Telluride, this trip is great for families looking explore  the beautiful desert canyons in the west end of Sn Miguel County.  This stretch of river contains dramatic sandstone canyon walls, small/fun rapids, warm water and remnants of the historic water flume, which is etched into the cliff walls. This desert canyon is a hidden Southwestern gem and is suitable for the entire family as children as young as 5 y/o .

Sample Itinerary

  • 8am: meet at Jagged Edge in Telluride

  • 830am: Drive to the Dolores River 1.5 hours
  • 10:30am-2:30pm: Kayak or SUP 6 miles down the beautiful hanging flume section of the Dolores River,
  • 4pm: arrive back to Telluride