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Beautiful Drive!

If you want a couple of hours to pass through beautiful country, then take some time to do so... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Dan M
via mobile
went to Dolores, Colorado and was there to see the "Galloping Goose" return Home from Chama, New Mexico.

It's a Beautiful town and the History of the "Galloping Goose" is 1 everyone should know. Got to... read more

Reviewed 16 December 2017
jjriblet
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Denver, Colorado
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The 105-mile stretch of the Dolores River and its surrounding 26,000-acre wilderness area is popular for a variety of outdoor activities.
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you want a couple of hours to pass through beautiful country, then take some time to do so through this area. Roads are very safe!

Thank Dan M
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Reviewed 16 December 2017

It's a Beautiful town and the History of the "Galloping Goose" is 1 everyone should know. Got to ride the "Galloping Goose" when the put it on the tracks in front of the Depot there in Town. What a RARE Feat and so FUN !!!!!!!

Thank jjriblet
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

If you want to see the aspens with leaves, plan to do this drive well before October 12, because over 90% of the trees were totally bare on that date. It would have been spectacular to see them. If you don't want to do the...More

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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Drove the Delores river canyon road one way and round trip. Beautiful scenery with majestic mountains, covered in aspens, pines and snow on the top. The aspens were in all stages of fall foliage: few green, many gold and some just branches. Gold cottonwoods along...More

Thank Cheryl P
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

We changed our travel plans to include the Dolores River Canyon. We are so happy we did. Lots of great visuals and just an all around peaceful experience

Thank clarson2016
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

A beautiful day trip through the mountains of Colorado. An easy drive to take. Several roadside cafes all very tasty.

Thank montezumacortez
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Reviewed 5 August 2017

the drive thru delores river canyon winds thru the town of delores thru rico and on too lizard head pass and you can end up in telluride. take the roaring fork turnoff if you have time. lots of places too hike.for the adventureus climb lizard...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

We were looking for a scenic drive of the area and an alternative route to Telluride, than the "bucket list - no guardsrails road through Ouray"...and we found it! We followed the river and found some really neat sites....the cowboy towns of Dolorus and the...More

Thank PamU389
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Reviewed 18 June 2017

Drove this leg of the San Juan Sky Way to Ouray stopping off in Ridgway and had lunch in the True Grit Cafe lots of John Wayne memorabilia

Thank Dick C
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Reviewed 16 June 2017

This drive is just simply amazing. We found it for the first time last year (2016) and knew we wanted to drive it again this year. We drive from Mesa Verde NP through Mancos, Delores, and on up to Ridgeway. LIzard Head Pass and Trout...More

1  Thank Sharon K
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GiggleSnort
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Response from ColoradoJAK | Reviewed this property |
Assuming a visit to Mesa Verde as your start (a 'must see' in Colorado), you get on US 160 headed west toward Cortez, Colorado. Just east of Cortez, US 160 junctions with Colorado 145 which heads north. By the time you hit... More
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Warren S
20 February 2016|
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Response from Texas M | Reviewed this property |
You can try hwy 491 which used to be hwy 666 (depends on how old your map is) , its about 10 miles north of Cortez. Check your map again.. Thanks Texas..
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