THIS INTERIM GUIDE BOOK IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE. A new, official Rivermaps guide book is in the works and will be available in Spring 2018. Check back here for pricing.
This interim guide covers the 96 miles from Bradfield Recreation Area to Bedrock, including the location of over 130 potential camps identified over the years by the BLM river rangers. Because the Dolores River has not seen much use since 2011 many of these camps may be overgrown and difficult to easily identify. This interim guide includes observation made by DRBA and the BLM in 2016 related to the camps that we could identify and survey. This guide also includes the location of know rapids, other river features, directions to put-ins, and BLM requirements.
What is this interim guide?
In the absence of an official waterproof Dolores River Guide, the Dolores River Boating Advocates (DRBA) in partnership with RiverMaps LLC and the Tres Rios BLM have created this interim guide. DRBA began the process of creating a new river guide during the 2016 river season when survey crews collected observations on camps and other features. RiverMaps LLC and DRBA’s goal is to produce an official waterproof guide for the entire Dolores River in time for the 2018 river season. Until that point, we hope that this guide will help you get down the river. This interim black and white, non-waterproof guide is printed on 8 ½ x 11 office paper and is stapled together. THIS IS NOT MEANT TO BE A LONG TERM GUIDE BOOK. Funds from sales of this temporary guide will go towards producing the official Dolores River Guidebook for 2018. This item is not eligible for returns.
Who are the Dolores River Boating Advocates?
DRBA is a non-profit organization that formed in 2011. The Dolores River Boating Advocates seek to optimize flows, restore the natural environment, and permanently protect the Dolores River for whitewater boating.