• Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1.0
  • Pets: Allowed
  • Check-in: After 3:00 pm
  • Check-out: Before 11:00 am
Sleeps: 5
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1.0
Pets: Allowed
Check-in: After 3:00 pm
Check-out: Before 11:00 am
OBO Amenities: Access to Pursuits (On Site), Outdoor Living Area, Private Dock\Pier, Public Lands\Waters < 1Mile
Everyday Living: Air Conditioning, Coffee Maker, Full Kitchen, Linens, Towels, TV
Dolores, CO

Waterfront Riverside Cabin

Escape to our riverside cabin along the Dolores River. Enjoy the sounds of nature from the deck and try your hand at trout fishing. The master bedroom features a queen bed and a twin bed, while a separate bedroom offers two twin beds. The fully furnished kitchen and full bathroom ensure convenience. Bed linens and towels are provided. Please note, our cabin is smoke-free. Experience the perfect blend of comfort and outdoor adventure – book your stay today!

Outdoor Access – Dolores, Colorado


Dolores, Colorado, is surrounded by pristine rivers, streams, and reservoirs, offering excellent fishing opportunities for anglers of all skill levels. Whether you prefer casting in a mountain stream or trolling on a reservoir, Dolores has something to offer every angler. Here are some specific fly fishing opportunities near Dolores:

Dolores River:

  • Upper Dolores River: The Upper Dolores River is a classic freestone stream that flows through canyons and valleys. Anglers can target wild trout, including rainbow, brown, and cutthroat trout, as well as mountain whitefish. The Upper Dolores River is known for its challenging fishing conditions.
  • Lower Dolores River: The Lower Dolores River flows through a desert canyon landscape, offering a unique fly fishing experience. Anglers can target trout, smallmouth bass, and northern pike in this section of the river. The Lower Dolores River is known for its productive warmwater fishing
  • McPhee Reservoir: McPhee Reservoir is a large impoundment on the Dolores River, offering excellent fishing. Anglers can target trout, bass, perch, and other warmwater species in the reservoir.

Mountain Streams and Lakes:

  • High Mountain Lakes: Dolores is surrounded by numerous high mountain lakes, offering more secluded fishing opportunities in an alpine setting. These lakes are home to trout species such as cutthroat, rainbow, and brook trout.
  • Small Mountain Streams: Dolores is also home to numerous small mountain streams, offering challenging fishing for wild trout in a remote wilderness setting. The West Dolores River, Lizard Head Creek, Calico Creek, Bear Creek, and Elk Creek are just a few examples. These streams are perfect for anglers seeking solitude and adventure in pursuit of native trout species.

Fly Fishing Gear and Services:

  • Several fly shops and outfitters operate in the Dolores area, offering guided fly fishing trips, gear rental, and other services to anglers. These outfitters can provide valuable local knowledge and assistance.


Dolores, Colorado, offers excellent hunting opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. With its diverse landscapes and abundant wildlife, hunters will find a variety of game species to pursue throughout the hunting seasons. Here are some specific hunting opportunities near Dolores:

Big Game Hunting:

  • Elk Hunting: Dolores and the surrounding areas are renowned for their elk populations. Elk hunting is a popular activity in the region, with both over-the-counter and limited draw hunting opportunities available. The area is within Game Management Units (GMUs) 71, 72, and 73, offering a variety of terrain and hunting experiences.
  • Mule Deer Hunting: The Dolores area also provides excellent mule deer hunting opportunities. Hunters can find mule deer in a variety of habitats, including high alpine areas, aspen forests, and sagebrush flats. GMUs 71, 72, and 73 offer mule deer hunting opportunities, with both limited draw and over-the-counter tags available.
  • Black Bear Hunting: Black bear hunting is another popular pursuit near Dolores. The area’s dense forests and rugged terrain provide ideal habitat for black bears. Hunters can apply for limited draw bear tags in GMUs 71, 72, and 73, or pursue bears during the rifle seasons with an elk or deer tag.

Small Game and Upland Bird Hunting:

  • Turkey Hunting: Dolores and the surrounding areas offer excellent turkey hunting opportunities. Hunters can pursue both Merriam’s and Rio Grande subspecies of wild turkey. Spring and fall turkey hunting seasons provide ample opportunities for hunters to pursue these elusive birds.
  • Waterfowl Hunting: The Dolores area is home to several reservoirs, rivers, and wetland areas that provide habitat for waterfowl. Hunters can pursue a variety of species, including ducks, geese, and other waterfowl, during the designated hunting seasons.

Hunting Regulations and Access:

  • Hunters must familiarize themselves with Colorado hunting regulations, including season dates, license requirements, and bag limits, before hunting in the Dolores area. Specific regulations for each species and hunting unit can be found on the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website.
  • Access to hunting areas near Dolores is primarily on public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Forest Service. Hunters should consult maps and land management agencies for information on public land boundaries, road access, and other important details.

Mountain Biking

From scenic singletrack to challenging downhill descents, there’s many, many trails near Dolores. Here are some specific trails and access points.

  1. Boggy Draw Trail System:
    • Description: The Boggy Draw Trail System, located approximately 10 miles northwest of Dolores, offers miles of well-maintained singletrack trails winding through the San Juan National Forest.
    • Access: The trailhead is located off County Road 31 (Boggy Draw Road), approximately 10 miles northwest of Dolores.
  2. Phil’s World Mountain Biking Trails:
    • Description: Phil’s World is renowned for its excellent mountain biking trails, offering riders thrilling rides through slickrock terrain and scenic desert landscapes. The trail system features a variety of loops and challenges for all skill levels.
    • Access: The trailhead is located off County Road G, approximately 15 miles northwest of Dolores.
  3. San Juan National Forest Trails:
    • Description: The San Juan National Forest surrounding Dolores offers a variety of mountain biking trails, from easy family-friendly rides to challenging technical descents. Trails like the Chicken Creek Trail, Calico Trail, and Stoner Mesa Loop offer riders the chance to explore the forest’s diverse terrain and scenery.
    • Access: Trailheads are located throughout the San Juan National Forest, with access points from Forest Service roads and designated parking areas.
  4. Calico Trail:
    • Description: The Calico Trail offers riders a challenging singletrack experience with views of the surrounding mountains and canyons. The trail features technical rock sections, fast descents, and overlooks, making it a favorite among experienced mountain bikers.
    • Access: The trailhead is located off Forest Service Road 526, approximately 15 miles northeast of Dolores.
  5. Balsam Trail:
    • Description: The Balsam Trail is a scenic singletrack trail that winds through aspen groves and pine forests in the San Juan National Forest. Riders can enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys while navigating the trail’s twists and turns.
    • Access: The trailhead is located off Forest Service Road 526, approximately 12 miles northwest of Dolores.
  6. McPhee Overlook Trail:
    • Description: The McPhee Overlook Trail offers riders a challenging climb to a scenic overlook with panoramic views of McPhee Reservoir and the surrounding mountains. The trail features technical sections and steep climbs, making it suitable for intermediate to advanced riders.
    • Access: The trailhead is located off County Road 25, approximately 10 miles southwest of Dolores.

OBO Amenities

Access to Pursuits (On Site) Access to Pursuits (On Site)
Outdoor Living Area Outdoor Living Area
Private Dock\Pier Private Dock\Pier
Public Lands\Waters < 1Mile Public Lands\Waters < 1Mile


Air Conditioning, Coffee Maker, Full Kitchen, Linens, Towels, TV

Things to Do

  • Brown Trout
  • Canoeing
  • Canyons of the Ancients National Monument
  • Cutthroat Trout
  • Dolores River Canyon
  • Elk Hunting
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hiking Trails
  • Kayaking
  • Mesa Verde National Park
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Views
  • Mule Deer
  • Nature Trails
  • Public Lands
  • Rainbow Trout
  • San Juan National Forest
  • Singletrack Riding
  • Trout Fishing

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