Bill Dvorak guides with his golden retriever through some class 3 rapids Thursday, May 14, 2013, while rafting the Arkansas River in Browns Canyon near Buena Vista. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Raft remote waters
People from around the world come to Colorado for rafting trips. We as residents should seek less famous rapids, such as those on the Dolores River.
Few can say they’ve ventured the majestic stretch through sandstone cliffs and unspoiled desert, and that’s because the Dolores has a short running season. When we get closer to April, check with outfitters near Cortez and Durango, including Mild to Wild Rafting and Arkansas Valley Adventures.
When to go: Late spring/early summer