What to do and see in Dolores, Colorado: The Best Places and Tips

The Town of Dolores is a Statutory Town in Montezuma County, Colorado, United States. The population was 936 at the 2010 census. It is one of three incorporated municipalities in the county.

1. The Anasazi Heritage Center

27501 Highway 184, Dolores, CO 81323-9217 Museums, Natural History Museums, History Museums
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The Anasazi Heritage Center

Southwest Colorado's premier archaeological museum, featuring the Ancestral Puebloans (Anasazi) and other Native American cultures, including two archaeological sites and a research collection of over 3 million artifacts.

Reviewed By KRAMA200 - Seattle, WashingtonSeattle, Washington

A Must Do Visit if you are passing by

Do Not miss to visit the centre if you are visiting Messa Verde.You have a lot to learn about various facets about life ,customs and beliefs of people of this area.There are anumber of Hands on activities for the kids. Also many interactive exhibits. Ther

2. Rio Grande Southern Railroad Museum.

421 Railroad Avenue,, Dolores, CO 81323 Museums, Specialty Museums
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4.5 based on 36 reviews

Rio Grande Southern Railroad Museum.

Reviewed By clarson2016 - Eureka Springs, ArkansasEureka Springs, Arkansas

Thanks for being there

What a great museum. There are some things I hadn't seen before and the knowledge the staff was able to share was priceless. I highly recommend this to anyone with even the slightest interest in trains and especially families with children so they can see

3. McPhee Reservoir

Hwy 184, Dolores, CO 81323 Nature & Parks, Bodies of Water
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McPhee Reservoir

Reviewed By abn801 - Broomfield, ColoradoBroomfield, Colorado

Heck of a camground

Terrific views of the reservoir with plenty of secluded walk-in campsites. The reservoir itself is ideal for kayakers like me, with plenty of creek arms toexplore.

4. Dolores Public Library

1002 Railroad Ave, Dolores, CO 81323 Traveler Resources, Libraries
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5 based on 4 reviews

Reviewed By artman2018 - Grand Junction, ColoradoGrand Junction, Colorado

Stunning Public Library Perched on the Dolores River

If you are traveling through Dolores, Colorado, don't miss the Public Library next to the US Post Office on the north bank of the Dolores River on Railroad Avenue near downtown. I hear you saying..."What? a library?" Yes! and it is one of the most archite

5. Dolores Visitors Center

201 Railroad Ave, Dolores, CO 81323 Traveler Resources, Visitor Centers
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4 based on 5 reviews

Reviewed By Karen B - Naperville, IllinoisNaperville, Illinois

Great Visitor's Center

This is a great place to stop and get information about the area. The woman who works there was very helpful in providing us with maps, info and directions for our trip to Mesa Verde and other things to do in the area.

6. Geyser Spring Trail

Dolores, CO Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Hiking Trails
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Reviewed By Tom N

3 mile round trip to cold sulphur springs

nice walk on a gentle well-developed trail. Bikes are allowed except for the last few hundred yards before the geyser. The trail is not hard but is consistently uphill. Nice views of the rocks across the road, and some time in the aspen. The pool is about

7. Traditional Charm Antique Mall

315 Central Ave, Dolores, CO 81323-8721 Shopping, Antique Stores
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4 based on 3 reviews

Reviewed By ozarks_7 - ozarksozarks

Cool shop with tons of antiques

We stopped by one afternoon after driving through Dolores. The lady working the shop did not really know much about the shop or any of the items in it. She had stated she only works once in a while. The shop was cool and filled with lots of cool items. I

8. Circle K Ranch

Highway 145, Dolores, CO 81323-8203 Outdoor Activities, Horseback Riding Tours
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Circle K Ranch

Reviewed By roni t - ArizonaArizona

What a fantastic experience

Clay was a wonderful guide. What a great time. Beautiful scenery and what a fabulous trail!!!!The kids also loved the experience. Perfect outing for all ages. We can't thank Clay and Shama (sp) enough. If we had more time, we would go again. Love Circle K

9. Dolores River Brewery

100 South 4th, Dolores, CO 81323 Food & Drink, Nightlife, Breweries, Bars & Clubs More
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Dolores River Brewery

Reviewed By Jim P - Cortez, Colorado, United StatesCortez, Colorado, United States

Brews, pizza, and music

A bright spot in Dolores. Drop in for a mug of their fresh brewed beers and a fire oven pizza. Never know when they are going to have live bands on the patio. A great place to have a Friday night date night.

10. Dolores Outfitters

341 Railroad Ave, Dolores, CO 81323-9724 Outdoor Activities, Gear Rentals
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Dolores Outfitters

We are a family owned outdoor sporting goods and convenience store. We carry everything from soft drinks to fishing and camping supplies. Looking to rent a Jeep, RZR, Kayak, or Stand-up Paddleboard? We got you covered. Come see us today!

Reviewed By PamRoad - TexasTexas

Good rest stop - NICEST PEOPLE EVER!

We stopped here on our way to Telluride from Durango. It was a good halfway stop and this place has convenient public restrooms that can be accessed from outside of their shop. We went in to grab a drink and a snack and ended up talking to the folks behin

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