Get away, unplug, relax and smell the fresh Dolores, Colorado air in this cozy home on the banks of the Dolores River. Incredible fly fishing steps from the porch. Dolores River State Wildlife area land joins our property for a long stretch of river downstream. You can fish Rainbow and Brown Trout, we've even caught small mouth bass. Come in November and witness tens of bald eagles in the backyard perched in the trees waiting for the salmon. Put your rented kayaks or raft in the river and end up in town at the River Front Bar and Grill. Or just take a nap in the hammock next to the river. Play in the river during the heat of the day and enjoy smores by the campfire at night. Bring the horses for a fun time hitting all the endless trails. Make this your home base when you come elk hunting. Home is 2 story with a loft. One queen bed on one side separated by a high wall and door. Other side of loft has one full and one queen. One bathroom and laundry room. We have a land line for telephone and Direct Tv. There is wifi! Depending on your carrier there is cell service, you can send and receive texts through wifi.
Dolores, CO is on the San Juan Skyway Scenic Byway. This drive is rated among the most scenic drives in America. Tourist come from all over in the fall to see the trees on full display. This area is full of ancient ruins, deserted mining towns, national parks, and some of the best scenery in America. The San Juan Skyway Scenic Byway covers 236 miles of terrain across southwestern Colorado. This loop travels through Durango, Mancos, Dolores, Stoner, Rico, Telluride, Ridgway, Ouray, and Silverton. Be sure to allow at least two days to see everything this byway has to offer.
The home sits between two steep cliffs on the 145 just 4.5 miles out of the town of Dolores. There is so much to do year around in this part of Colorado. We are a short drive to Telluride and Durango. We have the incredible Mc Phee Reservoir just minutes from Dolores. It is the second largest body of water in CO. Boat rentals available and great fishing and water sports on this beautiful body of water.
This part of CO is the mountain biking capital of the world. Enjoy world famous Phil's World in Cortez and be sure to visit Mesa Verde National Park and ride the Narrow Gauge Railroad in Historic Durango.