Dolores County - 3 Attractions You Must Visit


About Dolores County

Dolores County is the seventh-least populous of the 64 counties of the U.S. state of Colorado. it has a nice downtown and a rich history. Due to its ideal location around a number of recreation areas, the town receives a steady stream of travelers throughout the year. It’s the perfect place to visit for some fresh air, small-town hospitality, and great outdoor recreation opportunities.

Types of Attractions in Dolores County

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List of Attractions in Dolores County

Canyons Of The Ancients Visitor Center & Museum

Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum is a museum focusing on Ancestral Puebloan, Native American, and historic cultures in the Four Corners region. The museum's permanent and special exhibits display some of the 3 million mostly Ancestral Puebloan artifacts curated at the facility. The center also houses a public research library, educational resources and a museum shop. Wheelchair-accessible facilities include a picnic area and an interpreted nature and cultural trail.

Escalante Pueblo

Escalante Pueblo was a compact village on a hilltop overlooking the Dolores River. Archaeologists believe it was occupied three different times, based on tree-ring dating of the wood used in its construction. Ancestral Pueblo people built the main complex in AD 1129 and lived there for at least nine years. The Spanish explorers Escalante and Dominguez made note of this site in 1776 during their trek across the Southwest.

McPhee Reservoir

McPhee Reservoir

Lake/ River/ Ponds

McPhee Reservoir is the fifth largest lake in Colorado and provides one of the best spots in the southwest area for warm weather, big lake fun.The lake itself may be accessed from near Dolores, Colorado, by state highways 145 and 184, and offers various boat-launching facilities, picnic areas, and campgrounds in the McPhee Recreation Area operated by the U.S. Forest Service. The lake fills the lower end of the Dolores Valley, with the dam.

Map of attractions in Dolores County


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