Join us for our


6 – 10 pm Friday, January 24th, 2020

@ the Dolores Community Center in Dolores, CO

FEATURING: Presentation/film –

Historic 1948 first ever full run of the Dolores River

& Live music by Carute Roma

Amazing silent auction items – Local beer – Wine – Food

Don’t miss this exciting celebration of the Dolores River!

River Permit info will be available

Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door.  Click HERE to get tickets now!


Watch our film the “River of Sorrow: Inheriting the Dolores” HERE


Keep the Boat Afloat!

We need your support to continue our important work.  Please consider a contribution.  You can donate right HERE on our website!  We thank you deeply for helping us keep the boat afloat!


The Dolores River is one of Colorado’s most colorful and sublime rivers. Its headwaters begin at approximately 14,000 feet in the San Juan Mountains near Lizard Head Pass. It flows south past the towns of Rico and Dolores, and makes a horseshoe turn at McPhee Reservoir, which was completed in 1987 to divert water for municipal and agricultural uses. Below the reservoir, the river again flows north past the communities of Dove Creek and Gateway. A full 230 miles from its headwaters, it joins the Colorado River in Utah’s red rock desert near Moab.

Much of the river flows through the heart of more than 250,000 acres of wilderness study areas–public lands that are part of the Bureau of Land Management’s National Conservation Lands. The Dolores River Canyon, Sewemup and The Palisade wilderness study areas are among them. Residents in this part of Southwest Colorado are working to ask Congress to protect the Lower Dolores River (the reaches downstream of McPhee Reservoir) as a National Conservation Area and Wilderness. The Dolores River below the reservoir offers one of the country’s longest wilderness river floats–170 miles through unspoiled canyons and forest habitat. It is rich in archaeological resources and unique plant and wildlife habitat.

(2020 Sponsors Coming Soon!)

Thank you to our 2019 SPONSORS!

We want to THANK our Class I – V Sponsors who are supporting our efforts and programs through generous in-kind and financial contributions.

(If you are interested in being a sponsor, please contact Amber at amber@doloresriverboating.org or at 970-799-8704.)

Tickets for our 7th annual Permit Party & Silent Auction are on sale now! BUY TICKETS