The Town of Dolores is a must-stop for anyone who is nearby.

We are a wonderful small town located in a canyon with the beautiful Dolores River cutting along one side and rock cliffs on the other. Summer temperatures range between 85 and 90 degrees with cool, clear nights. We also have nearby mountains and the second-largest reservoir in the state, McPhee Reservoir. The San Juan National Forest is only one mile away, which makes all of the above an outdoor enthusiast's wonderland.

Along with the outdoors, Dolores offers a unique mixture of shops, restaurants, taverns and even a brew pub. There are four town parks, a resourceful public library and a peaceful bike trail that runs along the beautiful Dolores River. Dolores also has three RV parks to welcome road travelers.


Latest News

July 1, 2022
View the latest news regarding the park project. To make a comment please send an email to manager@townofdolores.com or call 970 882 7720 ext 4. More details are available on the projects page.
June 30, 2022
San Juan National Forest reminds the public to be safe with fire
May 13, 2022
The 2022 Community Survey Results are displayed below. Additionally, comments provided during the survey are listed below by question asked.

Public Notices

August 9, 2022
TOWN OF DOLORES TOWN BOARD OF TRUSTEES PUBLIC HEARING FOR Ordinance 559 Series 2022 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT KNOWN, that notice is hereby given of a Public Hearing before the Dolores Town Board of Trustees at 6:30 P.M. on Monday August 22nd, 2022 .
May 9, 2022
Dolores and the surrounding areas are experiencing extreme drought conditions with limited run off coming down the Dolores River. Predictions are that the Dolores River Basin runoff forecast is between 50 and 60 percent of normal. Agricultural users face water restrictions.
April 19, 2022
The town has been working on plans for a new Public Restroom in Flanders Park. The Colorado Department of Transportation issued a Notice of Funding for the Revitalizing Main Streets Grant program. Up to $150,000 can be awarded to projects.

There's a Lot Happening Here

Join the Town Board meetings using this link every second and fourth Mondays at 6:30 p.m.

The Planning Commission meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Click here to join the meeting.


Land Use Code Update

View the Land Use Code. You may also visit the project page for full details.