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

May 20, 2022
San Juan National Forest and partners implement fire restrictions due to critical conditions
May 13, 2022
The 2022 Community Survey Results are displayed below. Additionally, comments provided during the survey are listed below by question asked.
May 12, 2022
We are pleased to present to you this year’s water quality report. Our constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water.

Public Notices

June 21, 2022
Notice is hereby given that the Dolores Parks/Playground Committee, the Board of Trustees, and the Planning Commission will be meeting June 23rd, 2022, at 6:00 p.m., at the Town Hall 420 Central Ave, Dolores Colorado. The meeting will be with Logan-Simpson on conceptional plans and options for Joe Rowell Park.
June 16, 2022
TOWN OF DOLORES PUBLIC NOTICE BOARD OF TRUSTEE VACANCY NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT KNOWN, that notice is hereby given of Two vacancies on the Town Board of Trustees as of May 23, 2022 and June 13th. These vacancies will be available through June 27th, 2022. Per Town Ordinance 462/2005: 354/1989
June 7, 2022

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 PowerPoint presentation below for information on the adoption of the updated version of the Land Use Code (LUC). You may also visit the project page for full details.