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

December 1, 2022
The Dolores Ranger District of the San Juan National Forest (SJNF) is seeking public input during planning for the Dolores Recreation Access and Infrastructure Improvement Project. This letter is being sent to you because you have been identified as having some interest in activities in the project area.
November 16, 2022
The mission of the Dolores Affordable Housing program is to research and recommend opportunities for individuals and families in the workforce who desire to live in Dolores, and participate in the community, to afford a home. Follow the Project
October 11, 2022
The Iron Wood - CDPHE & Montezuman County Consent Order Violation is now available for review.

Public Notices

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.
December 14, 2021
The Final 2022 Budget was adopted on December 13, 2021. View the budget on the Financials and Long-Term Planning page.

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 Planning and Zoning to see the full code and zoning map project page for full details.