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Living in Dolores

The Town of Dolores is a great place to live whether you are coming to find a quiet place to retire or looking for a safe place to raise your family. Close enough to a bigger city but far enough away to let the small town life relax and calm you. There are approximately 30 acres of parks and open space that includes ball fields, trails and fishing access. Not to mention the endless amount of public lands at your fingertips.


Get a hike in on the award-winning McPhee Overlook Trail with great views of McPhee Reservoir. Dust off your mountain bike for an amazing ride through the Boggy Draw Trail System's single track. Take a stroll along the River Trail. Get your fishing gear out and head to the lake or a nearby fishing hole. Get a bite to eat at one of our dining establishments. Get your groceries locally, your Farmers Market fix on Wednesdays, find some activities for kids at our library. Get your camping gear and OHV ready for a weekend getaway. Be the host that shows your friends and family around this area.


Dolores Public Schools has a great K thru 12 school system, active athletics and high performing students. They have an active booster club, and help out with many events and activities throughout the year.

Want to join a club, volunteer and get social?

  • Rotary Club of Dolores: meets every Tuesday at 7:30am at the Dolores Public Library. They host the Escalante Days Mountain Bike Race, monthly food commodity distribution, monthly bingo fundraisers for local organizations, holiday lights, and their main focus is youth leadership. Stop on by to check out a meeting and breakfast is on us! $155 yearly membership. or

  • Dolores Mountain Quilters: meets at 10am on the first Tuesday of the month at the Dolores Community Center.

  • Masonic Lodge: Meets at the Dolores Community Center from Jan-Jun and Sep-Oct on the 4th Thursday @ 7:00 PM. In November on the 2nd Thursday @ 7:00 PM 

  • Senior Lunch Program: Meets every Monday & Wednesday at 11:30am at the Dolores Community Center. Contact Ruby Gonzales for more information (970) 882-7717. Seniors $4 lunch, non-seniors $8 lunch. They also do Meals on Wheels for home-bound seniors in Dolores.

  • Southwest Colorado Cycling Association (SWCCA): often does trail work on Boggy Draw on Tuesdays and has Wednesday's women's rides.

  • Dolores Schools RE-4A Board Meetings: happens the 2nd Thursday of each month, 6pm at the Admin Building, 100 N 6th Street in Dolores

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