The Dolores Canyon Overlook is approximately an 11-mile drive east of Dove Creek on mostly gravel roads that even low-clearance vehicles should be able to navigate reasonably well. From the parking area, the overlook is still a short hike through picnic sites and down a fairly obvious trail to a viewing area with short stone walls. The view varies from sandstone cliffs, to scenic green landscapes, to areas of the Dolores River far, far below. The outer edges of the picnic area are surrounded by steep cliffs and potentially dangerous drops in some places without fences or obvious warnings, so scout the perimeter before setting very young children loose.
The map below shows the route to the Overlook. Click on map symbols for more information. Click on the blue route for more specific driving directions.
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