Dolores River Map Ponderosa Gorge

Bradfield Access to Slick Rock Access – Whitewater Rafting in Colorado!

Sloping canyon walls covered with oak brush and other shrubs characterize the first few miles of river below Bradfield Bridge. Then the canyon deepens and begins its transition from a mountain to a desert river. Sandstone walls appear and groves of ponderosa pine and Douglas fir cover the benches along the river, offering some of the West’s most beautiful campsites. With 19 ft of gradient per mile, class III and IV rapids like Snaggletooth, and Cannonball punctuate your ride with excitement. Printer friendly souvenir-quality low-resolution or high-resolution versions of this map are great to bring along when visiting us.

Dolores River Ponderosa Gorge Map

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You are great to work with and your guides are fun to be around and well trained. Each experience I’ve had with you (3) has been excellent.
Dawn R.
From the enthusiastic greetings when we arrived at the office this am, all service was top notch.
John D.
It was the best first experience in rafting. Ben was awesome!! Five stars!
Kirby S.
Appreciate your professional and fun staff! Will definitely return next year!
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Ken T.
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Mark W.
Your staff and guides were so helpful and so much fun. My kids ranked that half-day trip as the highlight of our month long trip!
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Jamie L.
Matt was the most enthusiastic and exciting guide I have ever had… and I have done this a lot.
Carl M.
Best time I’ve had on the river in the past 15 years!!!! Will return soon!!!
Dylan S.
Been rafting six times around the country. Best trip and guide so far.
James H.
We feel we have found new friends in Wilderness Aware and plan on spending time in the future with you.
Susie S.
Pete was great. Extremely friendly and he took great care of us and really put our group first. Our trip was relaxing and fun!
Erin L.
We had an awesome time! All staff we dealt with were very personable and helpful. I can’t imagine anything you could do to improve!
Rusty B.
We’ve been with a lot of different rafting companies over the years and we have never used the same company twice but everyone on the trip agreed that your company is the best!
Lisa P.
Sarah, our guide, was the consummate professional.
Becky M.
Very pleasant and enjoyable experience. Rafted four other times and this was the best.
Linda H.
We started rafting with you in 1988. This is our fourth trip. Will be back.
Jim L.
We booked our trip cold off the internet and found from the very beginning a very friendly and courteous staff that helped out and answered all our questions.
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The trip, your people, your facility never get old.
Fred P.
I started rafting at WA in 1999 and have always had a good time. I highly recommend WA to anyone who wants to raft.
Marty E.
One of the best times of my life!
Dylnn R.
I would like to commend your staff on their great teamwork and enthusiasm. This was the highlight of our trip to Arizona.
Michele E.
We had an awesome time. I would definitely recommend your company!
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Phil G.
I want to raft again and again and well you get the point…again.
Levi V.
This company is quality. Six years ago I did the same trip with Jack, Ian, and Kelly and the quality is as good today.
Chris G.
This trip surpassed all of my expectations.
Amy B.
Thanks for the great time on the river. You do a super job of taking care of your crews.
Jan P.
We have rafted round the world and this is by far the best—best trained guides, best safety, best food, best fun. Thanks.
Jane H.
Frenchie was the best guide I’ve ever had! This is a great company and I will definitely be telling friends about it!
Jamin R.
I love the staff!! Very entertaining and welcoming. This was a great rafting experience. I want to come back tomorrow and do it again!
Bailey W.
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Barbara L.
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Beth G.
I work in safety – wish I could get all our regional safety folks to present their safety meetings with the same enthusiasm and professionalism.
Karla S.
When I made our reservation I knew we were going to have a fantastic time. Everything that happened today exceeded my expectations.
Mark E.
I have rafted with other companies before but I found your company and Mike, our guide, to be outstanding! I will be back!
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