Jeep gets stuck after failed attempt to cross high flowing river in Colorado

Dolores River, Photo Credit: San Miguel County Sheriff

According to a tweet from the San Miguel Sheriff’s Office, a jeep got stuck after attempting to cross the high waters of the Dolores River in southwest Colorado, located just a few miles upstream from Slick Rock in San Miguel County.

No injuries have been reported. This incident remains under investigation.

Located in southwest Colorado, the Dolores River is a scenic river that flows through southwest Colorado to Utah. Whitewater rafting ranges from flatwater to Class IV rapids. Currently, the river is flowing at 1,650 cubic feet per second with ideal conditions for rafters considered to be between 800 to 1,000 cubic feet per second.

As snow-pack continues to melt in the coming weeks, water levels in the Dolores River are expected to keep rising. Anyone traveling in the area of the river is advised to use caution.



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