Plan your trip to Colorado
Planning your fishing trip in Colorado grants you the opportunity to land one of at least 35 species of both warm- and cold-water fish that inhabit the area including smallmouth bass, brown trout, sunfish, and Snake River cutthroat. Many anglers head to the mountain streams and rivers in search of the renowned rainbow trout. However, with more than 6,000 miles of streams and more than 2,000 lakes and reservoirs to choose from, you should never have a hard time finding your own private “fishing hole”. There are also a number of Colorado resort that offer outfitting services, providing a guide to help you find your own little hot spot.
Featured Fishing Resorts and Lodges in Colorado
The Roaring Fork Valley offers world-class fly-fishing and when you stay with The Crestwood, you're not too far to experience it all. Head to the Roaring Fork River or the Frying Pan River and cast your line for a range of species. Teeming with rainbow, brown, cutthroat and brook trout, you're sure to make that trophy catch!
The Rocky Mountains are home to absolutely incredible fishing opportunities. Glacial-fed streams and rivers off great opportunities to create fish stories your friends will never believe. And at Grand Timber Lodge, your fishing vacation is in good hands. Make this Colorado destination the central hub for your fishing escape!
Traveling to the rugged lands of Colorado in search of your next trophy catch? Well, just outside the front door of The Evergreens on Fall River, both Estes Lake and the Fall River are teeming with a diversity of fish! Your next angling adventure awaits in Rocky Mountain National Park!
As they're proud to tell you, at Boulder Mountain Lodge, the fishing, is just right out the door. Four Mile Creek is about twenty feet away from the lodge and rich with Brook Trout, and the occasional Rainbow Trout too! So go ahead, get that fishing license, bring the tackle, and cast a line for fishing like you've never experienced it before.
Put your angling skills to the test amid Colorado's Rockies! The Snake River that flows through Keystone is a great place to do some fly-fishing and reel in some trout. This pristine river is offers stunning views and tranquil areas to practice your skills. Keep in mind that fishing around Keystone is primarily catch-and-release.
Whether you're a seasoned angler or just having fun, you'll be in good hands with the expert guides at Vista Verde. The fly fishing course teaches you all the tricks of the trade, and a few even veteran anglers might not know. After the course, put your skills to the test on the neighboring rivers and streams.
Fishing enthusiasts rejoice! When you stay at C Lazy U Ranch you're just minutes away from the best fly-fishing locations on the Colorado River. If you're a beginner, you can easily learn the basics at their onsite pond. For the more experienced anglers, head off to two miles of private stream with their full-time guide Claus.
The creek running through the resort is chalked full of rainbow, golden, and cutthroat trout. Bring your own equipment, or visit the Country Store for top-of-the-line fishing supplies. Take a guided fishing adventure along the Arkansas River, and reel in that trophy catch!
Colorado has only 13 streams and lakes as Gold Medal Trout Waters, and several of these waterways can be found within an hour and a half of Grand Lodge on Peak 7. Explore world-class fly fishing on your own, or hire a guide to take you to where the fish are biting. It's a great time no matter your skill level!
Spend a day fishing at Tumbling River Ranch! They have two stocked ponds ready and waiting for you to cast your line. Better yet, fly-fishing clinics are available and the trading post carries the supplies you need for a great day of fishing. No matter if you're a pro or a first-timer, you'll have a great time at Tumbling River Ranch!
Just steps away from any suite at Boulder Brook on Fall River is access to great fishing possibilities! Although only catch and release is permitted (some of the area's trout are endangered), this is the perfect spot to cast your line during your stay. Most of the natural fish in the area are brown trout, ranging from eight to ten inches.
Come take advantage of some of the finest trout fishing around in Estes Park, Colorado! Whether from the shore, boat, or fly fishing right out of the mountain streams, it all can be done in the Rockies! Just remember to obtain a valid Colorado fishing license before casting a line.
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