Fishing on Rio Grande ColoradoRio Grande River – Great walk-wade or float fly-fishing. Lures may also be used.

South Fork boasts the longest stretch of “Gold Medal Waters” in the entire state! Nearly 20 miles of the Rio Grande River receive this designation from the Colorado Division of Wildlife. These designations are given out sparingly and represent the highest quality aquatic habitat in Colorado - your best chance to catch a trophy trout.

Lakes, Reservoirs and High Mountain Lakes - There are over 80 in the area

Stream Fishing - With more than 150 streams, you're sure to find a favorite!

Ice Fishing - Several lakes in the area are great for winter ice fishing

For info about specific areas for fishing:

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A Fishing License and Habitat Stamp are required. These can be purchased from local businesses. Also note possession limits, daily bag limits,  and type of fish allowed. Learn more about fishing regulations and requirements here:

See businesses listed under Outdoor Adventures for Fishing Guides and Equipment