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Colorado Trout Stream Suggestions #13972396 04/24/21 07:38 PM
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Going to be in Telluride in late-June for a family get-together. Driving from DFW. Will bring fly rod and waders. What streams near Telluride or on-route would you recommend? I have already fished the Frying Pan and the Eagle river near Vail - looking for something new.

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The Animas in Durango is awesome!!

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You can always hit the Juan too. Purple cliffs on the Animas is good stuff, depending on run off. The Delores is solid too.


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Thanks, guys. Will definitely try the Animas in Durango.

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Another good river is the Conejos River. If you like off the beaten path go to Platoro and fish the river and the lake.

https://diyflyfishing.com/conejos-river-colorado/

http://platoroco.com/

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spacejunkie - platoro and conejos is on the way to exactly nowhere smile

Telluride late June? San Miguel down toward Placerville should be good. The Animas will likely be in full runoff mode, but if it isn't, definitely hit it right in the town of Durango. Take a day trip to go fish Paco (Uncompahgre river). Huge fish, snake river cutties love enormous dry flies. The rainbows love droppers, and the browns wait for meat.

Another option is the Dolores both above and below McPHee Reservoir. Mostly stocked fish, but it's a bug factory and they get big fast.

If you want to catch natives..... Owl Creek Pass above ridgway and the forks of the Cimarron.

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Originally Posted by Golfer Jeff
spacejunkie - platoro and conejos is on the way to exactly nowhere smile

Telluride late June? San Miguel down toward Placerville should be good. The Animas will likely be in full runoff mode, but if it isn't, definitely hit it right in the town of Durango. Take a day trip to go fish Paco (Uncompahgre river). Huge fish, snake river cutties love enormous dry flies. The rainbows love droppers, and the browns wait for meat.

Another option is the Dolores both above and below McPHee Reservoir. Mostly stocked fish, but it's a bug factory and they get big fast.

If you want to catch natives..... Owl Creek Pass above ridgway and the forks of the Cimarron.


You are absolutely correct GJ in that it is in the middle of nowhere. But there is little pressure and you have the lake and the river to fish along with the remoteness of the place. If you are into horseback riding there is a wrangler there that will take you to the top of the mountain for a great view and lunch. Do a satellite view of the place to see just how remote it is if you are not familiar with it.

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Another good place is the Arkansas River between Leadville and Buena Vista. A lot of the river is private but there are some good spots that are public if you do your research.

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