As this more than 1,400-mile-long waterway, maneuvers through Glenwood Springs, it treats anglers to an unparalleled fly-fishing experience. Hook rainbow and brown trout near canyon walls that climb more than 1,000 feet into the sky. At times quick and in other instances slow, the Colorado River offers plenty of ledges swarming with trophy-sized trout to cast into.
Professional anglers and first-time fly fishers, alike, can equally enjoy this fast-moving body of water. Countless trout streams flow through the west’s all encompassing terrain, few, though, rival the beauty, climate, and fly fishing found on the Roaring Fork River.
A dry-fly paradise, the Frying Pan River fishes great, practically year round. A classic tailwater, this river holds some of the biggest and most beautiful trout in the valley.
The Crystal River starts above the town of Marble before making its way through Carbondale and into the Roaring Fork River. A local treasure, the crystal provides great fishing as the water takes on less pressure.