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Fishing in Southern Colorado

The Upper Rio Grande area offers some of the best fishing in Colorado. Gold Medal waters on the river and an abundance of creeks, lakes, and reservoirs offer year-round fishing for the avid fisherman!

Welcome to the most complete directory of fishing locations in the area

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 - 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

We hope to inspire, invite, and encourage fishermen to plan their next trip to the Upper Rio Grande. This is a collaborative project - Please send Updates, Changes & Additions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

McKenzie Trail #804 to Crystal Lake


Rio Grande - Float: Gold Medal Waters at South Fork

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Archuleta Trail #839

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Rio Grande - Float: Palisade to Coller

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Upper Rio Fishing Map


Float the Rio Grande

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