One of the best fly-fishing destinations in Colorado is Glenwood Springs. Known for its two rivers and hot springs, it’s also a popular fly-fishing spot. The water from higher elevations feeds into Glenwood Springs and the Colorado/Roaring Fork Rivers. Several species of trout thrive in these waters, including brown, brook, cutthroat, and rainbow. This area is a perfect jumping-off place to learn to fly-fish and also a gorgeous area for well-seasoned anglers to fish.
The most popular time of year to fish Glenwood Springs is during the spring and fall. However, many anglers like to fish Glenwood Springs during the winter when there are fewer fishermen competing for the best fishing spots. Year round fly fishing at Glenwood Springs is not only possible, but common.
Glenwood Springs includes hundreds of miles of world-class “Gold Medal Water” where fisherman will find the most pristine cold-water habit providing the best opportunities to catch trophy size trout. The longest stretch of gold medal water in Glenwood Springs is the Roaring Fork River found in the Roaring Fork Valley. The Roaring Fork River is easily accessible and provides anglers some of the best trout fishing in Colorado.
Glendwood Springs also provides anglers the opportunity to fish the Colorado and Crystal Rivers, two of Colorado’s most popular trout fisheries. Glenwwood Springs is also home to the White River National Forest where anglers can explore a maze of remote streams and high alpine lake fisheries.
To fish Glenwood Springs, or any of the surrounding areas, anglers mush have a valid Colorado state fishing license and Colorado Wildlife stamp.