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Fishing: Colorado > Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests > Cebolla Ranger District

Quick Facts

Cebolla Creek

Beginning Elevation: 11,360 Feet (3541.1 Meters)
Length: 40 Miles (66.67 Kilometers) to Blue Mesa Reservoir

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General Description

The headwaters of Cebolla Creek lie southeast of Lake City along Forest Road 788. Many of the streams contributing to the upper Cebolla begin in the Powderhorn and La Garita Wilderness areas. Cebolla Creek flows northward into Blue Mesa Reservoir. Rainbow and brook trout are common in Cebolla and Mill Creeks. Fishing is also good in Brush Creek, Rough Creek and Mineral Creek where brook trout are the predominant species.

Directions from Lake City: Take Highway 149 south ten miles and turn left onto the Los Pinos - Cebolla Road, Forest Service Road 788. The road parallels Mill Creek and Cebolla Creek for the next 14 miles.

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Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Not Recommended
Report: fishing not good.tried various fly patterns but the tourists fish it out every year

Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Cold Water Fishing Cebolla Creek
ICON Plant Identification Cebolla Creek
ICON Rivers & Streams Cebolla Creek
ICON Scenic Driving Los Pinos - Cebolla Road, 788
ICON Viewing Scenery Cebolla Creek

Related Activities
Cebolla Campground - Cebolla Campground is located on Forest Developed Road 788 between La Garita and Powderhorn Wilderness Areas. Visitors to this site enjoy fishing, hiking, backpacking and horseback riding.

Deer Lakes Campground - Anglers will enjoy the scenic beauty of the Deer Lakes located next to this site. Great opportunities for hiking, backpacking and horseback riding can be found in the wilderness areas east of Deer Lakes Campground.

Hidden Valley Tent Campground - Hidden Valley Campground provides access to La Garita and Powderhorn Wilderness Areas. It is an ideal site for backpackers and hikers who plan to use the network of trails in these natural areas.

Spruce Campground - Spruce Campground is popular with hikers, equestrians and anglers. Wilderness areas surround the site and the Cebolla Creek runs through it.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Taylor River/Cebolla Ranger Districts, 216 North Colorado , Gunnison, CO, 81230, Phone: 970-641-0471


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