This section of the Colorado receives relatively light pressure,
especially considering the fine fly fishing opportunities available.
Floating is the best way to cover this water which may, in part,
account for the relatively low numbers of fly fishers.
section, below the Shoshone power station at Grizzly Creek
through Glenwood Springs to the Roaring Fork, is a fairly large
river. From here downstream, however, the Colorado becomes
quite a large river, at least by Colorado standards. Good fishing
and about six good float trips are available from here all the way to
Rifle. There is also adequate access from along Interstate 70 and
further downstream along Highway 6.
In this section of the
river there are mainly Rainbow and Brown trout, with Colorado
River , whitefish, and some brookies and cutthroats. Relatively
light fishing pressure and generally good results make this an
excellent area to fish.
January through December
(NOTE: Fish year-round, but the best time is August to October.)