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Beaver Ponds Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
These beautiful ponds are surrounded with aspen trees and scenic views. The fishing is rated as fair.
Bowman Creek Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
Bowman Creek is small (three to six feet in width) yet swift. It supports small brook and brown trout.
Brush Creek Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
Brush Creek begins in the Elk Mountains and flows into the East River on the eastern flanks of Mt. Crested Butte.
Castle Creek Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
Castle Creek joins Ohio Creek approximately six miles south of Ohio Pass. This creek supports brook trout, brown trout and fair fishing.
Cement Creek Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
The Cement Creek source lies on Mount Tilton in the Elk Mountains east of Crested Butte. It offers good fishing of brown and brook trout.
Copper Creek Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
Copper Creek is swift and fast with small Brook trout. Access along creek by foot or horse only.
Copper Lake Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
This is a high-alpine lake that supports snake river cutthroat and rainbow trout. The fishing is rated as fair.
Costo Lake Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
This beautiful lake lies in the West Elk Wilderness. It is a good destination for a pack trip.
East River Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
The East River headwaters begin near Emerald Lake north of Gothic. It provides 35 miles of fishing water before joining the Taylor River in Almont.
Emerald Lake Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
Emerald Lake is an alpine lake of twelve surface acres, that supports small rainbow trout. It is situated in a scenic valley with a picnic area on its northern shore.
Italian Creek Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
This creek originates high in the southeastern Elk Mountains. The fishing is rated as excellent.
Lake Irwin Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
This beautiful alpine lake is easily accessed and supports rainbow and brook trout in thirty surface acres of water.
Lake Irwin Picnic Ground Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
The Lake Irwin Picnic Ground is especially with anglers. Most summer days visitors can see fish biting insects on the surface of the lake.
Lottis Creek Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
This stream supports rainbow trout, brook trout, brown trout and good fishing.
Mill Creek Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
Mill Creek offers some of the most breathtaking scenery in the West Elk Wilderness as well as, a well defined trail to it's headwaters.
Mirror Lake Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
Mirror Lake lies at 11,000 feet immediately west of the Continental Divide. brook and rainbow trout inhabit this clear lake.
Oh-Be-Joyful Creek Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
This beautiful small stream is six to eight feet in width, offering Brook trout. Beautiful scenic country. The fishing is rated as fair.
Pot Hole Lakes Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
Pot Hole lakes lie close to 10,000 feet on the Taylor River north of Taylor Reservoir. They are heavily stocked due to easy accessibility.
Ptarmigan Lake Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
This lake, located above 12,000 feet, offers rainbow trout and good fishing.
Slate River Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
This small river supports brook, brown and rainbow trout, but the fishing is rated as poor. Regardless, the surrounding terrain is beautifully rugged with many recreation opportunities.
Slate River Road #734 Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
This road follows Slate River and then continues to the White River National Forest.
Soap Creek Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
An inlet of the Reservoir allows both Reservoir and creek fishing for rainbow, brook, cutthroat and brown trout. The fishing is rated as good.
Spring Creek Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
Spring Creek originates on the southwestern flanks of American Flag Mountain in the Elk Mountain Range. It's waters flow southward to Spring Creek Reservoir and on to the Taylor River.
Spring Creek Reservoir Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
Spring Creek Reservoir lies immediately west of Taylor Park Reservoir amidst 10,000 and 11,000 foot peaks. This lake supports rainbow and brown trout and fair fishing.
Taylor Lake Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
This lake supports Brook trout, but is rated as having poor fishing.
Tellurium Creek Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
The upper stretches of Tellurium Creek contain brook trout and a few brown trout inhabit the lower stretches. The fishing is rated as fair.
Texas Creek Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
Deep pools and riffles support Rainbows, Browns, and Brook trout. The fishing is rated as good.
Texas Creek Lakes Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
These four lakes are fed by Texas Creek and are centrally located between the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness boundary and Taylor Park Reservoir in Taylor Park.
Twin Lakes Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
Twin Lakes are located within the southeastern boundary of the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area. The lakes support rainbow trout with the fishing rated as poor.
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