Anyone know any good backpacking/fishing destinations near Denver?

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Anyone know any good backpacking/fishing destinations near Denver?

Post by rlown » Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:35 pm

Someone PM'd me for a great destination near Denver for backpacking and fishing.
His partner doesn't like the first pick of a trip due to mileage, but it would seem driving 3-5 hrs to get to a trailhead would be ok.
They want some larger fish (read not stunted.)

I've never fished CO waters, but someone here might have.








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Post by gmillar » Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:22 pm

Thanks Russ.

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Post by gmillar » Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:20 am

3-4 hr drive would be preferred and 3-4 hr drive. My dad and brother are being pansies.

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Re: Anyone know any good backpacking/fishing destinations near Denver?

Post by venturefar » Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:56 am

On my last visit to the Denver area I hit Waterton Canyon. (Northern terminus of the Colorado trail on the South Platte) It's not wilderness (follows a dirt road for like 9 miles) and there are a lot of people (mostly hikers/bikers) It was still a good time time and I caught plenty of fish. It was only about 40 minutes from my sister's house in the Denver suburbs.
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