Colorado Fly Fishing Spots

Colorado fly fishing spots near Montrose

Colorado Fly Fishing Spots

Colorado fly fishing spots, offer unique experiences due to the diverse ecosystems and availability of specialized local knowledge and gear. The Uncompahgre River, which runs through Montrose, is a hidden gem with excellent fly fishing for Trout throughout the year. The river’s conditions and fish populations are well-maintained, providing a serene and productive environment for anglers. Colorado’s fly fishing is characterized by its scenic beauty and abundant trout, with Montrose being no exception. Additionally, the region boasts several reservoirs and high-country lakes, where anglers can enjoy fishing for trout and Kokanee Salmon. With such rich and varied fishing, Montrose is truly a destination where every fly fisher can find their perfect catch. Here are more great places to fish near Montrose:

Great Fly Fishing Near Montrose

RIDGEWAY STATE PARK – This nearby Park offers a serene and picturesque setting for fly fishing, particularly along the Uncompahgre River. This river, known for its clear, cold waters, is a haven for anglers seeking trophy-sized trout. A variety of fish including Rainbow, Brown and Cutthroat Trout, provide a rewarding experience for all fly fishers. The Park offers reservoir fishing as well, with the chance to catch Kokanee Salmon during their autumn run.

SILVER JACK RESERVOIR – Nestled in the Uncompahgre National Forest this is a serene destination for fly fishing enthusiasts. Panoramic views and abundant trout population, include Brown, Rainbow, and Cutthroat Trout, the reservoir offers a peaceful retreat for anglers. The best access for fishing is on the east side of the lake. Here the pristine waters of the Cimarron River flow into the reservoir, providing excellent conditions for fly fishing. Whether you’re an experienced fisher or a first timer, the Reservoir is a must-visit for a tranquil fishing experience.

Colorado Fly Fishing Spots Black Canyon

BLACK CANYON NATIONAL PARK AND GUNNISON GORGE – The Park is renowned for its Gold Medal Waters. The Park and the Gunnison Gorge offers an exceptional experience for anglers. The Gunnison River, renowned for its large Rainbow and Brown Trout, flows through these stunning Colorado landscapes. The waters provide both a challenging and rewarding fishing adventure. With options of float fishing or walk-and-wade trips, fishermen can enjoy the gorge and its exciting rapids. The area is a haven for fishing enthusiasts and also a habitat for diverse wildlife, making it a picturesque destination.

ALMONT AREA – Located between Gunnison and Crested Butte, this area offers a diverse range of fishing experiences. “Catch and Release” sections of the river and scenic float-fishing opportunities along the upper Gunnison River offer fishing adventures. Dozens of small streams make fly fishing an adventure in the area especially with the fall run of Kokanee Salmon. For those seeking guidance, local outfitters provide expert advice and guided trips. Whether you’re a seasoned angler or a beginner, Almont’s rich waters and beautiful landscapes make it an ideal destination.

CIMARRON RIVER – The Cimarron River in Colorado is a hidden gem for fly fishing enthusiasts. Nestled in the San Juan Mountains, its headwaters near the Gunnison River Basin offer a serene and picturesque setting. This area is known for catching Rainbows and Cutthroat Trout. The river’s varied landscape, from shallow freestone to deep pools, provides an ideal habitat for a diverse fish population. It makes this area a delightful spot for both seasoned and novice fly fishers.

June Festivals and Events

BLUEGRASS & ROOTS FESTIVAL – Palisade, 14-16th – Annual festival in Riverbend Park, featuring guitars, fiddles, and amazing artistry. Start your day off with a yoga class on a paddleboard or enjoy pancakes at the pancake breakfasts. Later enjoy unique workshops and other fun festivities. Head over to the local Lavender farm or a local winery for a tasting.

FOOD & WINE CLASSIC – Aspen, 14-16th – One of the nation’s premier culinary events which includes professional winemakers, and culinary experts gathering for this annual event. Learn from the best in the food and wine industry during the event’s seminars.

COUNTRY JAM – Grand Junction, 20-22nd – One of the biggest destination country music festivals. This festival in the United States is over 30 years old.

TELLURIDE BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL – 20-23rd – 50th year celebration will include a myriad of performer across a range of genres. There will be workshops and songwriting competitions for those attending to enjoy.

STRAWBERRY DAYS FESTIVAL – Glenwood Springs, 21-23rd – Held annually since 1898, this is one of the longest-running festivals in Colorado. Enjoy family themed activities to include live music, booths, and interactive games.

TELLURIDE CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL – 26th-July 7th – Telluride’s music loving community will have an opportunity to enjoy performances. Located in a restored barn, now home to a local family. This year’s presentation of “Summer Soirees” embodies a moment in time. Each program will feature traditional classical, modern and world influenced chamber music.

Activities Around Montrose

COLORADO PINUP CLUB SOCK HOP – 511 E Main St – June 7thPut on your poodle skirts or blue suede shoes.  Join the Colorado Pinup Club as we enjoy the sights and sounds of the 50s. Cruise back in time with the classic car show and enjoy refreshments from local vendors. Fun for the whole family.

SOMETHING ROTTEN MUSICAL – 420 S 12th St – June 7-30th Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.  Join your neighbors at the local community theatre for this fun musical performance presented by Magic Circle Players.

2024 HOME AND GARDEN TOUR – 1800 Pavilion Rd – June 8th – Enjoy 5 beautiful home landscapes on this self-guided tour. The tour will begin at the Montrose Botanic Gardens. Select locations also featuring live music, plain air artists and refreshments.

MONTROSE PRIDE 2024: RAINBOW IN THE ROCKIES – Montrose Rotary Amphitheater – June 8th – Come out and enjoy a full set list of performers, including comedians, drag performers and live music. Montrose Pride celebrates the diversity and individuality of the LGBTQIA2S+ community. Bring the whole family and enjoy great food, diverse vendors and incredible performances.

UTE INDIAN MUSEUM COMMUNITY APPRECIATION – Ute Indian Museum – June 8th – Enjoy a day filled with special events. Some activities include flute playing, colorful dancing in traditional regalia, cultural programs, story-telling and more.

FETE DE LA MUSIQUE FESTIVAL – Downtown Ridgeway – June 30th – The festival celebrates community, music and summer solstice. A plethora of live music will be offered by local and regional musicians from all genres and ages. Beverage stations and food trucks will be there to enjoy. Come celebrate summer.

FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK – Montrose Center for the Arts – A new art exhibit opens to the public. On the first Friday of each month, the featured artist is there along with live music, catered snacks and beverages.

Cobble Creek Community Activities

Homes at Cobble Creek may be the perfect active living community in Colorado with a multitude of outdoor activities.  The newest Collection of homes called Spruce Point Patio Homes offers three models available with one of three exterior elevations and four garage options.  Floor plan designs are open with a multitude of conveniences.  Check out the Available Homes page where you will see what is for sale.  Homes at Cobble Creek is an affordable Colorado golf community and voted as one of Ideal-LIVING’s top 100 Best Communities. It is the perfect location for someone planning to retire and looking for a senior active living community in Colorado.

HAPPY HOURFridays 5-7 pm

BAAN THAI Food Truck – June 11th 3:00-8:00 pm and June 25th 3:00-8:00 pm

TACO TUESDAYS5-7 pm – Come enjoy a variety of different tacos with your friends.


PICKLEBALL – Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays

LADIES NIGHT OUT – April 25th 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Fashion Show Boutique, Wine Tasting, Giveaways, Champagne and Light Bites.

SCRAMBLE FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP – June 28th – Benefiting Montrose Red Hawks


Bible Study; Book Club

Golf – Fit for Golf; Golfer Yoga

Hiking Club; Women’s Walking Group

Ladies’ night Blackjack; Mahjong; Hand & Foot; Bunco; Poker; Dominoes

Men’s Coffee; Women’s Coffee

About Homes at Cobble Creek. Colorado Golf Course Homes for an Authentic Mountain Lifestyle.

A resort-style golf course community located in Montrose, Colorado, Homes at Cobble Creek features new home construction. These active living retirement homes in Montrose offer premium living, and conveniences in a beautiful Colorado mountain setting. Our carefully planned neighborhood with resort-style amenities offers a variety of recreational activities, including an 18-hole golf course. There are pickleball and tennis courts, walking and fishing trails as well as nearby fishing, hiking, and skiing.

Nestled at the base of the beautiful San Juan Mountains of Colorado, our residents enjoy a multitude of outdoor activities.  Plan an afternoon of hiking or biking the Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area or Black Canyon National Park.  Fish the Gunnison River, or in the winter plan to ski at Telluride or Crested Butte ski resorts. These are just two of the resorts near Montrose Colorado. An ideal choice as a Montrose retirement community, residents can walk easily to the Cobble Creek Clubhouse for Happy Hour. At the Clubhouse participate in holiday parties and parades, yoga at the fitness center, or Book Club.

At Spruce Point Patio Homes in the Cobble Creek Golf Community, you will find homes for sale. If preferred there is a streamlined design process to help you configure your own new house.  There are a variety of home options, styles, and prices to fit your vision and needs. Come visit us today and learn more about the exciting active-living lifestyle options available at Homes at Cobble Creek.  Contact Madison about Spruce Point Patio Homes at 970-275-0662 or complete the Contact Us form.


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