Glenwood Springs is nationally recognized for its fly fishing excellence. Year round, fly fishing is both possible and prolific. Some enthusiasts claim that winter, with the least amount of pressure on hatcheries, is one of the best times to cast away. The seasons, spring through fall are more typical times to fish the region’s waterways, but anytime is a good day to go fishing in Glenwood Springs.

Gold Medal Waters Of The Roaring Fork

Colorado’s longest stretch of designated Gold Medal Water is located here in the Roaring Fork Valley, and there are additional stretches with the prestigious assignation nearby. Not only is the fishing world-class in and around Glenwood Springs, it is easily accessible.

The area’s rivers are home to brookies, browns, cutthroats and rainbow trout. More remote small streams and high alpine lakes are scattered across the Flat Tops in the White River National Forest. Experienced, local fly fishing outfitters and guide services can answer questions, provide equipment and gear.

Shore fishing or floating downstream in a dorrie, any day spent fishing the Gold Medal Waters of the Roaring Fork River is an exceptionally good one.

Glenwood Springs Fishing

Cast away for the chance to hook one of the enormous lunkers of the Colorado River through Glenwood Canyon, or find a productive fishing hole on one the canyon's tributary streams.

Fly Fish in Glenwood Springs

For convenience, buy licenses and habitat stamps online through Colorado Parks & Wildlife.

Guided fishing tour in Glenwood Springs

Evened seasoned local fishermen (and women) will sometimes take a guided fishing tour to hear the latest trade secrets.