Best Fishing Spots in the Rockies!

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The Rockies provide a ton of natural beauty as well as some fantastic fishing! Places such as Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park offer a ton of great fishing locations! So let’s take a look at some of the best fishing spots in the Rockies!

 

Loch Vale

 

Getting to Loch Vale takes a bit of a hike, starting at Glacier Gorge Trailhead. Along the way, you’ll see waterfalls and tons of other beautiful scenery. Once you reach Loch Vale, get ready for some great fishing! Some of the slower-moving sections of the inlet that flows into the west side of the Loch are supposedly great spots for catching dozens of fish! Make sure you arrive early enough so the fish don’t run out!

 

Lake of Glass and Sky Pond

 

If you’re looking for two locations within close proximity to fish, look no further than Lake of Glass and Sky Pond! While these two spots are a bit of a trek to get to, it will be well worth it! You’ll take in some great views of the Rockies and you’ll get some good exercise in as well! At Lake of Glass, you’ll be able to catch some brookies and greenback cutthroat trout and at Sky Pond, you’ll mostly be catching brookies!

 

Sprague Lake

 

Sprague Lake is the most accessible out of the fishing locations mentioned. It has a wheelchair-friendly path as well as boardwalks and bridges around the lake. You’ll get some fantastic views of Flattop Mountain and Hallet Peak while doing some casual brookie fishing here! Since it is so easily accessible, it can get pretty crowded, so we suggest getting out to Sprague Lake as soon as you can! 

 

Ouzel Lake & Creek

 

Near the southeastern corner of Rocky Mountain National Park is Ouzel Lake and Creek! This location is more remote, so it is low-traffic and very relaxing. Ouzel Lake is considered to be one of the best fly fishing destinations for greenback cutthroat trout in the entire park! The greenback cutthroat trout are catch-and-release at Ouzel Lake and Creek, but you can keep a legal amount of brook trout from these spots! 

 

Lawn Lake and Crystal Lake

 

Located on the northern side of Rocky National Park are Lake Lake and Crystal Lake! These are great fly-fishing locations for those who want to truly be out in the wilderness! While at either of these locations, you’ll be able to catch green, brook, rainbow, and greenback cutthroat trout!

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