Colorado Fishing Destinations

Animas River

Apache Trout Cutthroat Trout

The Animas River in Colorado is an excellent spot for fly fishing enthusiasts. The river is home to brown, rainbow, and cutthroat trout. This area is also known for its breathtaking views of the San Juan Mountains, making it an ideal spot for hiking and camping. In the town of Durango, visitors can explore historic sites, ride the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, or go river rafting. The best time to visit the Animas River is between June and September, with temperatures averaging in the mid-70s to low 80s. Fishing tips include using dry flies, nymphs, and streamers during different times of day. Get driving directions.

Weather Outlook

Fish Species

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The apache trout is considered to be critically endangered by the IUCN.

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Cutthroat trout are the most widely distributed of all the western trouts of North America.