Colorado Fishing Destinations

Blue Lakes - Ipwa

Apache Trout

The Blue Lakes IPWA fishing area in Colorado is a popular destination for anglers looking to catch trout, particularly rainbow and cutthroat. The area offers hiking trails and scenic views, making it a great spot for outdoor enthusiasts. Fishing tips include using small flies and spinners and fishing early in the morning or evening. The best time to visit is in the summer months, with average temperatures ranging from 60-80 degrees Fahrenheit. Nearby activities include camping, hiking, and horseback riding. Get driving directions.

Weather Outlook

Fish Species

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