Colorado Fishing Destinations

Box Lake & Drainage - Rmnp

Apache Trout Rainbow Trout

Box Lake Drainage is a popular fishing area located in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. It is home to brown, brook, and rainbow trout, making it a great spot for fly fishing enthusiasts. Nearby activities include hiking, camping, and wildlife viewing. For fishing, it is recommended to use dry flies and nymphs for the best success. The best time to visit is during the summer months, with an average temperature of 70°F. However, anglers can also fish during the winter months if they are willing to brave the cold weather. Get driving directions.

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Fish Species

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

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The rainbow trout is an extremely valuable species in any and all of its forms.