Colorado Fishing Destinations

Cottonwood Lake #1 (Grand Mesa)

Apache Trout Cutthroat Trout

Cottonwood Lake 1 on Grand Mesa in Colorado is a popular fishing destination. The lake is stocked with rainbow and cutthroat trout, making it a great spot for anglers. Nearby activities include hiking, camping, and wildlife viewing. Fishing tips include using small spinners or bait and fishing near submerged logs and rocks. The best time to visit is from June to September when the average temperature ranges from 60 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. 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.