Colorado Fishing Destinations

Cottonwood Lake (Pearl Parkway Boulder)

Apache Trout Brown Trout Cutthroat Trout and 1 more species

The Cottonwood Lake Pearl Parkway Boulder fishing area in Colorado offers excellent fishing opportunities for rainbow trout, brown trout, and cutthroat trout. Nearby activities include hiking, camping, picnicking, and wildlife viewing. Fishing tips include using small spinners, dry flies, and live bait. The best time of year to visit is from May to October, with average temperatures ranging from 65°F to 80°F during the day and 30°F to 50°F at night. 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 brown trout is one of the world’s most widely distributed and highly esteemed freshwater fish.

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

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