Colorado Fishing Destinations

Crawford Lake (Hell Canyon) - Ipwa

Apache Trout Cutthroat Trout

Crawford Lake Hell Canyon IPWA is a popular fishing destination in Colorado, known for its abundance of brown, rainbow, and cutthroat trout. The area offers several recreational activities, including camping, hiking, and wildlife watching. Anglers can use various fishing techniques, including fly fishing, baitcasting, and spinning, to catch their favorite fish species. The best time to visit is between June and September when the temperatures range from 60°F to 80°F, but it can get chilly at night, so make sure to bring warm clothing. Overall, this is a great spot for outdoor enthusiasts looking for a peaceful getaway in the mountains. 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.