Colorado Fishing Destinations

Fifth Lake - Rmnp

Apache Trout Cutthroat Trout

The Fifth Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park is a popular fishing area located in the northeastern part of the park. Here, anglers can catch rainbow, brown, and cutthroat trout. The nearby activities include hiking, camping, and wildlife watching. The best time to visit is between June and September when the weather is warm and the fishing is at its best. During this time, the average temperature ranges between 60°F and 80°F. When fishing, it's recommended to use small lures and flies, and to fish early in the morning or late in the evening for the best results. 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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Cutthroat trout are the most widely distributed of all the western trouts of North America.