Colorado Fishing Destinations

Forest Lakes - Ipwa

Apache Trout Brook Trout

The Forest Lakes IPWA fishing area in Colorado is a popular destination for anglers seeking rainbow, cutthroat, and brook trout. The area also offers hiking, camping, and wildlife viewing opportunities in nearby Roosevelt National Forest. Fishing tips include using dry flies, nymphs, and streamers, and fishing early or late in the day for the best results. The best time to visit is in the summer months of June through August, with average temperatures ranging from 70-80°F. Overall, the Forest Lakes IPWA is a fantastic spot for fly fishing and outdoor recreation in Colorado. 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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The brook trout is one of the most popular game fishes in northeastern North America.