Colorado Fishing Destinations

Rio Grande Swa

Apache Trout Cutthroat Trout

The Rio Grande SWA fishing area in Colorado is a popular spot for anglers due to its abundance of rainbow, brown, and cutthroat trout. The area also offers hiking, camping, and wildlife viewing opportunities. Fishing tips include using small flies and light tackle, and focusing on deep pools and riffles. The best time to visit is from May to September, with average temperatures ranging from 50-80 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.