Weekend Angler: Denver
If tailwaters aren't your thing, then the upper Colorado River near the tiny town of Parshall may be your calling. This section of river lies within two hours of Denver, and recently acquired public access areas give anglers ample fly-fishing opportunities in this region.
From Hot Sulphur Springs downstream to Kremmling, this portion of the Colorado provides excellent dry-fly fishing with thick hatches of stoneflies, mayflies and caddis guaranteed to entice healthy rainbows and browns.
Nymphing on the Colorado River will always produce, and throwing streamers at dusk and throughout the fall gives you the opportunity to hook up with some real hogs.
The Kemp Breeze State Wildlife Area is a particularly beautiful stretch of river and includes the confluence with the Williams Fork River, which is also a prime fishery with hefty trout, despite its modest size. In fact, many anglers prefer the Williams Fork over the Colorado when crowds are minimal.
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication