The Gunnison Gorge is located on the Western Slope of Colorado and there are nearly 14 miles of Gold Medal waters to fish. For the majority of that length, the only access is by boat or foot. We backpack and day hike this area as often as possible. The Bureau of Reclamation in Colorado gave me a […]
We made a quick overnight backpacking trip up to Dollar Week this week. Sometimes we get the urge to spend a night over 10,000 feet. Always good fishing at the small lakes and you might catch a glimpse of Rocky Mountain sheep, elk, goats or the occasional bear. The largest animal we saw – besides humans and […]
We ventured into Dark Canyon for a quick overnight backpacking trip. This is a trail through the Raggeds Wilderness near Kebler Pass that follows Anthracite Creek. The shadows from the steep canyon walls move dramatically across the landscape and provide cool, breezy spots to rest and fish. The trout are mostly rainbows with the occasional […]
Hiking into the gorge is like climbing a mountain in reverse. And while it is cool and refreshing at the river, most of the route is desert terrain complete with cactus, lizards, and the occasional rattle snake. I also landed my first +20″ fish of the year – a beautiful rainbow trout.