US News & World Report lists Denver as number one on their 2016 list of Best Places to Live in the USA. I think they got it right, and with good reason. We have the most breathtaking nature right in our backyard, with almost 200 peaks in the Rocky Mountain Range greeting us every day. This Mile High City really is 5,280 feet above sea level, giving us some of the most vivid clear, blue skies in the country. Star gazing is a delight in this atmosphere. And, can you imagine, 300 days of sunshine a year!
The city itself boasts over 6,000 acres of parkland, and the downtown area teems with amazing restaurants, a thriving music venue, trendy bars and exciting sports events. No wonder over 15 million people come to visit us every year. A perfect place to live. But there is more.
Fly Fishing Denver Waters
Fly fishing is a passion with me. Denver gives me access to some of the best fly fishing waters in the world. Living here, I am in close to much of the 6,000 miles of river and over 2,000 dams and reservoirs in the state. I can test my skills against over 35 different species of fish in these waters, from rainbow, cutthroat, brown and brook trout, to perch, bass, carp, saugeye and even Kokanee, Colorado’s landlocked salmon.
I love Denver because it is also home to my favorite fly fishing shop, Minturn Anglers. With the help of their professional fly fishing guides, I have explored and enjoyed catching trophy size fish on various waters around Denver. They have introduced me to fishing right in the city’s downtown, and brought me to other Gold Medal sections of the South Platte, from the Dream Stream, Hartsel and Clear Creek, to the Tomahawk and Cheesman Canyon and Deckers. This year I am hoping to book a trip with them to try my hand on the Blue River, and maybe Eagle Creek and the Colorado as well.
I know that I can always count on the professional guides from Minturn Anglers to bring me to the most productive fly fishing locations.