Vail Valley Rivers & Streams 2018-05-01T22:00:42+00:00

RIVER REPORT

Vail Valley & Streams

Minturn Anglers offers a wide variety of fly fishing experiences. The rivers we fish include some of the most highly rated and sought after fishing destinations, as well as those less well known but equally as productive. Dependent on conditions, and time of year, our rivers can be floated or waded and customized to your individual requirements. While there are a wide-range of trip options, the one constant is spending a day in a spectacular outdoor environment, catching wild mountain trout.

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Colorado River

The Colorado River is unrivaled for it’s beautiful landscapes, deep canyon walls, and aggressive trout. The most popular float is a four-mile trip from Pumphouse to Radium. Here the river is dominated by riffle/runs in the upper section followed by a deep and swift canyon section. If you want the complete Colorado float trip experience, you must fish this river.

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Eagle River

The Eagle River is a magnificent fishery, that while not well known, is a consistent producer of hard fighting rainbow, brown, and cut-bow trout. The Eagle River begins outside of Camp Hale and terminates in the Colorado River near Dotsero.

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Homestake Creek Colorado

Homestake Creek

Homestake Creek is one of the main tributaries into the Eagle River. Homestake is our closest tailwater and is very accessible to even the most inexperienced angler. It is full of brook, brown, and rainbow trout.

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Gore Creek

Running through the town of Vail, Gore Creek is a small freestone trout stream whose lower section has earned the Gold Medal distinction. The lower section begins at Red Sandstone Creek and continues into the Eagle River. It can fish extremely well and is easily accessed by foot.

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