Photos of the Day: More Gold in the Colorado High Country

Originally posted @ Orvis

A few years, ago some friends and I went on the hunt for golden trout in Colorado and came back a little richer. After that trip, I found out that the Colorado Division of Wildlife had received some surplus golden trout from California, the first time in almost twenty years. They stocked a handful of lakes around the state, and I have been waiting for the chance to go on the hunt again.

Tom, Shawn, and Carper joined me for this most recent five-day trip into the wilderness. We hiked roughly twenty miles and fished five lakes, a couple of streams, and a handful of beaver ponds. The fishing was unbelievable, as we found brook trout, cutthroat trout ,and golden trout in abundance. We had our fair share of bad weather—thunderstorms, a hail storm, a three-hour rain storm—but those are the things you have to deal with when backpacking in the Rocky Mountains, and it’s always worth the trouble.

Golden trout flat tops wilderness cutthroat trout brook trout Carper Hiking Jon1 Jon2 Jon3 Shawn1 Shawn2 Shawn3 Tom1 Tom2 Tom3 TripledUp

3 thoughts on “Photos of the Day: More Gold in the Colorado High Country

  1. Hi I am a fly fisherman and I know of spots in colorado with golden trout. I would like to exchange some information so that it would be eisier for me to hike to get where they are. Don’t worry I know where my spots are and would love to talk about yours e-mail me at

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