Fishing in Grand County

Two rivers, the Fraser and Colorado River, plus countless lakes and streams in Rocky Mountain National Park offer miles of pristine fly-fishing in Grand County. Local guides are available for wade and drift boat guided trips.
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Winter Park is situated in Grand County Colorado, just 67 miles from Denver.

The county’s two most well-known rivers, the Colorado and the meandering Fraser, plus numerous lakes and countless streams offer miles of pristine fly-fishing throughout Colorado’s favorite Playground. Grand Lake, Lake Granby and Shadow Mountain Lake are all located near the west entrance of Rocky Mountain National Park and offer spin fishermen plenty of choices.

If you are looking for the perfect fishing hole, Winter Park and the Fraser Valley offer several guided trips for every type of fisherman. Wade fish or float fish in a drift boat in public or private waters. Perhaps you prefer to visit the world-class waters of the Colorado River, Fraser River or high alpine rivers and lakes in Rocky Mountain National Park on your own. No matter your preference, we recommend visiting one of Winter Park’s several fly shops for information on guides, flies, equipment, maps, water flows and expert advice.

Did you know Fraser has the perfect spot for kids and disabled individuals to fish? The Fraser River Valley Lions Club Ponds are located near Safeway off of Highway 40 in Fraser. One pond is designated for kids and disabled guests, and families can all fish the other pond since “big kids” are allowed to fish it. Bait, rental gear and fishing licenses are available at the local fly shop across the road, Winter Park Flyfisher, if needed.

We hope your fishing adventures near Winter Park lead you to tell “fish tales” for years to come. Check out some of our local vendors to start planning your trip today:

Beacon Landing Marina

We provide slips, moorings, fuel, fishing equipment rentals and country store. Guided fishing trips, jigging, trolling and bait fishing by boat or snowmobile on Lake Granby. Learn More.

Grand County Fishing Company & Winter Park Fly Fisher

Put yourself in the picture: A trout dancing at the end of your line while standing in a stream or from the bow of a dory drifting down a majestic western river. Let our fly fishing guides help make that picture a reality. Full-service fly shop (with lots of t-shirts, hats and outdoor wear!) located in Fraser. Learn More.

Devil’s Thumb Ranch Adventure Center

The Activities Center at Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa is where your fly fishing adventure at the Ranch begins. Learn More.

Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa

Devilís Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa is a highly regarded and environmentally friendly year-round Ranch resort and spa offering rustically upscale accommodations, fine dining and an array of winter and summer outdoor activities. Learn More.

Fraser River Valley Lions Club Fishing Ponds

Fraser River Valley Lions Club is home to beautiful fishing ponds located in the heart of Fraser, CO. Stop by, but make sure you have a fishing license if you are 16+! Learn More.

Granby Ranch

Granby Ranch is a four-season mountain community where families and friends connect, live, play and enjoy nature in the Colorado Rockies. Learn More.

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Flyfishing guide: Winter Park Flyfisher

Fishing the Colorado River at Devil's Thumb Ranch near Winter Park, Colorado. Photo courtesy of Devil's Thumb Ranch.

Photo courtesy of Devil’s Thumb Ranch