Explore the Colorado River in Winter Park
The mighty Colorado River carved the Grand Canyon millions of years ago and has its headwaters in Grand County on the west side of the Continental Divide in Rocky Mountain National Park. It begins as a tiny stream on La Poudre Pass draining a wet meadow. Fed by many tributaries along its 1400 mile journey, it flows southwest through the Colorado plateau country of western Colorado, southeastern Utah and northwestern Arizona where it flows through the Grand Canyon. It turns south near Las Vegas, Nevada forming the Arizona–Nevada border in Lake Mead and the Arizona–California border below Hoover Dam. Before entering Mexico in the Colorado Desert, most of its waters are diverted into the Imperial Valley in Southern California and Yuma County, Arizona where ⅔’s of the nation’s winter vegetable crop is grown. 40 million people depend on this precious resource for drinking water. In Mexico, its course forms the boundary between Sonora and Baja California before entering the Gulf of California.
Colorado State Fishing Rules & Regulations
Always refer to the annual Colorado Parks and Wildlife Fishing Brochure for the most-up-to-date rules and regulations. It is available online, at the Winter Park Information Center, and typically at retail outlets that sell fishing licenses. Always respect private property near fishing access points