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3 Days of Outdoor Adventure Cutthroat Trout Fishing in Colorado's Streams & Lakes

3 Days of Outdoor Adventure Cutthroat Trout Fishing in Colorado's Streams & Lakes
3 days

Connect with Colorado's Rio Grande and Colorado River Cutthroat Trout, two species that define the legacy and lore of the West.

Sustainability Activity

Catch and Release:

Using proper catch and release techniques will help conserve western native trout species. Colorado's fishing regulations contain useful tips on how to release a fish and safely remove hooks.

Day 1
Breakfast

Mountain Lyon Cafe

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Mountain Lyon Cafe serves hearty helpings for breakfast or lunch at an affordable price. A selection of omelets to chicken fried steak to breakfast tacos will fill you up and keep you going all... Read More

Activity

Hike to Mohawk Lakes

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Hike through pine and aspen forest, along a mountain stream, to a beautiful waterfall spilling over granite slabs. Breaking out above treeline, arrive at Lower Mohawk Lake, then take in spectacular views of the neighboring mountain ranges at Upper Mohawk Lake. Stop and do a little fishing for Colorado River Cutthroat Trout.

Insider's Tip

Grab Lunch for Your Hike:

The hike to Mohawk Lakes is too long for you to hike out, fish and get back for lunch. So, pack a lunch to take with you with a gourmet sandwich from Cabin Coffee Company.

Lunch

Cabin Coffee Company

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Make great boxed lunches to go. We serve bagels and coffee, so people can get their breakfast here, too, and grab a boxed lunch to go. Read More
Activity

Bike Boreas Pass Road

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Mountain bike on this popular trail that only gains 1,100 feet in elevation. It's a nice and easy ride for optimal scenery sighting.
Dinner

Arapahoe Cafe & Pub

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If you live in Summit County - or heading up here to play, make plans to stop by for some great BBQ and a cold one. Enjoy our warm, rustic atmosphere in winter, apres ski. For summer fun, check... Read More

Activity

Stop at Highline Railroad Park

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Walk off your dinner at this local park that celebrates railroad history. Stop into the free museum while the kiddos play on the railroad-themed jungle gym.
Lodging

Elk Mountain Ranch

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Our Colorado Dude Ranch is remotely located in the heart of the Rockies, adjacent to the Browns Canyon National Monument.Elk Mountain Ranch is secluded within the San Isabel National Forest near... Read More
Day 2
Breakfast

Durango Doughworks

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Donuts, bagels, coffee, burritos, salads, sandwiches, dine in, grab-and-go. Read More
Activity

Fish Hermosa Creek

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Hermosa Creek Trail is an 18.4 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Durango that features beautiful wildflowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June–October. Wet your fishing line for Colorado River Cutthroat Trout.

Insider's Tip

Fishing Outfitter:

Didn't bring your fishing supplies with you? Duranglers is here to help. They offer guided trips, classes and more.

Lunch

Gazpacho

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"Our business philosophy here at Gazpacho's is to keep it really simple, use the freshest best ingredients we can, stay true to the traditional New Mexican red and green chili and everything... Read More

Activity

Old Hundred Gold Mine Tour

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Visit the secret underground world of the gold miner! Ride electric mine train then easy walking. See live mining equipment demonstrations. Pan for gold and silver - Free with tour purchase!  ... Read More

Dinner

Steamworks Brewing Co.

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Steamworks Brewing Co. offers much more than just award-winning craft beer. Our "gastropub" fare includes regional meats and sustainable seafood. Healthy salads, delicious pizzas and spicy... Read More

Activity

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum

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Experience the adventure of traveling by a historic coal-fired, steam-powered locomotive on the same tracks miners, cowboys and settlers of the Old West took over a century ago. Wind through... Read More

Lodging

Historic Strater Hotel

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Built in 1887, the historic Strater Hotel (Historic Hotel of America Founding Member) is one of the West's iconic hotels and a prominent downtown Durango, Colorado landmark located two blocks... Read More

Day 3
Breakfast

Milagros Coffee House

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Drink Coffee....Love Others!  Milagros Coffeehouse not only serves a full line of delicious espresso and coffee drinks, teas, and baked goods, we also support the efforts of La Puente Home in... Read More

Activity

Fish Medano Lake

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Little Medano Creek Trail to Medano Lake is a 25.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Mosca. It's a river home to the Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout, so get ready to fish the day away.

Insider's Tip

Get Outfitted:

If you need some supplies for your Medano Lake trip, check out Wolf Creek Anglers Fly Shop and Conejos River Anglers

Lunch

Locavores

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Locavores serves fresh, inspired food at our fast-casual restaurant in Alamosa, Colorado. Every day in the store we roast our own meats and prepare fresh ingredients – including our famous sauces. Read More
Activity

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

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Because the dunes and surrounding mountains are designated wilderness, this is a great place to enjoy unspoiled natural beauty in a variety of ways. Whether you play in Medano Creek, build a sand... Read More
Dinner

San Luis Valley Brewing

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Offers the finest in craft brews and fine food in an inviting atmosphere. Read More
Activity

Go on a Historic Walking Tour

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Stroll around downtown Alamosa to see its small-town charm and learn about the history of the area from the Victorian-era houses to the Mission Revival and Art Deco styles that stand side-by-side.
Lodging

Riverside Meadows Cabins

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FREE Rafting, Kayaking and Snowshoeing. Located on the banks of the Rio Grande River in South Fork. Handhwen dovetail log cabins built by the owners. Private and secluded setting, onsite fishing... Read More