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

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

Mountain Lyon Cafe serves hearty helpings for breakfast or lunch at an affordable price. A selection of omelets to chicken fried steak to breakfast…

activity

Hike to Mohawk Lakes

Hike through pine and aspen forest, along a mountain stream, to a beautiful waterfall spilling over granite slabs. Breaking out above treeline, arrive…

Insider's Tip

Gear Up

Before heading to Mohawk Lakes, swing by Breckenridge Outfitters to rent fishing gear and get a few pro tips.

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 gourmet sandwich from Cabin Coffee Company to take with you.

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lunch

Cabin Coffee Company

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.

activity

Bike Boreas Pass Road

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.

Insider's Tip

Reserve Your Ride

Rent a mountain bike from Alpine Sports Rental, then get ready to hit the trails.

dinner

Twist

Eclectic American comfort food served in a cozy cottage eatery with a patio and mountain views.

activity

Drive the Collegiate Peaks Byway

Drive along the scenic Collegiate Peaks Byway and marvel at some of the state's highest mountains on your way to charming Buena Vista.

lodging

Buffalo Peaks Bed and Breakfast

Bed and Breakfast located in Buena Vista, Colorado. One mile from downtown Buena Vista.

Day 2

Insider's Tip

Take a Bright & Early Drive to Durango

Rise, shine and head toward Durango to enjoy breakfast and get your day's adventures off to a great start.

breakfast

Durango Doughworks

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

activity

Fish Hermosa Creek

Hermosa Creek Trail is an 18.4 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Durango that features beautiful wildflowers and is rated…

Insider's Tip

Land Some Gear or a Guide

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

lunch

Gazpacho

"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…

activity

Old Hundred Gold Mine Tour

Visit the secret underground world of the gold miner! Ride electric mine train then easy walking. See live mining equipment demonstrations. Pan for…

dinner

Steamworks Brewing Co.

Steamworks Brewing Co. offers much more than just award-winning craft beer. Our "gastropub" fare includes regional meats and sustainable seafood. Healthy…

activity

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum

Experience the adventure of traveling by a historic steam-powered or diesel locomotive on the same tracks miners, cowboys and settlers of the Old West…

lodging

Historic Strater Hotel

THE OFFICE SPIRITORIUM, with its lavish and comfortable décor, can't really be called a bar, saloon, tavern, or lounge but a delightful office away…

Day 3

Insider's Tip

Make Your Way to Alamosa

Your breakfast awaits in Alamosa, the perfect jumping-off point for a day of fishing in the Mystic San Luis Valley

breakfast

Milagros Coffee House

Drink Coffee....Love Others!  Milagros Coffeehouse not only serves a full line of delicious espresso and coffee drinks, teas, and baked goods, we also…

activity

Fish Medano Lake

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…

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

Calvillo's

Here at Calvillos, we believe Mexican food should be fresh, tasty, and authentic. We are dedicated to serving the best Mexican food in Colorado. Located…

activity

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

Because the dunes and surrounding mountains are designated wilderness, this is a great place to enjoy unspoiled natural beauty in a variety of ways…

dinner

San Luis Valley Brewing

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

activity

Go on a Historic Walking Tour

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…

lodging

Riverside Meadows Cabins

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…