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Directions:  The Blue River is about an hour and a half drive from the shop. Head south on Broadway (hwy93) out of town. Pass the town of Golden and get on 470 south, the very first exit off of 470 will be hwy I-70 west. Get on I-70 west and head up the hill towards the Eisenhower tunnel. Clear creek follows the highway starting just east of Idaho Springs, and offers good angling opportunities when the waters aren't too high. Once through the tunnel start to descend into the town of Silverthorne. We will exit at the bottom of the hill onto highway 9 north. To access the tail water make the first left on Wilderness Road, then another left on Stephens Way, and finally a right on River Road. This road takes you close to the outlet malls and upstream to some parking close to the baseball fields below the dam. There is a trail along the Blue through town all the way to the city limits by the school on the north side of town. There is a good amount of access with some private property so please obey landowners signage. Highway 9 heads out of town to the north following the Blue river with numerous well marked access points between Silverthorne and Green Mountain Reservoir. There is over 2 miles of access below Green Mountain Reservoir that can be reached off of Heeney road, a left turn at the north east corner of the reservoir. Follow the road across the dam and make a right down the steep hill and follow to the parking area at the end of the road. The river is a short but steep hike down the hill. Note that there is a gate at the top of the hill by the dam that is only open from 6:30 am to 8 pm, so do not get locked in!

Blue River Map
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GasFoodLodgingKum & Go: 101 Ruby Ranch Road, Silverthorne, CO 80498 (970.468.0888)
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The Ultimate Fly Fishing Report
Casting a fly in a tranquil mountain stream, feeling the tug on the line, and holding a beautiful rainbow trout makes us feel alive and intensely connected with nature. Fly fishing is our way of life and we are blessed with hundreds of nearby rivers and streams just a short distance away from Boulder. From the swift spring waters of the Clear Creek to the meandering bends of the South Platte, it's critical to consider fishing conditions in advance and prepare accordingly. We rely on our experienced guides who venture into the wild to let us know which rivers favor fly fishing, where fish are biting, and which fly patterns are most effective. Planning a successful fishing trip also requires knowledge of stream flows at various river points and an accurate weather forecast for a given destination. At Rocky Mountain Anglers, we are dedicated to providing all avid anglers with detailed and timely information about hatches, water, and weather conditions. So before you head out the door on your next fishing adventure, visit our web site to find valuable information that will prepare you for a successful trip. Have fun chasing after your next trophy trout and enjoy nature's beauty!The Rocky Mountain Anglers Crew
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