River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 273 cfs
Directions:  The Gunnison River has several sections of fishable water. To reach the river around the town of Gunnison takes about 4.5 to 5 hours. Leaving Boulder head south on 93 towards Golden. Just passed Golden get on 470 south for about 5 miles. Merge right onto highway 285 south. Follow 285 through Baily, Fairplay, and on to Poncha Springs @ 120 miles. At Poncha Springs head west on highway 50. It is about 60 miles up and over Monarch Pass to the town of Gunnison. Out of Gunnison highway 50 to the west has good access closer to the reservoir, while highway 135 offers the access to waters upstream towards Almont. From the town of Almont, Taylor River Road (CR742) offers many public access points all the way to the C&R at the very top.

Access to the Black Canyon or the Gunnison Gorge is best gained off highway 50 around Montrose or Olathe. Continue west on highway 50 out of Gunnison and follow around Blue Mesa reservoir to the town of Montrose. Between Montrose and Olathe there are several access points requiring various degrees of effort, the shortest of which is a 1 mile hike. A map is recommended for this area for sure.

Gunnison & Taylor River Map
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GasFoodLodgingLove's Travel Stop: 108 South 12th Street, Gunnison, CO 81230 (970.641.4045)
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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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