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Directions:  Rocky Mountain National Park is a vast expanse with a variety of waters and fishing experiences. There are numerous lakes and ponds to compliment the small streams that drain both sides of the Park. Head out of Boulder on 28th street to the north towards Lyons. From Lyons follow highway 36 to Estes Park. From Estes Park there are two entrances to Rocky Mountain National Park. The north entrance is on highway 34 west and is best to use if you plan on fishing Fall River, Roaring River, Lawn Lake, Crystal Lake, or Ypsillon Lake. This entrance receives less traffic. The Beaver Meadows entrance is more popular and is off HWY 36 from Estes Park. This entrance gives access to the Big Thompson, Glacier Creek, Cub Creek, and the many lakes that are accessed through the Glacier Gorge. The trail heads are well marked and getting in here early is mandatory to get a limited parking spot. To get to the west side of the park follow highway 34 (Trail Ridge Road) to the west up and over the divide. As you descend toward the never summer wilderness area the headwaters of the Colorado River appear to the right. There is far less pressure on this side of the park. Wild Basin is another entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park off of the peak to peak highway. To get here follow highway 7 out of Lyons and bear right when it joins highway 72. The entrance is a few miles on the left via Road 84w. This section of the park contains the North Saint Vrain, Ouzel Creek,Thunder Lake, Sandbeach Lake, Coney Creek, and many other fishable waters.

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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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