Re: Self Giude Day Trip Out of Denver?
Clear Creek follows I70 through Idaho Springs is a great little getaway and about an hour drive from Stapleton (I live in Stapleton to give you reference on where Ive been and how long it takes). Deckers is also a good little area to fish, its down south a bit, about an hour and 15 to get there. Ive had great fun on Clear Creek, its narrow enough not to need waders and wet wading would be pretty easy. Deckers can be wider in spots but also shallow so wet wading would be doable. Both Deckers and Clear Creek are super easy to park and fish. A rental car would handle it no problem. Ive heard that South Boulder Creek (about an hour drive) is great as well, and fishing well right now. The Big Thompson is in Estes Park, about an hour and a half from Stapleton, beautiful scenery. Unfortunately the last time I was up there I had the kids in tow and they didnt cooperate with me to get in some fishing. Hope this helps, Good luck!