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Old 08-03-2014, 01:06 AM
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Default Best tent camping/ fishing in Colorado

Just wanted to get your opinions on this matter. Interested in hearing what you think is the best place to camp/fish in Colorado. I'd be interested camping somewhere where I can fish and hike.
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Default Re: Best tent camping/ fishing in Colorado

I came here looking for the same info. Looking forward to responses.

FWIW The San Juan Mountians around Telluride offers lots of camping areas.
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Default Re: Best tent camping/ fishing in Colorado

First thing that comes to mind is Rocky Mountain NP, lots of options for doing some hiking and fishing.
Here is a trip report into Arrowhead Lake:
An Epic Journey to the Heart of Paradise

Here is another CO trip posted by countr21 awhile back:
Marvine Lakes - Flat Tops, Colorado

The Black Canyon of the Gunnison is a tough hike in and out but the scenery and fishing are spectacular:
Black Canyon of the Gunnison - what an S.0.B.

backpacking pics of the Rawah Wilderness

Conejos River area:
Trip Report 7/11 thru 7/20 Conejos,Arkansas,Upper Gunnison, Conejos
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Default Re: Best tent camping/ fishing in Colorado

In the 3 years that I have been living in Colorado I haven't found a river yet that doesn't have good campground access as well as good hiking near by. My advice is to do some google searches for camping near a river you want to fish and have at it.
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Default Re: Best tent camping/ fishing in Colorado

Without a doubt I plan on doing the black canyon. That looks like an awesome camping/fishing adventure!
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Default Re: Best tent camping/ fishing in Colorado

Here's what I've learned in my 6ish months living in Colorado....take a state map, cut off the east half of it, close your eyes and put your finger down randomly. Wherever you've landed is probably an awesome place to check out, and most likely will have a good spot for camping and fishing nearby.
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There so much water that its a little overwhelming. Debating between the dream steam and the canyon in Gunnison.
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Here is a link that I was pointed to when I was trying to find some camping spots.

Public Campgrounds in Colorado
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Default Re: Best tent camping/ fishing in Colorado

Thank you all for the great info. I was planning on going into the San Juans around telluride, but the folks i was going to visit have in laws coming and the weekend that saddles my planned trip is a big festival.

New plan is to load camping/fishing gear into Trailhawk and just roll. see where i end up.
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Default Re: Best tent camping/ fishing in Colorado

I have 4 days off next week, trying to pick a location this week. Seems that most rivers are pretty productive right now in terms of water level. Anyone else have any recommendations? More then likely I I will fish tomahawk and dream mile since I have the week off, should be less people..
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