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    Default Colorado trip suggestions- need help

    Looking for some suggestions on places in Colorado in mid May that would work great for fly fishing as well as some shopping and site seeing with my wife. Considering Durango as she loves the area, but snow melt could be a big problem for fishing. Also Gunnison (3 Rivers area) possibly, since if run off is bad then I can fish the Taylor, but there isn't much to do in the area shopping/sight seeing wise. Looking at Glenwood Springs, but have never fished there or been there. We are not opposed to tent camping, KOA's, or getting a cabin in the $75-$125 a night price range. For us it is more about the location on this trip with proximity to good water and shopping or sight seeing being keys.

    Really open to just about anything other than higher priced locations like Vail and Aspen. We are thinking a couple days at two different locations. Please offer your suggestions.

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    Try the Blue through Silverthorne. The tailwater runs literally right through the outlets. It's the best of both worlds! BIG FISH and BIG SAVINGS!

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    Default Re: Colorado trip suggestions- need help

    Thanks! Any good recommendations where to stay? If booking a room we would prefer cabin to a condo or hotel. Thanks and keep the suggestions coming!

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    Quote Originally Posted by slicedog View Post
    Try the Blue through Silverthorne. The tailwater runs literally right through the outlets. It's the best of both worlds! BIG FISH and BIG SAVINGS!
    2nd this idea.

    If you shop around, you should find a Good resort. hotel ...etc at around 50% if not lower than peak rates. Should be on the upper end of your budget. But, to me...its worth it.

    If in Breckenridge, you have great fishing in all directions....some of it a short walk in town. A couple of great shops in town also.

    Add the amenities the resorts and hotels provide....Its an easy decision. Then when the sun goes you have VERY good nightlife and restaurants. All within walking distance, on any budget.

    I visited twice. Stayed at the Double tree. It was a quick in and out, business trip. Seemed nice!

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    Glenwood springs,glenwood springs,you have the roaring fork up to basalt and the world famous FRYINGPAN river,shopping in glenwood and of course aspen,what more could you ask for.

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    Default Re: Colorado trip suggestions- need help

    Thanks everyone! Keep the suggestions coming if you have any others. It looks like Silverthorne will make the short list. Looking into Glenwood Springs now.

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    I'd pass on Glenwood Springs. Mid May is peak runoff and the Roaring Fork will be roaring, as will the Colorado.

    Basalt, however might work out for you. Good restaurants and shopping. The Fryingpan is a tail water like the Blue and should be clear. The Aspenalt Lodge is right on the bank of the 'pan in town and not too expensive.

    Chris

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    Default Re: Colorado trip suggestions- need help

    Basalt looks really good. Thanks for that, I would have never checked it. Not many places to stay in Basalt. Is it a pain to get from Carbondale or Snowmas to fishing the Frying Pan?

    Thanks for all the suggestions so far. Everyone has been a big help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by newtofly View Post
    Looking for some suggestions on places in Colorado in mid May that would work great for fly fishing as well as some shopping and site seeing with my wife. Considering Durango as she loves the area, but snow melt could be a big problem for fishing. Also Gunnison (3 Rivers area) possibly, since if run off is bad then I can fish the Taylor, but there isn't much to do in the area shopping/sight seeing wise. Looking at Glenwood Springs, but have never fished there or been there. We are not opposed to tent camping, KOA's, or getting a cabin in the $75-$125 a night price range. For us it is more about the location on this trip with proximity to good water and shopping or sight seeing being keys.

    Really open to just about anything other than higher priced locations like Vail and Aspen. We are thinking a couple days at two different locations. Please offer your suggestions.
    Look at Vacation Rentals By Owner, they have a website. We got a nice condo during peak season for around $199 a night 5 min from the Blue. I bet they are a lot cheaper now as the ski season is almost over.

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    Default Re: Colorado trip suggestions- need help

    Is there any issues with staying in Dillon, Frisco, or Breckenridge when it comes to fishing the Blue river as far as runoff causing issues with fishing. Looks like plenty of rooms available in the area, but is one better than the other?

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