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    anyone know this area? My family has a small lot of land close to the fossil beds but I have never been there. I know the south platte, 11 mile canyon is down that way but I was very young and only remember going to Cripple creek, and drinking the natural soda water in Manitou springs. My grand parents lived in the springs, and at one time in Hugo.

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    yep. Know the area really well

    Lots of stuff on the backsides of Pikes Peak. Down the road 11 mile canyon is still one of my all time favorite places.

    What in particular are you looking for?

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    11 mile cuttys are so very nice. That tailwater is actually sort of hilarious, aside from the trout there are Pike in the tailwater!


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    guess I was wondering if I should take the time this summer to go there and spend some time. Looked at google maps it looks flat for the most part but very scenic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmcdhuibh View Post
    guess I was wondering if I should take the time this summer to go there and spend some time. Looked at google maps it looks flat for the most part but very scenic.
    I wouldn't call it "flat" per se. More rolling. And, within an hour of there, you have a lot of fishing options. So, as a home base, it would be very cool

    11 mile canyon is 6 miles away, again, great fishing
    Spinney and Antero are 32 minutes away (dream stream too obviously)
    Arkansas river is 1 hour from there to Parkdale and the Bighorn sheep canyon section
    I know of at least 3 cutthroat streams off of Pikes peak that are about 40 minutes from there
    South Platt at Deckers is an hour drive
    Tarryall section of South Platt, lake and river are 25 minute drive
    Fariplay co and a couple great little creeks are about 50 minutes
    and there is a few dozen other small creeks and multiple sections of the Platt in that same hour range.

    Now, I just went out an hour looking. If you would be willing to do 2 hours/ 2:30 hours that brings in the Gunny, Saguache, Blue, Eagle, Colorado.....see where I'm going.

    In other words, yes, you should spend time there and just explore.

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    Default Re: florissant Co.

    Thank you for that.

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    Terrible area. Nothing to do around there. But if you ever need someone to park their camper over a weekend and "keep an eye on things" I'll be happy to help florissant Co.
    Life is like a box of chocolates...and a river runs through it. Or something like that.

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    I'll keep you' all in mind once I find out whats up this summer.

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    Just got back from that area. Fished Canon City, Deckers, and 11 Mile Canyon. Lots of ash in the Arkansas from Royal Gorge south. I hear it might be clearer a few miles upstream of there. Deckers and 11 Mile Canyon were awesome. Low flows, clear water and lots of fish. Caught several nice browns and rainbows. Prize of the trip was a 20" cutty. Probably caught more browns than rainbows. Deckers was bit crowded. Not too many folks in 11 Mile Canyon.
    Kevin
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