South Platte River - Cheesman Canyon Fly Fishing

The MOST popular fly fishing river in Colorado.

Southwest of Denver near Deckers, the South Platte River has a 21 mile stretch of amazing trout fishing waters near Cheesman Canyon below Cheesman Dam. This is a world class trout fly fishing area of riffles, pockets and pools. It is a boulder filled canyon that offers exceptional wilderness fishing opportunties. Expect to find both rainbow trout and brown trout.

Access is provided by the Gill Trail off CR126. It provides access to the middle of the stretch in between the dam and Deckers. Easier access is also provided from the town of Deckers.

Note: The printable fly fishing river map is provided courtesy of HANDYMICROFIBERCLOTH.COM.

Overall, South Platte River - Cheesman Canyon is the 1st most popular fly fishing river of all 47 fly fishing spots in Colorado.

South Platte River - Cheesman Canyon Fly Fishing Map



Local Contact(s):  Pike National Forest (303) 275-5610; Cutthroat Anglers (970) 262-2878.

Recommended Book:  "50 Best Tailwaters to Fly Fish" from Wendy Gunn

Base Camp:  NFS Lone Rock Campground, Deckers

Reference Source:  click here

Date Published:  

Date Updated:  4/13/2017

ID:  19669

South Platte River - Cheesman Canyon Fly Fishing Map


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