Best Big Thompson River - Upper Fly Fishing

The 10th most popular fly fishing river in Colorado.

  Estes Park, Colorado, US

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  July 15, 2016

Northeast of Denver near Estes Park, the Big Thompson River (aka Big T) is a surprising large river for the Front Range. The upper Big Thompson River starts near Moraine Park in the Rocky Mountain National Park and flows east through Estes Park and down into Lake Estes.

Above Estes Park, the upper Big Thompson tends up offer up trout up to 14 inches long. The caddis hatch is typically June through September on this stretch.

Overall, Big Thompson River - Upper is the 10th most popular fly fishing river of all 47 fly fishing spots in Colorado.


Local Contacts:  RMNP (970) 586-1242; CO Visitors (800) COLORADO.

Best Season:  Jun. - Aug.

Base Camp:  Moraine Park Campground; Aspen Glen Campground; Winding River Resort, Grand Lake (303) 623-1121

Reference Source:  click here http://www.nps.gov/romo

GPS:  40.35826, -105.600428

Date Published:  12/27/2015

Date Updated:  7/15/2016

ID:  20940


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