Northeast of Delores and southwest of Telluride, the Dolores River is popular with fly fishermen. The Dolores River starts up near Lizard Head Pass and runs downstream 48 miles to McPhee Reservoir. You can expect to find rainbow trout, brook trout, brown trout and cutthroat trout.
Some of the best sections for fly fishing on the Dolores River is near the town of Rico. There are plenty of deep pools and long riffles. The challenge downstream of Rico is the private property along the banks. The best public access is upstream of Rico.
Overall, Dolores River is the 36th most popular fly fishing river of all 47 fly fishing spots in Colorado.