West Dolores River Fly Fishing
The 47th most popular fly fishing river in Colorado.
Thursday 23 June 2016 06:42 GMT
Northeast of Delores and southwest of Telluride, the West Dolores River is not so busy with fly fishermen but has some good access points. The West Dolores River starts above Dunton and flows southwest down to the Dolores River Confluence just east of Dolores. You can expect to find rainbow trout, brook trout, brown trout and cutthroat trout.
The West Dolores River has plenty of deep pools and long riffles.
To reach the Lower Stoner Trailhead access point from Dolores, drive east 12.2 miles on SR145 to the West Dolores Road (FS535/CR38), and proceed 3.3 miles to the Lower Stoner Trailhead on the right. Be sure to park on National Forest Land and avoid blocking access to Private land adjacent to the Trailhead parking.
Overall, West Dolores River is the 47th most popular fly fishing river of all 47 fly fishing spots in Colorado.