Gold Medal Waters in Colorado


It doesn’t matter if you’re a professional or just enjoy being out on the water, Colorado has fishing opportunities for all types of anglers. Whether you prefer to hike in or drive right up, there are plenty of opportunities for great fishing in and around Breckenridge, Colorado.

Gold Medal Waters in Colorado

Colorado fishers are lucky to have public access to miles and miles of “gold medal waters.” Gold medal waters have been designated by the Colorado Wildlife Commission to hold massive numbers of large trout. Technically speaking, gold medal waters can produce 60 pounds of trout per acre, and at least twelve 14” or larger trout per acre. There aren’t many places in Colorado, or even the world, that can proclaim such strong numbers. Almost anyone who puts in the work can catch the trout of a lifetime here in Colorado! 

Trout Fishing in Breckenridge 

Breckenridge, Colorado sits within 15 miles of two world renowned gold medal fisheries; the Blue River that runs through Silverthorne, and Gore Creek that runs through Vail. The only downside to these gold medal fisheries is that the secret is out. The fish see MANY flies and lures year-round, which has made them savvy, smart, and extremely hard to catch. Amateurs beware: you’ll need perfect drifts and size 18 bugs to pull one of these dinosaurs from Summit County’s gold medal waters.

Guided Trout Fishing Trips in Colorado

Expert Colorado anglers may have the upper hand when it comes to technique and skill, but there is still hope for travelers and novice fishers. Private guided fishing trips with local experts are affordable and easy to find. If you prefer to spend a few days on your own, local experts will be happy to recommend their favorite spots for solitude fishing around Breckenridge, Colorado.

Where to Stay for Colorado Fishing

The Rocky Mountains of Colorado feature an abundance of small streams and beautiful alpine lakes where you can find hungry brook and cutthroat trout. Camping opportunities abound! But be warned – if you’re new to Colorado – the weather here can change at a moment’s notice. If you’re flying in, are a novice camper, or just don’t want to sleep in a tent, consider spending your nights at Beaver Run Resort. Beaver Run is in the heart of Colorado’s fishing country. Our concierge service can help you plan the best day trips, while you spend your nights relaxing with the comforts of home. Book your stay today.