River Run is located just steps away from the Colorado River which makes the property highly desirable for fisherman. The mighty river originates in Rocky Mountain National Park and provides almost 100 miles of river to fish between Gore Canyon and Rifle, there are plenty of amazing sights to see and many sections for the perfect fishing experience.
Roaring Fork River
The Roaring Fork River emerges in the mountains south of Aspen and runs from Independence Pass all the way to the Colorado River in Glenwood Springs. It’s designated Gold Medal Waters is one of the finest rivers in Colorado.
The Fryingpan, or “Pan” as nicknamed, originates east of Aspen in the Hunter Fryingpan Wilderness. Its journey flows northwest to Ruedi Reservoir, which dammed the river in 1968. Below the reservoir, the river travels another 14 miles before converging with the Roaring Fork in Basalt. The Pan is one of the most popular fly fishing rivers in the state with it’s massive trout and easy access.
The Crystal River runs 35 miles from the town of Marble all the way to Carbondale. The river is loaded with trout and travels along the base of Mount Sopris, which provides one of the most iconic backdrops in Colorado.
The Eagle River dawns from above Camp Hale, south of Redcliff and runs all the way down to the Colorado River in Dotsero, located 35 miles east of River Run. The fly fishing season usually rushes from April to July every year. This river is most famous for the Caddis hatches in the spring and early summer. The river is also known for the wild brown and rainbow trout fishing.
The White River runs approximately 195 miles long from Colorado to Utah. It’s most famous for cutthroats, cutbows, rainbows and white fish. The North and South Fork originates in the Flat Tops Wilderness Area and converge near the town of Buford. It is one of the top fly fishing streams in the state and is located only 50 miles north of River Run.
The Gunnison River is a channel off of the Colorado River and is 164 miles long making it the largest tributary of the Colorado River. It starts along Continental Divide and joins the Colorado River near Grand Junction, Colorado.
The Grand Mesa is located 50 miles southwest of River Run and is the world’s largest flat-topped mountain – it covers over 500 square miles and plateaus at 10,000’ elevation. It’s an angler’s paradise with over 300 lakes and multiple streams, rivers, and creeks.
The Flat Tops Wilderness area is home to over 100 lakes and numerous streams and rivers providing anglers with endless opportunities to fish. Trappers Lake is wild trout water is holding the largest concentration of Colorado River cutthroats in the world.
Rifle Gap Reservoir
Rifle Gap is a 350 acre reservoir and is located 15 minutes from River Run. The reservoir provides great fishing in the summer and superb ice fishing… You can catch northern pike, smallmouth bass, walleye, rainbows, brows, and perch.
Harvey Gap Reservoir
Harvey Gap Reservoir, located 10 miles north of River Run, is a well-known fishery among west slope anglers. During the summer, you can find success fishing for rainbows, browns, perch, crappie and smallmouth bass. Harvey Gap does not provide any camping on site but there are 30 picnic sites for day use.