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Fly Fishing Near RNPWhen you think about fly fishing in the Rockies, you're probably thinking of Rocky Mountain National Park. Rocky Mountain National Park is an angler's paradise and offers both beautiful scenery and fishing opportunities, with some of the best fly fishing in Colorado. 

Whether you want to fish high-country lakes or a distant stream running through a meadow bordered by pines, Rocky Mountain National Park is the best place to go.

Best Fly Fishing Near RNP

1. Thunder Lake and Wild Basin

Located on the edge of one of Rocky Mountain National Park's most inaccessible 13ers, Mt. Alice, Thunder Lake has one of the most sought-after trout stocks, with beautiful views of Mt. Alice, Pilot Mountain, and Tanima Peak flanking the Wild Basin streams. 

The Wild Basin is in one of the remote park districts, with rugged peaks all around and fishing spots, including Lion Lake, Finch Lake, and Sandbeach Lake. With its beach-like appearance, easy access, and breathtaking mountain views, the area is a popular site for those looking to experience fly fishing in the park.

2. Glacier Gorge Area

Many trout anglers go to this mountainous area of the park to fish in places like Sprague Lake and the Loch, which feature glistening waters stocked with coveted trout against a stunning Rocky Mountain backdrop. 

The Loch is surrounded by alpine rock towers, making it ideal for calm waters fishing for greenback cutthroat and brook trout. With various side streams and ponds to explore, this is a fantastic spot for catching a large number of trout in a single day of fishing.

Within a short distance, Sprague Lake is a magnificent alpine lake that overlooks the Continental Divide Skyline. There are numerous fishing options nearby, including side ponds and streams with excellent fishing spots.

3. Lawn Lake

The northern edge of Rocky Mountain National Park provides some of the best high-altitude fishing in the area, with several opportunities to fish in the park's most remote areas. Located amid the craggy peaks of the Mummy Range, Lawn Lake offers wilderness fly-fishing for green, brook, rainbow, and greenback cutthroat trout.

More wade fishing may be found at Roaring River, where you can fish in rushing waters and catch wild trout hiding in alcoves. If you want a long hike and an enjoyable wilderness fishing experience, this is the place to go.

Fly Fishing Around Este Park

Fly fishing isn't just for Rocky Mountain National Park. There is something for every type of angler in Estes Park, with a multitude of rivers, reservoirs, lakes, and ponds ranging from easily accessible lakes and streams to fishing downriver from Olympus Dam. This popular dam provides easy access and enjoyable casting in waters stocked with rainbow and brown trout. 

If you want to spend a weekend fly fishing, High Peak Camp provides fantastic amenities, comfortable lodging, and access to RNP. For more information about our schedule and availability, contact us.