Granby Area Fishing Map
Located just west of Rocky Mountain National Park is the Granby Fishing Area. With the large Lakes and Reservoirs in the area, this is the perfect place to hang out and keep cool during those hot summer days. It's also great for ice fisherman as portable ice fishing shelters are allowed on all Lakes. Over 150 miles of shoreline and thousands of acres of water, this is the perfect place to catch Kokanee Salmon and Brown, Cutbow, Native Cutthroat, Lake, Rainbow, Snake River Cutthroat Trout.
Lake/Reservoir Public Fishing
Grand Lake - Motorized boats and portable ice fishing shelters are allowed on the lake. You must release all Lake Trout that are 26-36" in length and can only keep 4 of any other size. Gaffs and tail snares are prohibited. There is one boat ramp located on the east side of the lake. Access to the Lake is off Trail Ridge Road Scenic Byway or Lake Drive Road on the southeast side.
Shadow Mountain Lake - Fishing is allowed from 10/31 to 12/31. Portable ice fishing shelters and motorized boats are allowed on the lake. Snagging is prohibited. There are two boat ramps located on the north and south ends of the lake. Access to the Lake is along Lake Drive Road, Highway 34, County Road 677 or if you want a backcountry experience, take the Outlet Hiking Trail on the east side.
Lake Granby - Motorized boats and portable ice fishing shelters are allowed on the lake. You can keep 4 trout and 4 Kokanee Salmon all year round, except from 9/1 to 12/31 you can keep 10 Kokanee. Gaffs and tail snares are prohibited. There are three boat ramps located on the east, west, and south sides of the lake. Access to the Lake is along County Road 64, Highway 34, Arapaho Bay Road or if you want a backcountry experience, take the Outlet Hiking Trail on the east side.
Willow Creek Reservoir - There are no motorized boats allowed on the reservoir but portable ice shelters are allowed. This Reservoir is off the beaten path giving anglers a more tranquil setting. Access to the Reservoir is along County Road 40.
River/Creek Public Fishing
Willow Creek - Connects Willow Creek Reservoir to the Colorado River. You can only use artificial flies and lures. All Native Cutthroat Trout are catch and release (you must return them to the water immediately). There are points along County Road 40 giving you access to the Creek.
Colorado River - The stretch of the river between Hot Sulphur Springs and where it intersects with Highway 34 near Granby is Gold Medal Waters. It follows Highway 40 and you can access it at various points along the way.
Places to Stay & Fun Things to Do
Along the Colorado Headwaters Scenic Byway in Grand Country, Hot Sulphur Springs is a quiet town with a soaking pool. Arapahoe National Forest: hike, fish, horseback ride, snowshoe, cross-country ski.
More Activities & Information
Grand Lake, Colorado includes: Granby, Ski Granby Ranch
Hot Sulphur Springs, Colorado includes: Parshall