Fishing

The Blue River
Located just north of the Recreation Center, you’ll find a section called the “Stair Steps,”. This stretch of river was just reclaimed and several drop pools were added. The river runs next to the bike path, which makes it easy for those looking for an afternoon of walking and wading.

Another section of the Blue River that’s definitely worth your time is located north of Breckenridge in Silverthorne, near the outlet stores. This stretch of the river is easily accessible and contains an abundance of large trout.

Swan River
Swan River is located just north of Breckenridge near the golf course. From downtown Breck, go north on Highway 9 to Tiger Road, where you will take a right. Continue on past the golf course and after the pavement ends, you’ll see a trailhead and parking area. While the trout in Swan River may not have the size that you’ll see in some other areas, you’re sure to be delighted with how challenging and feisty they can be. If your time on this river is as fruitful as you’d hoped, you’ll still be treated to some stunning mountain scenery.

Tenmile Creek
Tenmile Creek is a smaller creek that runs from Copper Mountain into Frisco. Here you will find natural barriers.

Lake Dillon
Located on your way into Breckenridge this is a beautiful spot with fishing and much more. Here you will find a marina with paddle board and boat rentals and a picnic area and beach. Super fun for everyone in the family. Lake Dillon contains 25 miles of shoreline and is stocked with rainbow trout, but also home contains brown trout, kokanee salmon, and Arctic char. The Blue River, Tenmile Creek, and Snake River merging areas are best for Trout!

Make sure you check out the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Fishing page for regulation and fishing license information.