The Blue River, Silverthorne City Limits


New Year's Day on the Blue River


Blue River

Silverthorne, CO (9,035ft)

The Blue River below the Dillon Dam is well-known for holding an abundance of large trout.  The unique mix of urban and alpine environments creates the only destination in Colorado where someone can go skiing, shop the outlet mall, and catch a 5 pound trout, all within the same day. 

Fishing this section of the Blue River is just plain cool.  Evergreens and cobble-stone-banks frame crystal clear pools, pocket water, and quiet runs.  Within these beautiful and convenient waters swim some of the state’s largest rainbow, cutbow, and brown trout.  The river is ice free year round making it the perfect destination for high country visitors itching to hook trout, possibly even the fish of a lifetime.


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