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Pike & San Isabel National Forests
Cimarron & Comanche National Grasslands - San Carlos Ranger District

3028 East Main Street
Canon City, CO 81212
Year round


Medium-sized river with fishing for trout in a high mountain setting. River immediately above the Forest boundary has been enhanced with numerous plunge pool structures. Upstream of the end of the road, hike to some excellent scour pools and natural boulder plunge pools. Good pocket-water fishing can be found along many low-gradient boulder & cobble riffles. Lake fishing is also available at Lilly Lake, approximately a 4 mile walk from the end of the road.

Brook Trout
Cutthroat Trout
Rainbow Trout
Year round
Camping Info
Several Forest Service Campgrounds along the creek. Limited dispersed camping is available 5 miles south of the watershed at Browns Creek.
Basic Directions

Huerfano County/ Forest Service Rd.580. This road is not maintained past the Singing River Ranch during the winter. The road crosses through approximately five miles of private lands within the Singing River & McAlpine Ranches before reaching the National Forest boundary. DO NOT PARK ANYWHERE ALONG THIS PRIVATE LAND. The road is very rough, requiring a high-clearance vehicle and four-wheel drive. The road is usually impassable due to snow until early to mid June.

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