Shore fishing or floating downstream are great ways to experience the Roaring Fork River. Any day spent fishing the Gold Medal Waters of the Roaring Fork River is a good one! From the confluence with the Crystal River downstream to where it meets with the Colorado River, the Roaring Fork River is designated as Gold Medal Water.
These waters are defined as being able to produce 60 pounds of trout per acre, and at least twelve 14″ or larger trout per acre. Only 322 miles of Colorado’s 9,000 miles of trout streams, and three lakes carry the Gold Medal Water signature and the Roaring Fork River is one of them. This river is ideal for float trips, but easy access thanks in large part to the Rio Grande Trail, make it an excellent location for wading too.