....................... ......Fly Fishing Yellowstone National Park
Destinations: Cache la Poudre River, Colorado The Cache la Poudre River is one of Colorado's best trout streams. The state calls much of it their Gold Metal Waters, meaning the best trout water in the state.
Many streams in the state of Colorado have little public access. That isn't the case with the Cache la Poudre. It has a huge amount of public access. In fact most of the river is open to the public for fishing. This river flows from Rocky Mountain National Park. It flows mostly along a highway to Fort Collins.
The river has all four species of trout - brook, cutthroat, brown and rainbows and all the trout are wild. It is pocket water heaven. If you don't like fishing fast pocket water, then you wouldn't like the Cache la Poudre River. If you can catch trout from fast pocket water anywhere else, most likely you would do well fishing this river.
Most of its brook and cutthroat trout are found in the headwaters of the Rocky Mountain National Park. The main part of the river contains mostly rainbows with some browns mixed in. A western grand slam is possible in the upper section of the river.