....................... ......Fly Fishing Yellowstone National Park
Destinations: Crystal River, Colorado The name of this river isn't always very descriptive of it. It can muddy up fairly easy from rain and melting snow. The Crystal River is a tributary of the Roaring Fork River, although it doesn't join it until the Roaring Fork is almost terminated.
Like many other Colorado streams, the Crystal River starts in alpine meadows. Its headwaters are near the little town of Marble, Colorado. It flows from there through Redstone and downstream for about thirty-five miles. Parts of the upper river flows through areas that have been mined and exposed, so when it rains heavily in its upper parts, the water can become muddy.
This is one of the few streams that is stocked by the state of Colorado. Part of the river doesn't support wild trout very well and parts do. Both rainbow trout and cutthroat trout are stocked between Marble and Redstone. This section of water provides a lot of fun for anglers that don't mind catching stocked trout.
I couldn't call the Crystal River a prime Colorado fishing destination, but it is worth checking out if you happen to be in the area. Here's the Crystal River.