Fish the Crystal River

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The Crystal River is one of the tributaries of the Roaring Fork River in Western Colorado. From the north side of Schofield Pass in Gunnison County, the Crystal flows through the ghost town of Crystal City to Marble. At Marble there are several pond fishing options with easy access. Flowing to the north-west the Crystal continues downstream past the small town of Redstone, to its confluence with the Roaring Fork River at Carbondale. The Crystal is a medium freestone river with small sized fish, most anglers use dries and nymphs.
 

 

Beaver Lake- elevation 7,945 feet
Fish: Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout
Access: Medium
Boating: Non-motorized
Beaver Lake State Wildlife Area

Crystal River- elevation 7,937 feet
Fish: Rainbow Trout
Access: Medium
Boating: na
 
 
 
 
 
 
McKee Lake- elevation 7,815 feet
Fish: Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout
Access: Easy
Boating: canoes, rafts, belly boats only
Note: private lake with public access

Island Lake- elevation 7,785 feet
Fish: Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout
Access: Easy
Boating: na
Note: private lake, check signage for permitted fishing areas

Crystal River- elevation 7,390 feet
Fish: Rainbow Trout
Access: Medium
Boating: na