The Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado is a good year-round spot to be outdoors. Its scenic beauty and activities such as fishing, hiking, and kayaking are the major attractions. One of the major activities’ locals enjoy here is fishing, which has been permitted to keep the fish population in balance. To do fishing in this area, all visitors above 16 years of age must have a valid Colorado fishing license. It is also important to know that the Rocky Mountains also have different zones, such as Closed Waters (where no fishing is allowed), Catch and Release Waters (where the fish is to be released without injury), and Catch and Keep Waters (where visitors can keep caught fish).
Here are some of the popular spots for fishing in the Rocky Mountain National Park:
Loch Vale is a beautiful lake that sits at 10,190 feet in the Rocky Mountain National Park. In order to reach this spot, visitors have to hike from the Glacier Gorge Trailhead located on Bear Lake Road. Alternatively, visitors can also start their hike from the Bear Lake Trailhead, which is a longer but less crowded journey. Hikers rate the journey to Loch Vale as having moderate difficulty, and the scenic views of Alberta Falls along the journey make it quite rewarding.
Sprague Lake is another picturesque location where open fishing is permitted in the Rocky Mountains. The hike towards this spot begins from the Sprague Lake Trailhead located near Bear Lake Road. This location is quite easy to reach compared to other spots because of the availability of a park shuttle to reach the trailhead and wheelchair-friendly paths around the lake. Due to its ease of accessibility, this spot tends to be crowded, so we would suggest reaching early for peaceful fishing activities. The views around Sprague Lake include Flattop Mountain and Hallet Peak.
The relaxing spot of Sky Pond is another location to enjoy fishing and can be reached by hiking. The hike to Sky Pond offers the most amazing views and starts from the Glacier Gorge Trailhead located on Bear Lake Road. Although the hike towards the location is quite difficult, it offers one of the most secluded and relaxing areas to be alone with your thoughts.
The picturesque location of Lake Haiyaha offers viewers beautiful scenery of mountains and waterfalls. It is the perfect spot to enjoy a day of fishing in the Rocky Mountains. You can reach this location through a fairly easy hike trail starting from Bear Lake Trailhead. The breathtaking sceneries include Longs Peak, Hallett Peak, Nymph Lake, etc.
Lone Pine Lake:
This pristine mountain lake is yet another great spot to enjoy fishing with your family. The journey to Lone Pine Lake might be difficult owing to its terribly long hiking trail. The challenging route is, however, quite rewarding because of breathtaking views in Death Valley like Badwater Basin and Zabriskie Point.