Gunnison/Crested Butte Colorado – Trout and Kokanee Fishing

We've lived in Colorado for 12 years now and have never explored the Gunnison/Crested Butte area. We decided we need to explore that area this summer and fish the famous Blue Mesa Reservoir for Lake Trout. We found that this area is a great place for various outdoor activities including hiking, biking, kayaking, paddle boarding …

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Emerald Lake, Colorado, and the Origin of “Two More Miles”

I don’t remember how old I was when I first went to Emerald Lake, Colorado, but I know I was quite young.  Emerald Lake is in the Weminuche Wilderness area in Southwestern Colorado.  The elevation of the lake is around 10,000 ft.  Fishing is available in two lakes – Little Emerald and Emerald – and …

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Backpacking & Fishing Elk Creek – San Juan National Forest – Colorado

Elk Creek is one of our favorite places to backpack and fish. We have been fishing and backpacking here for several years and have never been disappointed in the fishing or outdoor experience. It is located in the San Juan National Forest in Southwest Colorado near Antonito.  The trail is moderate with a steep rocky …

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