Private Colorado Fly Fishing on Lower Fourmile Creek

Lower Fourmile Creek Ranch

On Fourmile Creek

Lower Fourmile Creek Ranch

One Mile of Fourmile Creek

Lower Fourmile Creek Ranch

Check out our reservation calendar to establish the availability of this property or to make a reservation. Current conditions are posted as often as possible, including hatches and fishing reports.


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One mile of Fourmile Creek at 9,700 feet elevation. Optimal stream flows range from 10 to 25 cfs but fishing can be good at higher and lower levels if the water is clear.


$50.00 per angler; maximum of 2 anglers per day. No refunds once payments are made.

Check-in Procedure:

ALL anglers must obtain a daily parking pass after 8:00 AM from "High Alpine Sports" before proceeding to this property. High Alpine Sports is located at the corner of 6th and Main Streets in Fairplay.

This property is patrolled and all vehicles without a valid parking pass are reported immediately to the Park County Sheriff. Please call 719.836.4177 for more information.


Fourmile Creek is perfect small water fishing with a three-weight fly rod. A stream enhancement project completed in June of 2010 has greatly increased fish habitat and reduced bank erosion. Countless tight meanders, deep pockets and undercut banks harbor abundant wild browns in the 5 to 10 inch range, with larger browns under the banks. This property has also been stocked with rainbows in the 10-18 inch range. A progression of aquatic hatches make for good dry fly-fishing after runoff, along with abundant hoppers that appear in July. Tight meander loops allow two anglers to leap frog without disturbing the fish. Due to its small size and large population of wary browns, anglers should stay low and carefully work every niche deeper than six inches. While the majority of fish are under 12 inches, their sheer numbers present stealthy anglers with the opportunity for non-stop action on dry flies and small (#16-20) beadhead nymphs.

A conservation easement funded by Great Outdoors Colorado now protects wetlands and riparian habitat on the ranch.


Please cross fences only where fence ladders are provided (in two places). Lightning is a very real hazard and no shelter or restrooms exist anywhere on this property.

This is a working ranch with livestock...DO NOT approach or attempt to feed the cattle or yaks!


There are no sanitary facilities on this property. The nearest restrooms, drinking water and other services are located in the town of Fairplay. Please plan accordingly on the day of your arrival.


Lower Fourmile Creek Ranch is located 3.5 miles south of Fairplay at the intersection of U.S. Highway 285 and County Road 20. This lease is downstream (east) of the highway bridge. Call (719) 836-4177 for directions or more information.

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