One Mile of Tarryall Creek
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One mile of Tarryall Creek at 8,800 feet; flows range from 10 to 150 cfs during summer.
$50.00 per angler; maximum of 4 anglers per day. No refunds once payments are made.
Due to road construction on County Road 77 (aka Tarryall Road) during the 2013 fishing season, anglers must call the program manager (719.748.1494) for current check-in procedures before proceeding to this property!
Should you have any questions about this, please call the program manager (719.748.1494) before making your reservation.
This property is patrolled and all vehicles without a parking pass are reported immediately to the Park County Sheriff.
This section of Tarryall Creek is very diverse in terms of habitat. The lower half-mile (meadow) is comprised of slow meanders. The middle reach contains numerous beaver ponds and wetlands full of willows and fallen trees. The upper end of the property is known as the canyon section. Here Tarryall Creek is confined in a narrow rock channel where plunging water has carved a series of deep pools, interspersed with cascading riffles. Much of the property harbors wild browns in the 2-5 pound range. Wary rainbows that were stocked several years ago have also grown to a respectable size. Frequent break-offs should be expected due to in-stream snags and large fish.
The Derby Cabin was built by William A. Derby for his wife, Sarah, around 1885. This site was ideal for William's new homestead, with ample pasture for cattle and water from nearby Tarryall Creek. The cabin and an interpretive sign are located across the road from the Tarryall L&C Ranch entrance. This property later became the Terhune cattle ranch where sportsmen often stayed during the 1930s.
Lightning is a real hazard and shelter is limited. Fast riffles, slick rocks, deep pools and beaver ponds can be dangerous, especially during periods of high water. There are no restroom facilities on the property.
There are no sanitary facilities on this property. The nearest public restrooms are located at Tarryall Reservoir (upstream) on County Road 77. Other services are available in the town of Jefferson. Please plan accordingly on the day of your arrival.
The lower Tarryall Creek leases are very much off the beaten path. Fortunately there are some fine lodging options in the area providing anglers with great choices to stay and fish for a few days or more. Nearby lodging to the TL&C is available at the Ute Trail River Ranch ~ when you're angling for somethig different ~ (719.748.3015. Please call for availability or click on the "Lodging" button for more options & details.
Tarryall L&C Ranch is located along County Road 77 (below Tarryall Reservoir), 19 miles southeast of Highway 285 at Jefferson, and 23 miles northwest of US Highway 24 near Lake George. Call 719-748-1494 for directions or more information.