0.6 mile of Tarryall Creek
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0.6 miles of Tarryall Creek at 8,700 feet elevation. Stream flows range from 20 to 150 cfs during summer.
$50.00 per angler; maximum of 2 anglers per day. No refunds once payments are made.
ALL anglers must obtain a daily parking pass from the Ute Trail Store before proceeding to this property!
Ute Trail Store is located 1/2 mile NW (upstream) from Ute Creek Ranch on County Road 77.
This property is patrolled and all vehicles without a parking pass are reported immediately to the Park County Sheriff.
While this lease is shorter in length than our other properties, it has the most complex habitat and greatest fish holding capacity of any lease. This section of Tarryall Creek is characterized by fast riffles that feed deep canyon pools. Here, boulders, overhanging branches and a steeper gradient make wading and casting more difficult, but offers great pocket/pool fishing. An impressive population of fish (mostly wild browns) in the 8 to 15 inch range are distributed throughout the property, with even larger fish in the deeper pools. Several anglers have released 18-25 inch browns and rainbows on this property. The stream should be worked very thoroughly, as it isn't always obvious where the fish are holding. Ideal for two anglers who are willing to leap frog upstream.
Ute Creek Ranch has been identified as a "reference" property for stream restoration projects throughout the Tarryall valley. This means that ideal habitat conditions serve as a model for how other stream sections should look and function after restoration. To preserve its pristine habitat conditions, Ute Creek Ranch is now protected by a conservation easement held by Colorado Open Lands.
Lightning is a real hazard and shelter is limited. Fast riffles, slick rocks and deep pools 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) and Twin Eagles Trailhead (downstream) on County Road 77. Please plan accordingly on the day of your arrival.
Streamside cabins and a historic guest lodge are within walking distance of Ute Creek Ranch for anglers who want to stay overnight. Please visit Ute Trail River Ranch for lodging details or call (719) 748-3015 for rates & availability. Unless you make a separate reservation for lodging, you will NOT be allowed to spend the night.
Ute Creek Ranch is located along County Road 77 (below Tarryall Reservoir), 22 miles southeast of Highway 285 at Jefferson, and 20 miles northwest of US Highway 24 near Lake George. Call (719) 748-1494 for directions or more information.