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 flows if the water is clear.


$60.00 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. Stream enhancements in 2010 greatly increased fish habitat and reduced bank erosion. Countless tight meanders, deep pockets and undercut banks harbor abundant browns in the 5 to 12 inch range, with a few browns up to 18 inches. This property has also been stocked with rainbows in the 12-18 inch range. A progression of aquatic hatches make for good dry fly-fishing after runoff, along with terrestrial insects that appear in July. Tight meander loops allow two anglers to leap frog while keeping track of what has already been fished. Due to its small size and large population of wild browns, anglers should stay low and carefully work every niche deeper than six inches. While the majority of fish are wild browns 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.


Lightning is a very real hazard and there is NO shelter anywhere on this meadow property. Pay close attention to the weather because it's a 15-20 minute walk from the stream back to your car!

This is a working ranch with livestock...DO NOT approach or attempt to feed the cattle or yaks! Please cross fences only where fence ladders are provided (in two places).

The designated parking area for Lower Fourmile Creek Ranch is on public land along Highway 285. While vandalism and theft are rare, we suggest hiding any valuables and locking your vehicle while fishing.


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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