Little known but well worth the visit, the Uncompahgre River is one of Colorado’s truly hidden treasures. The river flows through some of Colorado’s most rugged yet beautiful terrain, originating in the vicinity of Ouray and continuing northwards until it merges with the Gunnison River near Delta.
A number of government agencies have acted together to establish this magnificent resource into a reliable and rewarding source of fish for sportsmen, creating a superb fishery below the Ridgway Reservoir. Fishermen can expect to find lots of excellent trout with an abundance of insects as well.
Are you convinced? Here’s how to get there. Two highways run alongside this fine river, US 550 and 50. Getting access to the river is slightly more complex, but there are some exceptional places to visit in several parks and wildlife reserves. Check out the great fishing at the incomparable Uncompahgre River in Colorado.continue reading