A Mountain Anglers’ Paradise

Find the Best Mountain Fishing in Colorado

Clear Creek County offers adventures for every type of angler, from first-timers to fly-fishing vets. Pursue Brown, Rainbow, and Brook Trout in alpine lakes, streams, and reservoirs. Get a slice of fishing paradise, just 20 miles from Denver. 

Where to Fish and What to Catch

Clear Creek County is home to many freshwater alpine streams and lakes that contain various populations of fish ready to reel in. Meanwhile, Clear Creek itself is a hotspot for either relaxing or action-packed fishing. 

Some popular fishing holes along Clear Creek include:

Fish you can catch in Clear Creek include:

Don’t Forget Your Fishing License

Getting your fishing license is a proud moment for all wranglers. 

  • A fishing license is required for people 16 and older to fish in Colorado.
  • Children under 16 do not need a fishing license and can, allowing them to catch a full possession limit of fish. 
  • Colorado residents 64 and older can obtain a free annual fishing license from a DOW office or license agent. 

Purchase your license online or view our list of Local Licensing Outfitters below.

No Fishing License Required Here....

Mt. Evans Trout Fishing is the perfect location for children to catch their first fish!

No fishing license required and equipment and instruction can be provided. Feel free to bring the whole family for a fun day of fishing at Grandma and Grandpa’s Fishing Pond located in Idaho Springs, Colorado. And feel free to stay and cook your fresh catch on the propane grill!

Open daily from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm. Mount Evans Trout Fishing has been family owned and operated since 1931. For more information visit

Get Ready for Your Mountain Fishing Trip Near Denver

Clear Creek Outdoors

1524 Miner Street
Idaho Springs, CO 80452

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Downieville Fuel Stop Sinclair

1039 County Road 308
Downieville, CO

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FERAL Mountain Co.

1630 Miner Street
Idaho Springs, CO 80452

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Mt. Evans Trout Fishing

4125 Highway 103
Idaho Springs, CO 80452

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