Golden Gate Canyon

State Park - Colorado

Golden Gate Canyon State Park is located in Gilpin and Jefferson counties northwest of Golden, Colorado. The 11,998-acre (48.55 km2) Front Range park established in 1960 has 36 miles (58 km) of hiking trails. Horse and bicycle travel is allowed on 22 miles (35 km). Wetland and riparian plant communities are found along Ralston, Nott and Deer creeks and small ponds within the park. Ponderosa pine, Rocky Mountain juniper, Douglas fir and aspen are found in forested areas. Commonly seen wildlife includes mule deer, elk, black bear, mountain lion, Abert's squirrel and pine squirrel. Visitors also occasionally spot moose, which are increasing in the park. Common birds include turkey vulture, Steller's jay, Clark's nutcracker, mountain bluebird and mountain chickadee.

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Map of West Magnolia Designated Campsites in Arapaho National Forest (NF) in Colorado. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).Arapaho - West Magnolia Campsites

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Golden Gate Canyon SP https://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/parks/GoldenGateCanyon https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Gate_Canyon_State_Park Golden Gate Canyon State Park is located in Gilpin and Jefferson counties northwest of Golden, Colorado. The 11,998-acre (48.55 km2) Front Range park established in 1960 has 36 miles (58 km) of hiking trails. Horse and bicycle travel is allowed on 22 miles (35 km). Wetland and riparian plant communities are found along Ralston, Nott and Deer creeks and small ponds within the park. Ponderosa pine, Rocky Mountain juniper, Douglas fir and aspen are found in forested areas. Commonly seen wildlife includes mule deer, elk, black bear, mountain lion, Abert's squirrel and pine squirrel. Visitors also occasionally spot moose, which are increasing in the park. Common birds include turkey vulture, Steller's jay, Clark's nutcracker, mountain bluebird and mountain chickadee.
Motorized vehicles must be kept on authorized roads. Parking and camping are allowed only in designated areas. 3. Fires must be contained within the facilities provided and must be completely extinguished when not attended. No fires are allowed in the backcountry. 4. Proper receptacles for trash, waste water and sewage must be used. 5. Pets must be kept under control and on a leash no more than six feet long at all times. 6. Dead and downed trees can be collected for firewood use in campgrounds only. 7. Maximum camping stay in the park is 14 days within any 45-day period. 8. Do not discharge firearms or any weapon unless lawfully hunting. Contact the Visitors Center for more information. 1. 2. Funded in part by Great Outdoors Colorado through Colorado Lottery proceeds. CPW_HPGG_3/18 cpw.state.co.us cpw.state.co.us 92 Crawford Gulch Road • Golden, CO 80403 (303) 582-3707 • E-mail: dnr_goldengatepark@state.co.us Golden Gate Canyon State Park To reach Golden Gate Canyon State Park, take Highway 93 north from Golden one and a half miles to Golden Gate Canyon Road. Turn left and continue for 13 miles to the park. to Colorado Springs 25 Morrison to Eisenhower Tunnel Idaho Springs 70 470 Red Rocks Amphitheater Denver 70 6 Golden 6 58 Crawford Gulch Road Golden Gate Canyon Road HWY 46 Nederland 40 93 119 85 Boulder Winter Park Fraser 36 Longmont 25 7 Granby 287 34 to Greeley Estes Park 34 Loveland to Fort Collins Location Map Park rangers are trained and equipped to give first aid. Assistance may also be obtained at the Visitors Center. Cell phone and internet coverage in the park area is very limited and unreliable. Payphones are located at the Visitor Center and Reverend’s Ridge Campground office. Emergencies/Information ENJOY YOUR STATE PARKS Golden Gate Canyon State Park C O L O R A D O PA R K S & W I L D L I F E Welcome! Event Facilities Green mountain meadows, lush aspen groves and pinecovered hills greet you at Golden Gate Canyon State Park, 16 miles northwest of Golden. With more than 12,000 acres of beauty ranging in elevation from 7,600 to 10,400 feet, Golden Gate offers a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities within a one hour drive of the Denver area. Visitors Center The Visitors Center, which is open daily, year-round, is located just inside the southeast entrance of the park on Golden Gate Canyon Road. Featured at the Visitors Center is the Wilbur and Nellie Larkin Memorial Nature Trail. This trail was designed to be accessible to the physically challenged and winds around the park’s trout show pond. Inside the center are displays and exhibits describing the wildlife and plants of the area; a topographical scale model of the park; and a sales outlet for books, maps, shirts, posters and other interesting items. Activities Rock Climbing Multiple climbing opportunities can be found throughout the park and, in most cases, requires hiking into the backcountry. The Park does not maintain climbing areas for rock fall, nor routes for fixed hardware, and makes no representation or warranties regarding the safety, reliability or suitability for use of any fixed anchors or other hardware currently existing or installed in the future. It is unlawful to place fixed or permanent climbing hardware without a permit obtained from the Park Manager. Fishing and Hunting Fishing is permitted in any stream or pond in the park except the Visitors Center show pond. All ponds are stocked regularly during the summer. A Colorado fishing license (available at the Visitors Center) is required. Hunting in the park is controlled and is permitted in the Jefferson County portion of the park only. No hunting is allowed from sunset the Friday prior to Memorial Day until sunrise the Tuesday following Labor Day. Limited access permits are available for hunting elk on the Green Ranch portion of the park. Information on seasons, regulations, and Green Ranch permits are available at the park office or on the web site. To help maintain the natural beauty and enjoyment of Golden Gate Canyon State Park, please respect the following: Regulations Empire Black Hawk Golden Gate Canyon State Park 119 Colorado residents 64 years of age or older qualify for a special Aspen Leaf annual pass. This pass allows admission to all state parks every day and discounted camping on weekdays. Full camping fee is charged on weekends and holidays. Where available, an electrical fee is charged. Rocky Mountain National Park In addition to a parks pass, campers are required to purchase and display a camping permit at their campsite. Colorado disabled veterans displaying Colorado Disabled Veteran (DV) license plates are admitted free without a pass. All visitors entering the park are required to display a current Colorado State Parks Pass, issued by vehicle, on their auto windshield. A daily pass is valid from the day purchased until noon the following day. An annual pass is valid at any Colorado State Pa
C O L O R A D O P A R K S & W I L D L I F E Golden Gate Canyon State Park FACT SHEET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2017 Who we are Golden Gate Canyon State Park offers a variety of recreation opportunities within an hour’s drive of the Denver Metro Area. Over forty miles of multiple-use trails await the outdoor enthusiast, providing access to high mountain meadows, lush streamside corridors, rocky peaks and dense forest. Overnight accommodations range from the Harmsen Ranch Guest House, to tent and RV sites at the family-friendly Reverend’s Ridge Campground, to rustic backcountry sites with no amenities. First class campgrounds, picnic areas, trails and fishing areas are nestled within nearly 12,000 acres of semi-wilderness. Panorama Point Scenic Overlook and group facility offers spectacular views of over 100 miles of Colorado’s Continental Divide throughout the year. Sportsmen of all ages and abilities will find numerous hunting and fishing opportunities within the boundaries of this spectacular state park. Visitors to Golden Gate Canyon State Park spend about $34.8 million annually in local communities.1 Top attractions • Over forty miles of trails offering a variety of opportunities for hiking, bicycling, winter sports and horseback riding. • Year-round overnight accommodations, including cabins, yurts, Harmsen Ranch Guest House, electric RV sites, tent camping and backcountry campsites and shelters. • Panorama Point Scenic Overlook offers views of 100 miles of snow-capped peaks along the Continental Divide. • Various group facilities, including Rifleman Philips Campground, Red Barn Picnic Area, the Columbine Meeting Room, Panorama Point and Works Ranch Group Area. • Hunting and fishing opportunities include regularly stocked fishing ponds along park roads and in the backcountry, in addition to small and big game hunting areas. • The Clinton Family Foundation • Colorado State Forest Service • Larkin Family Trust • Gilpin County • Jefferson County • The Friends of Golden Gate Canyon State Park Challenges we face • Ensuring forest health, fuel mitigation, mountain pine beetle mitigation and noxious weed resource management projects are funded and completed annually through coordinated efforts between the park and Colorado State Forest Service staff and volunteers. • Augmenting operational and personnel resources with increased efforts to recruit and train individual and group volunteers. • Seeking private donations to maintain and enhance the park’s 40+ miles of multiple-use trails, access roads and backcountry campgrounds. • Overcrowding issues at many locations requiring additional staffing resources and law enforcement activities. • Balancing expanded recreational uses and facility maintenance with stagnant operating budgets. 1Source: Corona Research, Colorado State Parks Marketing Assessment, “Visitor Spending Analysis 2008-2009” (adjusted for inflation). COLORADO PARKS & WILDLIFE 6060 Broadway, Denver, CO 80216 (303) 297-1192 cpw.state.co.us KEN PAPALEO//HIGH COUNTRY COLORING Our partners Golden Gate Canyon State Park CPW As of June 30, 2017 Volunteer activities • Campground host program at Reverends’ Ridge and Aspen Meadow Campgrounds. • Volunteer naturalist program at Reverend’s Ridge Campground and the Visitor Center. • Visitor Center host program, which was initiated to assist with staffing needs. • Scout groups and other volunteers continue to assist with trails and natural resource projects throughout the park. • Members of the Friends of Golden Gate State Park group assist with historical preservation projects. Geography Region: Northeast County: Gilpin and Jefferson Year Acquired: 1960 Elevation: 9,100 ft Miles From Denver: 30 Trails Biking: 27.5 miles Hiking: 42.4 miles Horseback: 27.5 miles Cross Country Skiing/ Snowshoeing: 42.4 miles Total: 42.4 miles Employees Permanent: 8 Temporary: 18 Volunteers: 100 Volunteer Hours: 6,289 Facilities Dump station Group picnic area Laundry 125 picnic sites Showers (coin-operated) Visitor Center Acreage Total Acres: 11,911 Governmental US Cong Dist: 2nd CO Senate: 16th CO House: 13th and 25th Recreation Fishing Geocaching Hunting Ice Fishing Ice Skating Ranger/Nature Programs Rock Climbing Snowtubing Wildlife/Bird Viewing Winter Camping Roads Paved: 8.7 miles Unpaved: 2.7 miles Annual Visitation 866,326 Walden Fort Collins Craig Hayden Steamboat Springs Sterling Estes Loveland Park Greeley Oak Creek Fort Brush Morgan Meeker Kremmling Golden Gate Canyon Wray Brighton Denver Golden Avon Vail Rifle Frisco Glenwood Springs Breckenridge Collbran Fruita Aspen Leadville Castle Rock Limon Burlington Fairplay Grand Junction Delta Paonia Hotchkiss Buena Vista Crawford Colorado Springs Kit Carson Cripple Creek Olathe Gunnison Montrose Camping Guest House (year-round): 1 Cabins/Yurts (year-round): 7 Campsites (basic, year-round): 73 Campsites (electrical, year-round): 59 Campsites (pr
In Case of an Emergency Call 911 or the Golden Gate Canyon Visitor Center 303.582.3707 Reverend’s Ridge Campground 303.642.3856 C O L O R A D O PA R K S & W I L D L I F E Backcountry Regulations Registration and Information All park statutes and regulations apply. Please fill out the information on both the blue camping permit and this attached registration form. Tear off this form at the dotted line and deposit the completed form with the payment envelope. • All fires are prohibited in the backcountry. Backcountry Camping • All trash must be packed out. • Camping is permitted in designated areas only, with a maximum of six people and three tents per site. AT GOLDEN GATE CANYON STATE PARK Keep the map brochure for your information. Thank you! • Removing or damaging any natural or historic object is prohibited. This includes picking wildflowers. Thank you for supporting Colorado Parks & Wildlife! For more information and current conditions, please contact us at: Backcountry Camping Fees dnr_goldengatepark@state.co.us cpw.state.co.us Please pick up a copy of the park map and brochure for additional park information. Golden Gate Canyon State Park 92 Crawford Gulch Road • Golden, CO 80403 (303) 582-3707 • E-mail: dnr_goldengatepark@state.co.us cpw.state.co.us HPGG1304_.4/19 Tear off and deposit with the blue camping permit. • Pets must be leashed at all times while in the park. cpw.state.co.us Tent site: $18.00/night (up to 6 people in 3 tents) Shelter: $18.00/night (up to 6 people) Park Pass: A valid daily parks pass or annual parks pass is required on all vehicles in the park. Keep Backcountry Camping Safe ... Fill out this Form! Attention All Backcountry Campers Backcountry Camper Registration Backcountry Campsites Greenfield Meadow Frazer Meadow 4 4 You share this area with wildlife, including black bears and mountain lions. To help avoid conflicts with wildlife, please follow these simple precautions: Name of group leader: _________________ Leader’s address: _____________________ __________________________________ Leader’s phone #: ____________________ 1  Do not store food in your tent. Food should be stored in a bear box near your site. Cook stoves and other cooking utensils should be stored away from the tent preferably in a “bear bag” or the bear box. # in group:____ Group Members:________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ 7 Spring 2 To Frazer Meadow 5 5 1 rse sh oe Historic Barn Tra i l Horseshoe Trail To Frazer Meadow Trailhead to Kriley Pond or Ole’ Barn Knoll Rim Meadow Forgotten Valley 12 12 to Rifleman Phillips Campground 10 11 11 Buffalo Tra il 3 10 Bu ffa lo Shelter #3 15 15 14 13 14 13 Tr ail to Frazer Meadow Trailhead 99 16 16 Tallman Ranch Pond to Black Bear Trail to Bridge Creek Trailhead = Historic Structure Shelter #1 Deer Creek to Windy Peak Mou nta in 20 20 19 Shelter #1 17 17 e Cr 18 19 il Deer 18 4th night ____________ _____________ to Quarry Tr a on 3rd night ____________ _____________ Shelter #4 Li er De k ee Cr Trail 2nd night ____________ _____________ 4 Mo u to Slough Pond Parking Area Thank you for helping keep wildlife wild. to Greenfield Meadow 1 Ho ____________ _____________ Please check out at the Visitor Center as you leave. Thank you and enjoy your visit! 6 6 Coyote Trail to Bootleg Bottom Trailhead 2 Lion ntain 1st night Date Shelter #2 7 n Trail ain Lio Site # 3 3  Keep a clean campsite. Food scraps and other trash will attract wildlife into your campsite. “Bear bag” trash overnight and PLEASE –pack it out. 4  Do not feed any wildlife. Feeding wildlife, including squirrels and chipmunks, can make them dependent on people and can result in equipment damage. 8 Mount Vehicles: Make: ______________ 2: ______________ Model: _____________ 2: ______________ Color:______________ 2: ______________ Lic. #:______________ 2: ______________ State: ______________ 2: ______________ 2  Do not wear the clothes you cooked dinner in to bed. The smell from your dinner will have seeped into your clothes and could attract wildlife to you while you are sleeping in your tent. 3 2 8 Mule Deer Trail to Panorama Point Trail oe sh rse Ho Vehicles parked at which trailhead: ___________________________________ Tear off and deposit with the blue camping permit. In case of emergency, contact: Name:______________________________ Phone #: ____________________________ To Mule Deer Trail ek to Nott Creek Trailhead = Bear Box (Food Storage) to Burro Trail
COLORADO PA R K S & WILDLIFE Your Guide to Colorado’s 41 State Parks 2018 Edition cpw.state.co.us CAMPING RESERVATIONS • 1-800-244-5613 • cpw.state.co.us i Welcome to Your State Parks! Wherever you go in Colorado, there’s Cheyenne Mountain a state park waiting to welcome State Park you. Mountains or prairies, rivers or forests, out in the country or next to the city… Colorado’s 41 state parks are as diverse as the state itself, and they offer something for everyone. Take a hair-raising whitewater river trip, or kick back in a lawn chair and watch the sunset. Enjoy a family picnic, cast a line in the water, take a hike, ride a horse, try snowshoeing or discover geocaching. From Eastern Plains parks at 3,800 feet to high-mountain parks at 9,500, the network of state parks offers a wealth of activities for busy people of all ages, or the chance to do nothing at all. You can play on land or on water. On a high peak or on the prairie. In the country or the city. In spring, summer, winter or fall. Golden Gate Canyon State Park State parks are great places for families. There are plenty of activities for families to enjoy together such as boating, hiking or picnicking, as well as organized nature walks, talks and events. Junior Ranger programs, activity backpacks, kid-friendly hikes and fishing ponds for kids are among the many offerings for youth. From toddler to teen and adult to senior, every family member can enjoy their activity of choice, then come together to share a meal and stories around the campfire. Whether you’re an active outdoor recreationist or prefer to spend time watching clouds go by, you’ll enjoy the special moments waiting for you in the state parks. Rifle Gap State Park Cover photos: Large photo: State Forest State Park; lower left: Pearl Lake State Park; lower center: Elkhead State Park; lower right: Lory State Park Plan Your Visit Colorado’s state parks are open every day of the year, weather permitting. Day-use areas are generally open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., and some parks may have closed gates after hours. Campgrounds are open 24 hours a day. Contact individual parks for hours of operation. Check our website for seasonal or maintenance closures: cpw.state.co.us Entrance Passes All Colorado state parks charge an entrance fee. Cost of a daily pass may vary by park ($7–$9). A pass covers all occupants of a vehicle and is valid until noon the day after purchase. Some parks may charge a per-person fee for cyclists and walk-ins. Fees are used to help pay operating costs. Cherry Creek State Park charges an additional fee for the Cherry Creek Basin Water Quality Authority. Annual Pass Who doesn’t love a deal? And the state parks annual pass is a great one. For just one low price, the annual pass lets you enjoy all 41 state parks for unlimited visits for 12 months from date of purchase. That’s all the parks. That’s unlimited times. The annual pass pays for itself in as few as 10 visits. If you’re a Colorado resident who’s 64 years or older, there’s even a further discounted Aspen Leaf annual pass. There are also passes for disabled and income-eligible residents. For details and to purchase a pass, visit a Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) office, state park or buy online: cpw.state.co.us Extend Your Stay Make more of your state park visit by staying overnight. Bring your tent or RV, spend a cozy night in a cabin, camp in a tipi or discover a comfortable, year-round alternative State Forest State Park to traditional camping with a yurt. All together, the state parks have more than 4,000 campsites and 58 cabins and yurts. Almost 300 campsites are ADA accessible. Many parks offer campsites or cabins for large groups. Heated cabins and yurts make a park getaway suitable any season of the year. Camping Reservations Summer weekends fill up quickly so advance reservations for overnight stays are recommended. Reservations can be made six months to three days ahead of arrival. Reserve online: cpw.state.co.us Toll Free: 1-800-244-5613 A nonrefundable reservation fee applies to bookings, and visitors must purchase a daily or annual entrance pass in addition to paying camping and reservation fees. Unreserved sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 1 What Can I Do There? Colorado’s state parks are places to have fun, get away, recreate and re-create. Here are some park activities to help you do that: Fishing Top-notch fishing awaits anglers in 37 state parks across Colorado. Think Gold Medal Waters and trophy fish. A valid fishing license is required for all anglers 16 years and older. Licenses and our annual Colorado Fishing regulations brochure are available online, at most parks and at CPW authorized sales agents. Water Sports Many state parks are built around a lake or Crawford waterway, which means boating and other water State Park sports are among the headliners. Larger parks offer boat rentals and full-service marinas. Any boat with a motor or sail operated in Col
C O L O R A D O P A R K S & W I L D L I F E 2020 Colorado State Recreation Lands INSIDE: STATE FISH UNITS, STATE WILDLIFE AREAS, STATE TRUST LANDS, STATE PARKS cpw.state.co.us ONLINE FEATURES Check out more Colorado Parks & Wildlife on our VIMEO & YOUTUBE CHANNELS LINKS TO MAPS MAKE CAMPING & HUNTING RESERVATIONS ONLINE! STATE WILDLIFE AREAS STATE FISHING WATERS STATE TRUST LANDS STATE PARKS Cherry Creek State Park © Nora Logue VIDEOS CHECK OUT THE 360 VIDEOS OF COLORADO’S STATE PARKS! 101 PLACES TO TAKE A KID FISHING #TAKEAKIDFISHING G.E.M. TRAIL NOW OPEN IN STEAMBOAT SPRINGS! CONTENTS CONTENTS Printed for free distribution by: WHAT’S NEW: 2020................................................1 cpw.state.co.us COLORADO PARKS AND WILDLIFE (CPW) 6060 Broadway, Denver, CO 80216 ■ 303-297-1192 RESERVATIONS......................................................1 OUR MISSION: The mission of Colorado Parks and Wildlife is to perpetuate the wildlife resources of the state, to provide a quality state parks system and to provide enjoyable and sustainable outdoor recreation opportunities that educate and inspire current and future generations to serve as active stewards of Colorado’s natural resources. ■ Abbreviation key................................................................................1 STATE FISH UNITS (SFUs)........................................2 ■ What is an SFU?..................................................................................2 ■ SFU properties & regulations..............................................................2 COLORADO PARKS AND WILDLIFE DIRECTOR Dan Prenzlow COLORADO PARKS AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION MEMBERS, as of July 2020 STATE WILDLIFE AREAS (SWAs)......................... 3–29 Marvin McDaniel, Chair Carrie Besnette Hauser, Vice-Chair Marie Haskett, Secretary Taishya Adams Betsy Blecha Charles Garcia Dallas May ■ What is an SWA?.................................................................................3 ■ SWA access rules................................................................................3 ■ SWA properties & regulations..................................................... 4–29 STATE TRUST LANDS (STLs) PUBLIC ACCESS PROGRAM.............................. 30–51 ■ What are trust lands? What is the STL public access program?.............30 ■ State trust lands FAQs/access rules...................................................30 ■ State trust lands public access properties & regulations............ 31–51 REGULATION BROCHURE EDITOR Chelsea Harlan PRINTED STATE PARKS................................................. 52–59 The Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife (CPW) receives federal financial assistance from multiple bureaus within the U.S. Department of the Interior. Under Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act (as amended), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (as amended), the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior and its bureaus prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, disability or age. In addition, CPW adheres to all antidiscrimination laws of the state of Colorado. For more information on how to request an accommodation or to file a grievance, please visit cpw.state.co.us/accessibility. MAPS............................................................ 60–65 ■ State fish units, wildlife areas, trust lands & parks — Northeast ..........60 ■ State fish units, wildlife areas, trust lands & parks — Southeast ..........61 ■ State fish units, wildlife areas, trust lands & parks — Northwest .........62 ■ State fish units, wildlife areas, trust lands & parks — Southwest ........63 ■ NEW State fish units, wildlife areas, trust lands & parks — Central close-up.............................64 ■ Game management units (GMUs)....................................................65 NOTICE: Laws and regulations in this brochure are paraphrased for easier understanding and are intended only as a guide. Complete Colorado wildlife statutes and regulations are available at CPW offices listed below and online: cpw.state.co.us/regulations CPW REGIONAL AND AREA OFFICE LOCATIONS ADMINISTRATION 1313 Sherman St., #618 Denver, 80203 303-297-1192 (M–F, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. MT) LANDS INDEX BY COUNTY............................... 66–73 ■ State fish units, state wildlife areas, state trust lands, state parks GET THE BROCHURE ONLINE: cpw.state.co.us/rec-lands Send us your outdoor photos and stories for a chance to be featured on a brochure cover or CPW's online blog! HUNTER.TESTIMONIALS@STATE.CO.US COVER: ▶ Gone fishing at Sylvan Lake State Park. © Dustin Doskocil for CPW OTHER PHOTOS, LEFT TO RIGHT: ▶ Mountain biking at Trinidad Lake State Park. © Thomas Kimmell for CPW C O L O R A D O P A R K S & INSIDE: STATE FISH UNITS, STAT
WHAT'S NEW C O L O R A D O P A R K S & LICENSES W I L D L I F E 2021 Colorado Fishing SEASON: MARCH 1, 2021–MARCH 31, 2022 cpw.state.co.us 2021 FISHING BROCHURE CORRECTION UPDATED: APRIL 19, 2021 Please see the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website at cpw.state.co.us/regulations for complete regulation information. NOTE: THE ONLINE VERSION OF THE BROCHURE HAS THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION, INCLUDING ANY CORRECTIONS. PAGE(S) CORRECTION AS PRINTED IN BROCHURE LICENSE REQUIREMENTS PAGE 1 The qualifying age for applying for a senior lifetime low-income fishing license was incorrectly listed as 65 and older at the time of publication. The correct information is: Senior lifetime low-income fishing licenses are available for Colorado residents age 64 and older. Go online for full eligibility requirements: cpw.state. co.us The online version of the brochure has been updated with this correction. page 1 2021 FISHING BROCHURE CORRECTION UPDATED: MARCH 12, 2021 Please see the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website at cpw.state.co.us/regulations for complete regulation information. NOTE: THE ONLINE VERSION OF THE BROCHURE HAS THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION, INCLUDING ANY CORRECTIONS. PAGE(S) CORRECTION AS PRINTED IN BROCHURE BACK PAGE BACK COVER The contest start date for Take a Friend Fishing was incorrect at the time of publication. The correct information is: The contest starts APRIL 1, 2021! Go online for contest rules and how to enter: cpw.state.co.us/ takeafriend The online version of the brochure has been updated with this correction. back cover ONLINE FEATURES Check out more Colorado Parks & Wildlife on our VIMEO & YOUTUBE CHANNELS VIDEOS FISHING FOR HIP HOP: COLORADO STYLE FISHING FUNDS CONSERVATION 101 PLACES TO TAKE A KID FISHING © CPW GET THE CPW FISHING APPS: The CPW Fishing app can help you discover over 1,300 fishing locations, check local conditions, read up on regulations and more! The CPW Match a Hatch app can help you match your fly to the same insects where you’re fishing! CO OUTDOORS “QUICK TIP”: SPINCAST REELS CONTENTS CONTENTS Printed for free distribution by: WHAT’S NEW: 2021................................................ 1 cpw.state.co.us LICENSE INFORMATION...................................... 1–2 COLORADO PARKS AND WILDLIFE (CPW) 6060 Broadway, Denver, CO 80216 ■ 303-297-1192 ■ License & Habitat Stamp fees........................................................................1 ■ What you need to buy a fishing license; license requirements......................1 ■ Residency requirements; Habitat Stamps; anglers with disabilities..............2 OUR MISSION: The mission of Colorado Parks and Wildlife is to perpetuate the wildlife resources of the state, to provide a quality state parks system and to provide enjoyable and sustainable outdoor recreation opportunities that educate and inspire current and future generations to serve as active stewards of Colorado’s natural resources. GENERAL INFORMATION.................................... 3–7 Dan Prenzlow ■ Fishery programs: Gold Medal Waters; Wild Trout; stream surveys.................3 ■ State records program: Records by Weight; Records by Length......................4 ■ State Records by Weight award table.............................................................4 ■ Master Angler program; award lengths.........................................................5 ■ Help improve your fisheries............................................................................5 ■ Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS).....................................................................6 ■ Fishing terms glossary...................................................................................7 ■ Online fishing information resources.............................................................7 FISHING LAWS................................................. 8–10 ■ Legal fishing methods....................................................................................8 ■ Special conditions & restrictions...............................................................8−9 ■ Statewide bag & possession limits...............................................................10 ■ MAP: Wiper/white bass & walleye/saugeye bag limits................................10 SPECIAL REGULATIONS: FISHING WATERS........11–39 ■ MAP: Upper Arkansas River.........................................................................12 ■ MAP: Blue River Basin.................................................................................13 ■ MAP: Middle Colorado & Eagle Rivers..........................................................15 ■ MAP: Upper Colorado River — Headwaters to Radium...............................16 ■ MAP: Conejos & Alamosa River Drainages...................................................18 ■ MAP: Upper Gunnison Basin — Taylor Park Res. to Blue Mesa Res..............19 ■ MAP: NEW North Fork Gunnison Basin — Hotchkiss to McClure

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