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Elevenmile Canyon is our local gem. Any seasoned angler will agree that the South Platte River in Elevenmile Canyon is the place to go for unparalleled beauty. Elevenmile Canyon is also the place to go if you just want to catch a fish. Per mile this stretch of river seems to consistently hold more fish than any other river within an hour's drive from Colorado Springs. It is the place to go where you stand the best chance to get into one of the various beautiful species of trout that call the South Platte River home.
Elevenmile Canyon

If you needing some extra help, Angler's Covey is the only full service fly shop with a permit to guide in Elevenmile Canyon and our Orvis Endorsed Professional Guide would be happy to set up a trip for you.


Elevenmile DamElevenmile Canyon is also a great winter fishing destination because it is a tailwater. A tailwater fishery is where a river comes out below a dam consequently during the winter months that means the water temps are just slightly warm enough to stay relatively free of ice all year. If you can find a spot in the upper stretch of the canyon where the sun hits the water you can find feeding fish. This time of year can be the most productive for solitude seeking anglers who aren't afraid of using light tippets and very small flies.

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Directions - 37.4 miles - 46 Minutes

  1. Head west on US-24 W/Cimarron St/Midland Expy toward S 21st St go 36.3 miles.
  2. Turn left in Lake George on Co Rd 96, go 1.1 mile, follow river into canyon

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