Arkansas River

Buena Vista, Colorado 81211

Arkansas River

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"The Arkansas River begins in the high mountains above Leadville and runs 300 miles to the Kansas border. Due to drainage from the Sawatch Mountains, the highest mountain range in the lower forty-eight states, runoff creates an unfishable torrent mid-May to mid-July during “normal” precipitation years.

There has been normal runoff the past two years. At moderate to low flows, the river offers consistently good fishing between Leadville and Cañon City. Key Species: Brown trout, rainbow trout, wiper."

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Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area
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