Delaney Butte Lakes

Walden, Colorado 80480

Delaney Butte Lakes

Delaney Butte Lakes Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Head to the north central section of the state to the area known as North Park for some great Gold Medal lake fly fishing. About ten miles west of the town of Walden you’ll find a group of lakes called Delaney Butte Lakes State Wildlife Area. The surroundings, at 8–10,000 foot elevation, are stark. These lakes are anything but barren when it comes to food for trout, however.

Food sources include scuds, damsels, large sedges, Callibaetis and some forage fish. Types of Fish: Brown trout. This eTrail covers the "where, when, and how" to fish in this region. You'll get a full-page map and information on the known hatches, suggested equipment to bring, and the best flies to use."

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Open year-round, best June through September
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