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Posted: 7/9/2021 6:53:50 PM EDT
Howdy All,

Me and 11 others have a trip planned to TPR during the week of July 26-30.  Really looking forward to it.  

There's a few folks from CO but the rest are out-of-staters.  We'll ride our ATV's each day for about 50-70 miles of trails.  Primitive camping and all that.

I'll leave Friday evening the 23rd from my AO and head up NW.  And yes, I'm prepared for sun, rain, 35-80 degree weather, etc.  Been planning this for over a month.

Been to CO only once on a business trip to the western side of Denver.  Really looking forward to those 10,000 foot elevation trails.


CMOS

Link Posted: 7/9/2021 7:04:21 PM EDT
Have a great trip.  Taylor Park is a great spot - make a run over cottonwood pass to Buena Vista (brewery, restaurants, white-water rafting).  Drive down the canyon to Almont and head right to Crested Butte or left to Gunnison.  

Note that there are pike in Taylor reservoir, plus trout, so good fishing to be had.
Link Posted: 7/9/2021 7:17:00 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By WWolfe:
Have a great trip.  Taylor Park is a great spot - make a run over cottonwood pass to Buena Vista (brewery, restaurants, white-water rafting).  Drive down the canyon to Almont and head right to Crested Butte or left to Gunnison.  

Note that there are pike in Taylor reservoir, plus trout, so good fishing to be had.
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Had not even thought about this!  I'm bringing my rod and tackle box!

Is that Cottonwood pass done in an ATV or a car?

CMOS
Link Posted: 7/9/2021 7:46:46 PM EDT
For trout: kastmasters are our normal go-to lure.  Maybe smaller daredevils.
For pike: I'm not terribly sure.  Probably bigger (not huge) spoons, paddle swimmer things, rapala.

Cottonwood pass used to be dirt, but now it's a really beautiful paved road.  No ATV needed (or allowed, for that matter).

Crested butte is really worth it for a day trip.  Spectacular views, especially if you drive up past the tiny town of Gothic.  Google pics of Crested Butte.
Link Posted: 7/9/2021 8:36:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/9/2021 8:43:21 PM EDT by Darrellbear]
Did they ever get rid of the awful lights over the trading post, near the dam?  Unshielded on high towers, blindingly bright and visible from all over the valley.  The place was lit up like a prison, ruined the night sky over the area.
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