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Electra Lake

Electra Lake

Rainbow, Brook, Cutthroat. Electra is the largest lake in the area and boasts a very healthy fishery. It is privately maintained and a fee is charged, but no license is required. It is open to the public from June to October, 7am to 7pm. Only 40 people are allowed in every day so you will want to get up early. The lake is located a mile off US 550 on the Electra Lake Rd at the bottom of the first big hill about 3 miles south of the Lodge.
Haviland Lake

Haviland Lake

Rainbow. No motorized boats allowed. Haviland is a small, well stocked lake. It is very easy to get to just off US 550 about 6 miles south of the Lodge.
Spud Lake

Spud Lake

Brook. Access by foot or horse. Spud is a very small lake one mile up a hiking trail off of The Old Lime Creek Road. Drive north from the Lodge just past Cascade Village and exit 550 on the gravel road to your right just past the hair pin curve. Drive on about 3 miles until you get to the beaver ponds and park at the "Trail" sign.
Andrews Lake

Andrews Lake

Rainbow, Brook. Andrews Lake is handicapped accessible. Andrews is a small, well stocked lake nestled just below timberline. It is easily accessible on US 550 just this side of the summit of Molas Pass about 15 miles north of the Lodge
Upper Cascade Creek

Upper Cascade Creek

Rainbow, Brown, Brook, Cutbow. Drive north from the Lodge about two miles to the hairpin curve just beyond Cascade Village. Take a hard left on the gravel road just beyond the bridge. You can fish right under the bridge or you can drive up the 4 wheel drive road for a couple of miles and fish the gold metal waters up there.
Upper Lime Creek

Upper Lime Creek

Rainbow, Brown, Brook, Cutbow. Drive north from the Lodge over the top of Coal Bank Pass and take a right on the Old Lime Creek Road at the bottom. Drive along until you get to any convenient place to access the river. Many people fish from the campground.
Confluence of Cascade and Lime Creeks

Confluence of Cascade and Lime Creeks

Rainbow, Brown, Brook, Cutbow. Access by foot or horseback. Drive north from the Lodge about a mile to the Purgatory Campground. Hike downhill about 2 miles to Purgatory Flats. Walk across the Flats to the creek or hike a short ways upstream to the confluence
East Fork of the Hermosa

East Fork of the Hermosa

Native Colorado River Cutthroat. Drive north from the Lodge until you get to the entrance of Durango Mountain Resort. Drive in and up to the bottom of the upper parking lot, then take dirt road strait ahead about 2 miles up to a "T" in the road. Bare right, than take the next left down to Hermosa Park. You will see the Creek meandering on the left for the next five miles. Park anywhere along the side of the road and have at it .

General Info

An unusual concentration of high mountain streams, ponds and open lakes offers the angler excellent and diverse opportunities in and around Durango Mountain. The following list summerizes the possibilities. A Colorado State fishing license is required for anyone 15 years of age and over. Persons under 15 years of age do not require a license but are entitled to only one-half of the daily bag and possession limits established by the State. Non-resident licenses are available at Needles Country Store at the Conoco Station. Electra Lake and Molas Lake do not require a license but do charge a fee.

Crater Lake

Rainbow, Brook. Access by foot or horse. Crater Lake is located about 5 miles back from Andrews Lake along the Crater Lake Trail in the Weminuche Wilderness .

Little Molas Lake

Rainbow, Brook. Flies and lures only. Just a mile beyond Andrews Lake on the other side of the road is Little Molas Lake.

Molas Lake

Rainbow, Brook. Molas Lake is located on top of Molas Pass and is run by the Town of Silverton. You don't need a license to fish but a fee is charged

Animas River

Rainbow, Brown, Cutthroat, Cutbow. It is a 5 mile walk down to the Animas from the Purgatory Campground about a mile north of the Lodge. But on the up side you won't see too many other fisherman.

Hermosa Creek

Brook, Rainbow. Same as above, but drive on down to the main stream 5 miles ahead and follow it up to the headwaters. Or you can drive down about 5 miles to the big corral across the creek on the left, park and walk or ride downstream 22 miles to Hermosa.