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The Best Fishing in Boulder

Looking for the best fishing in Boulder? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Boulder. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top fishing spots in and near Boulder

  • Boulder, Colorado

    Walden Ponds Wildlife Habitat Trail

    1.38 mi / 36 ft gain
    Walden Ponds Wildlife Habitat Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Niwot, Colorado.
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  • Boulder, Colorado

    Coot Lake Trail

    1.34 mi / 30 ft gain
    Coot Lake Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Longmont, Colorado.
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  • Louisville, Colorado

    Hecla Lake to Waneka Lake Loop

    2.94 mi / 148 ft gain
    Hecla Lake to Waneka Lake Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Louisville, Colorado.
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  • Eldorado Springs, Colorado

    Eldorado Canyon

    0.5 mi / 141 ft gain
    Eldorado Canyon is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Eldorado Springs, Colorado.
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  • Boulder, Colorado

    Hike or Bike the Walker Ranch Loop

    4.7
    7.7 mi / 1740 ft gain
    When it comes to hiking trails in Boulder, the standard response usually consists of either Chautauqua Park or Mt. Sanitas, and while both offer excellent hiking options, they are both usually jam packed on the weekends. If you’re looking to stay close to the city, but want a little more seclusio...
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  • Longmont, Colorado

    Pella Crossing Loop Trail

    1.4 mi / 23 ft gain
    Pella Crossing Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Hygiene, Colorado.
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  • Lyons, Colorado

    Button Rock Dam via Sleepy Lion Trail

    5.12 mi / 925 ft gain
    Button Rock Dam via Sleepy Lion Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Lyons, Colorado.
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  • Black Hawk, Colorado

    Golden Gate State Park Loop Trail

    11.98 mi / 2178 ft gain
    Golden Gate State Park Loop Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Golden, Colorado.
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  • Black Hawk, Colorado

    Snowshoe Hare Trail

    3.04 mi / 607 ft gain
    Snowshoe Hare Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Black Hawk, Colorado.
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  • Black Hawk, Colorado

    Dude's Fishing Hole

    0.84 mi / 154 ft gain
    Dude's Fishing Hole is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Pinecliffe, Colorado.
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  • Golden, Colorado

    Hike to Forgotten Valley

    4.3
    3.6 mi / 852 ft gain
    There are over 35 miles of hiking trails in the park. The twelve trails in Golden Gate Canyon State Park are named after an animal and marked with the animal’s footprint.For a 2.6 round trip hike, start at the Burro Trailhead in Golden Gate Canyon State Park. You’ll immediately cross over a lit...
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  • Longmont, Colorado

    Milavec Lake Loop

    1.37 mi / 26 ft gain
    Milavec Lake Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Longmont, Colorado.
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  • Wheat Ridge, Colorado

    Tabor, West and Bass Lakes Loop

    2.04 mi / 75 ft gain
    Tabor, West and Bass Lakes Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Wheat Ridge, Colorado.
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  • Nederland, Colorado

    Hike to the Lost Lakes via the Hessie Trail

    4 mi / 1000 ft gain
    Accessed by Hessie Trailhead, Lost Lake is a relatively moderate 4 mile round-trip hike with about 1,000 feet of elevation. The core of the hike is uphill and on a gravel path, 2/3rds of the hike runs parallel to a rushing waterfall.  After parking your car, head towards the Hessie Trailhead. Yo...
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  • Eldora, Colorado

    Devils Thumb Pass and King Lake Trail

    15.26 mi / 3255 ft gain
    Devils Thumb Pass and King Lake Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Nederland, Colorado.
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  • Nederland, Colorado

    Hiking the Indian Peaks Wilderness' Lost Lake

    4.3
    4.5 mi / 1000 ft gain
    Lost Lake of the Indian Peaks Wilderness area is a scenic short hike (about 3 hours) with a lot to see. The trailhead is tucked at the end of a road that passes through Eldora, a charming village of cabins and old abandoned buildings. You will pass by the lost "town" of Hessie on foot, which is w...
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