Road Canyon Reservoir

  • Creede
  • Favorite Spot
Elevation: 9270
  • Car (4x4 not required)
Seasonal Accessability:
  • Year-round
Seasonal Accessability Notes: Usually ice-free from May 15 through November 15
Water Type:
  • Lake/Pond/Reservoir
Driving Directions:

Directions from Creede: Travel southwest on Colorado Highway 149 for 20.1 miles, to the intersection of Colorado Highway 149 and Forest Road #520 (Rio Grande Reservoir Road), then 5 miles west on Road #520 to the ramp area.

Restrictions: Must have Colorado Fishing License to fish.
Commonly Caught Species:
  • Rainbow Trout
  • Brook Trout
Suggested Bait: Flies, lures, and live bait
Fishing Method:
  • Flyfishing
  • Boat
  • Spin Fishing
  • Ice Fishing
Boat Type:
  • Motorized Boats Allowed
  • Yes
Description & Notes:

The boating site consists of a small concrete ramp, restroom, parking for trucks and trailers about 1/2 way up the length of the reservoir. This lake is regularly stocked with catchable rainbow trout and also supports a natural population of Brook Trout. A small, free campground is located at the head of the reservoir.