Locations — Boulder Creek
Boulder Creek runs through Boulder Canyon just a short and scenic drive from the city of Boulder. The creek originates from two main tributaries rising along the Continental Divide, North and Middle Boulder Creek. From the junction of the two forks, Boulder Creek flows east through the towns of Eldora and Nederland into Barker Meadow Reservoir, a water supply for the city of Boulder before joining North Boulder Creek to form the main stem of Boulder Creek. The creek then flows through downtown Boulder. On the east edge of the city, the creek receives South Boulder Creek. After leaving the city, Boulder Creek flows northeast into Weld County, where it joins St. Vrain Creek and ultimately flows into the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico. The creek is a dry fly angler's paradise, with brown, rainbow, brook and even the occasional cut throat trout scatted throughout the drainage.
The Creek is a guide favorite and you can find most of our guides fishing the stream on their day off. This is some of the best fly fishing on the Front Range, offering the angler good dry fly fishing and dry dropper fishing. Brown trout are by far the most prolific species on the creek and can be found in all sizes. The fish are all wild and average 12–14 inches, however we generally see a few trophy sized fish in the 20 inch range caught each fall. The creek is also a wonderful place to catch a grand slam: landing a brown, brook, rainbow and cut throat in a single afternoon. The water is truly dynamic and is a great place to learn the art and science of fly fishing as well as challenge the most seasoned of anglers. Boulder Creek is always an adventure and our guides are extremely passionate about sharing this most magnificent resource with you and your guests.