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Colorado South Boulder Creek

Characteristics updated 11 months ago
Available Segments 2

South Boulder Creek is a challenging and rewarding fly fishing destination in Colorado. The preferred season for fishing is from late spring to early fall, with an ideal flow rate of 50-100 CFS. River access can be limited in some areas, so it's important to plan ahead. The local fly shops and guides prioritize river stewardship, sustainability, and conservation. Leave no trace should be practiced to ensure the preservation of the river and its ecosystem.

For more information on river conservation, visit the nonprofit Running Rivers website. Here are three of the highest-rated local fly shops and guides: 

Troutleader.com provides river flow data such as mean, temperature, and CFS rates to help anglers plan their trips. Whether you're a novice or an experienced angler, South Boulder Creek offers a challenging and rewarding fishing experience.

Characteristics & Metrics

Headwater
Dam
Reservoir
Clarity
⋅ Apr 13, 2024
The flows are still skinny.
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39.871381,-105.68882
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Current Flow

The main data source is unavailable.

Additional Resources

River and steam flow data are acquired from multiped sources. This feature is only available in select states (Colorado only). Flows are updated multiple times a day. Data might be unavailable due to ice or other objects obstructing the gage.

SOUTH BOULDER CREEK BELOW GROSS RESERVOIR
Update about 7 hours ago

Flow: 7 cfs

Data Source: DWR
SOUTH BOULDER CREEK NEAR ELDORADO SPRINGS, CO.
Update about 7 hours ago

Flow: 17 cfs

Data Source: DWR
SOUTH BOULDER CREEK DIVERSION NEAR ELDORADO SPRINGS
Update about 7 hours ago

Flow: 0 cfs

Data Source: DWR
SOUTH BOULDER CREEK ABOVE GROSS RESERVOIR AT PINECLIFFE
Update 5 months ago

Flow: 18 cfs

Data Source: DWR

Segments

* 2 segments listed for the South Boulder Creek
Name Fishy Updated
Eldorado Canyon State Park · Fishy 11 months ago
Walker Ranch Loop · Fishy 11 months ago

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Notations

Craig Hoffman

11 months ago

The browns and rainbows seem to enjoy BWO flies.
Craig Hoffman

over 1 year ago

Squeezing in one more run/fish on Walker. I'll update the conditions.
Craig Hoffman

over 1 year ago

You need a reservation/time slot for Eldorado Canyon State Park for the weekends.
Craig Hoffman

over 2 years ago

Had a wonderful early October run and fish. Perfect weather. Caught 2 Browns. #flyathon
Craig Hoffman

over 2 years ago

Eldorado Canyon is a great spot of the up and coming fisher-girl.

Known Fish

Known Fish of the South Boulder Creek
Type Species Up To
Trout Brook 10 in.
Trout Brown 10 in.
Trout Rainbow 10 in.
Trout Cutbow 10 in.
* Fish likely to be found. Size is a approximation.