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Colorado San Miguel River

Characteristics updated about 2 months ago
Flow updated about 8 hours ago
Available Segments 2

River Characteristics

The San Miguel River is a fly fishing destination located in the state of Colorado. It is known for its abundant population of rainbow and brown trout, as well as its scenic beauty and easy access from the town of Telluride. The river is a freestone stream, meaning that it is fed by snowmelt and has a clear, cold water flow. It is a relatively small river, but it is well-suited to fly fishing and offers a variety of fishing conditions and opportunities for anglers of all skill levels. The upper section of the river is located in the high alpine environment of the San Juan Mountains, while the lower section flows through the town of Telluride and offers more gentle and easily accessible fishing opportunities.
Overall, if you have your trout game on, you will be rewarded with some winners. 
Natural Flow / Un-dammed / Freestone
High Mountains
⋅ Oct 09, 2022
Slightly off-color. Probably due to snow/rain.
· Super Wadable
As of Oct 2022, the lows are low, making wading easy. 
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Current Flow

San Miguel River - Colorado
Gage Station Temp
(ft ³/s)
(ft ³/s)
san miguel river near placerville, co n/a 77.2 Ice
san miguel river at brooks bridge near nucla co n/a 95.8 Ice
san miguel river at uravan, co. n/a 70.7 Ice
* Mean data is from Friday -- February 03, 2023
** Updated about 8 hours ago
*** streamflow is the volume of water flowing past a given point in the stream in a given period of time.(USGS)


* Based on YTD -- 2023
** Toggle legend names for an uncluttered view


* 2 segments listed for the San Miguel River
Name Fishy Updated
Plaverville Park · Pretty Darn Fishy 4 months ago
Juniper Village Drive · Fishy 4 months ago



Known Fish

Known Fish of the San Miguel River
Type Species Up To
Trout Brown 10 in.
Trout Rainbow 10 in.
Trout Cutbow 12 in.
* Fish likely to be found. Size is a approximation.