Taylor Canyon

Gold Medal trout water, rafting, climbing, and more!

The Taylor River near Almont, Colorado.

How to get there:

Starts from Taylor Park CR 740/CCR 209 and heads south.

  • From C470/US 285 to Taylor Park
  • 137 miles 3 hr 30 mins
  • GPS
  • CR 740/CR 209
  • 38.8422 -106.5574

In General:CampgroundFishing Availablerock climbingKayaking/River Rafting

  • Length: 25 miles
  • Driving Time: min. 1 hour

The route passes the Taylor Reservoir, a marina,  a stretch of Gold Medal trout water, eight National Forest campgrounds, cliffs suitable for climbing, rafting opportunites—it has it all!

Photo Ops:Vistaswildflowersrock climbingWildlife

Taylor River runs from Taylor Reservoir through majestic Taylor Canyon which is considered one of the most scenic canyons in all of Colorado. The canyon winds through National Forest, past spectacular granite cliffs (great for rock climbing) and a dense forest. The area below the dam has been designated Gold Medal trout water.

In addition to the wonderful scenery, rafters and fishermen on the river, as well as climbers on the cliffs, would make good photo ops.

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