Colorado’s newest Gold Medal waters – Gunnison and Taylor rivers

Years of consideration and conservation work led to a golden moment for two pristine rivers in central Colorado.

During its meeting on Jan. 18 in Colorado Springs, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission approved the Gunnison and Taylor Rivers as the state’s newest Gold Medal trout fisheries. CPW’s Gold Medal Program showcases the most elite fisheries throughout the state.

The stretches nominated and approved include 20 miles of the Taylor River below Taylor Park Reservoir and 12.5 miles of the Gunnison River starting west of the town of Gunnison at Twin Bridges and extending up to the town of Almont.

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