San Miguel River

River Information

The San Miguel is a wonderful little freestone river located just outside of Telluride. The fishing here can be very rewarding and anglers have the chance to catch Rainbow, Brown, Brook and Cutthroat trout. The river is ideal for lighter rods in the 2wt-4wt range. Fish tend to be in the smaller 8"-12" range, however every year fish up to 20" appear out of some of the deeper runs and holes. 


Recommended Flies

Winter/Spring: Mayflies, Midges, Caddis

Summer: Mayflies, Caddis, Terrestrials, Small Stoneflies

Fall: Caddis, Mayflies, Midges


Seasonal Conditions

The San Miguel fishes best after runoff during the warmer months. Dry fly fishing with Caddis and Terrestrial imitations can be quite productive. 


River Access

Considerable public access exists along Hwy 145.