Best Wild Places Cont: Dolores River

February 9, 2012 By: Benjamin Clary

Field & Stream and TU continue their series highlighting the best wild places in America, this time focusing on the Upper Dolores River in Southwest Colorado.

As are many of the remaining frontiers in the United States, Dolores is difficult to access partly due to lack of proximity to a major city but also because of the jagged terrain.  Although the tailwaters section of the Dolores is up there with some other major western tailwaters, in the headwaters an angler might find an 18-inch wild cutthroat sipping tiny caddis flies, much like Kirk Deeter did.