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Missouri Lakes

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Backpacked into Missouri lakes in the Holy Cross wilderness area last weekend. That place is awesome. I could just sit there and stare at the scenery all day, it is right at timberline at 11500'. We didn't catch any fish in the middle lake but slayed them at the bigger lake up above. between 2 of us we got 28 brookies in the afternoon on Panthers (yellow, green,black). Cooked 2 of them in tinfoil with butter and seasonings in the coals of our fire. Best fish I've had in a while the meat on those brookies are usually pink but these are red! Biggest one went 12" and I was surprised how hard those fish were fighting. Just got a dig. camera will try to post pictures.
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Also if you have a 4 wheel drive somewhere close to denver is Fall River Reservoir (exit just west of Idaho Springs) We had great sucess on big Cutthroats last time we went up the feeder stream inlets. Only about 30 minutes to Idaho Springs from Denver and another 12 miles up to the reservoir on the 4 wheel drive road. There is also another lake above Fall River Reservoir dont know the name never fished it. Good Fishing to ya if you go up...Great Scenary as well.
Just wondering how bad the road is ( I have a stock X-terra), and is there anywhere to park and camp off in the trees somewhere near one of the lakes?
Thanks for the info. Is the propertyabove the lakes private? Just asking so many questions because I am planning to camp for a week and do a ton of fishing and hiking.
One other question. I was looking on the map around the Missouri Lakes and I noticed that you can drive up a little past the trailhead. Has anyone camped up there just off the side of the road? looks like it would make for some good day hikes into quite a few lakes for some nice wild trout. Thanks for all the info.
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