ENJOY THE GREAT OUTDOORS
REMOTE BUT ACCESSIBLE LOCATION
IN GRAND COUNTY, COLORADO
on photos FOR CLOSE-UP views!
Try something you've never done before
... a dog sled ride?
Or how about a winter activity and fly fish, all in the same day?
Bring your hiking boots, snow
shoes, cross country skis, bikes, and horses
to enjoy over 5 miles of trails on property plus endless trails
on the adjacent government land.
Bring your boat and pole --
Williams Fork Reservoir is only 3 miles away.
information on our LINKS page
Bring your snowmobiles, ATV's,
dirt bikes, and Jeeps.
We will provide maps and suggested
places to rent or be guided.
Trails are everywhere ... all
within 10 miles.
|ASPEN COLOR SEEKERS
The aspen tree family
off the decks are some of the best in the area. We can also steer
you in the right direction for a glorious drive to view more.
NO LIGHT POLLUTION! You can
actually see the galaxy without a telescope but we furnish one
in your suite, anyway.
Many of our guests enjoy renting
ATV's and having us lead them on various skilled trails.
|BOATERS & FISHERMEN
> Colorado has a year-round
open season for trout. The Williams
Fork Reservoir is mentioned in
popular fishing and hunting magazines quite often as a first
class lake to catch lunkers all year long. The pike, mac's,
and trout are LARGE and abundant. Ice fishing tournaments
are held here and on the other 6 lakes in the area -- all within
30 miles: Green
Mountain Reservoir, Grand Lake,
Lake Granby Reservoir, Shadow
Mountain Reservoir, Wolford Reservoir, and Willow
Creek Reservoir. Less than 10 miles
away, the Williams
Fork River is historically popular
for fly fishing. The Colorado
River and the Blue River are
"Gold Medal Waters" -- a 10 to 25 mile drive.
> The Colorado River and the Blue River
deserve their designation as Gold Medal Waters, with magnificent
trout fishing, and good footing makes wading easy. Average is
16-20 inches but plenty of bigger fish are available, too! Some
getting to 28-33 inches! Late May try caddis and stoneflies.
By June, pale morning dun's, blue wing olives, rusty spinners,
green drakes. From late June to early July the salmonflies emerge,
and in August beetles and hoppers make their way to the water.
> Want a really unique experience?
Every fall the Colorado Department of Wildlife
will round up the kokonee
salmon to "milk" eggs
and then give the fish away to anyone who shows up carrying a
current fishing license. It is quite an experience to witness
or, better yet, to participate in the round-up. They are always
looking for help.
|WILLIAMS FORK RESERVOIR
> Completed in 1959, Williams
Fork Dam & Power sends water and electricity to the Western
slope when Denver diverts water to the city from elsewhere. Standing
217 feet above the Williams Fork River steambed, the dam backs
up a reservoir of nearly 97,000 acre feet of water, and the power
plant contains a 3,158-kilovolt generator.
> Just 4 miles from our lodging, Williams
Fork Reservoir has a surface area of 1,860 acres of water and
a shoreline of 15.8 miles. Open year round, with two boat ramps,
ice fishing, and sail boarding with full suits. Snagging kokanee
salmon starts September 1, ends December 1.
> The last two
Colorado state records for northern pike were caught at Williams
Enjoy over 5 miles of trails
on property plus endless trails on the adjacent government land.
We just put in
a brand new horse corral! 30'
x 50' 3-strand, barbless corral with water available. Bring your
own horses or rent locally. Trailer-friendly
parking. Supply your own feed and tack.
You will be pleased with the
elk and deer herds in the area. There are sage grouse,
shoe hare, and prong horn in
the area, too. We are in Unit 28 and have ingress to the government
land that is walking distance from your luxury suite. A customized
stay may include a hot meal in the evening or a lunch for the
What a great place to propose,
get married, or honeymoon. We can arrange for a massage therapist to come to you or, the Hot Sulphur Springs Resort
is less than 20 miles away. How about a romantic meal? We can
serve you in your suite or prepare a picnic to take with you
on the trail.
One hour to WInter Park/Mary Jane,
Sol Vista Ski Basin, Steamboat
Springs, and Breckenridge/Summit County
ski areas. Cross country or snow shoe from your door -- our 5+
miles of trail offers all levels of difficulty.
We will provide maps and suggested
places to rent or be guided. Trails are everywhere ... all within
It's always a white Christmas
Sit on the ample deck and wach
the hawks play in the summer, along with the occasional
bear and fox families. In the fall, the elk and deer
rut and can sometimes be seen and heard bugling.
on our LINKS page
REMOTE BUT ACCESSIBLE
LOCATION IN GRAND COUNTY, COLORADO
* HOT TUB * PET FRIENDLY * TRAILER-FRIENDLY
* SPECIAL WEEKLY RATES * REPEATS 10 PERCENT OFF
NEW!!! * WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS
* DISH TV + MOVIE CHANNELS
Greg and Dale Bayda
Williams Fork Lodging
Near Parshall, Colorado USA 80468
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