Who We Are

 The Colorado River Headwaters Chapter of Trout Unlimited is located in beautiful Grand County Colorado. We are north-west of Denver and on the west side of the Continental Divide. We're located just where you'd expect based on our name: at the headwaters of the Colorado River. That means we're  where the human population density is low and wildlife density (including fish) is high. Our moose count far exceeds our stoplight count.  Grand County is roughly the size of the state of Delaware with a population of around 14,000. The main communities here are Winter Park, Fraser, Tabernash, Granby, Grand Lake, Hot Sulphur Springs, Parshall and Kremmling. We are fortunate to fish the Colorado and its first tributaries near their source, and the fishing here is wonderful.

What We Do

Everyone on our board is a dedicated, talented volunteer who works hard to ensure the money you invest in us and your participation in our projects makes a real difference in our rivers and wider environment. 

It's still spring 2019 here in Colorado's high country, but we've already accomplished a lot in Grand County! Our first "on the ground and in the river" projects are already done! Here's what we've accomplished so far in 2019 thanks to our amazing volunteers:

  • On May 4 we harvested willows for our second year of planting along Ranch Creek near Devil's Thumb Ranch.

  • On May 7 we inventoried our results from our 2018 planting in the same area. We had a fabulous 73% survival rate.

  • On May 18 &19 we planted our recently harvested willows.


Become a Trout Unlimited Member 

The lifeblood of Trout Unlimited is its 150,000+ members, over 11,000 of which are in Colorado. They volunteer their time and contribute much needed funds, strengthening our ability to protect Colorado’s rivers and watersheds.

Please be sure to indicate you want to be in the Colorado River Headwaters Chapter, #547.