Ohio Creek Colorado Fly Fishing, Camping, Boating

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Ohio Creek

Ohio Creek is one of Crested Butte’s small gems – a beautiful creek that flows through a scenic river valley between Gunnison and Crested Butte. Read More

  • Ohio Creek is a small waterway just north of Gunnison. 
  • Ohio Creek Road/Colorado Road 730 winds its way through the Ohio Creek Valley. 
  • The Ohio Creek Valley provides a beautiful setting for scenic drives, fishing and more.

Overview

This small creek that flows near Highway 135 features a lovely surrounding mountain valley, green meadows, cattle ranches and wildflowers. While much of the land around Ohio Creek is private property, some National Forest lands offer access to trout fishing, beaver ponds and beautiful scenery.

Fishing

The small stretches of the Ohio Creek that are accessible without crossing private property offer good fishing for brookies and rainbow trout. Check in with local guides and shops for more information on current hatches and what flies to use.

Scenic Drives

The Ohio Creek Road can be linked together with Kebler Pass for a beautiful scenic drive, whose highlights include Ohio Creek, alpine beaver ponds, the West Elk Wilderness, the Gunnison River and more. Head north out of Gunnison on Highway 135 for a few miles before turning left onto Ohio Creek Road (CO 730). After travelling through the Ohio Creek Valley past ranches, ghost towns, and geological remnants of ancient volcanoes, you’ll climb up Ohio Pass. Approximately two miles from Ohio Pass, you’ll turn right onto Kebler Pass Road toward Lake Irwin before reaching Crested Butte, where Highway 135 will take you back to Gunnison.

Seasons

Ohio Creek is open year-round, although some gravel and Forest Service roads may not be maintained or may become difficult to travel during winter months.

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