This section of Tarryall Creek is very diverse in terms of habitat. The lower half-mile (meadow) is comprised of slow meanders. The middle reach contains numerous beaver ponds and wetlands full of willows and fallen trees. The upper end of the property is known as the canyon section. Here Tarryall Creek is confined in a narrow rock channel where plunging water has carved a series of deep pools, interspersed with cascading riffles. Much of the property harbors wild browns in the 2-5 pound range. Wary rainbows that were stocked several years ago have also grown to a respectable size. Frequent break-offs should be expected due to in-stream snags and large fish.
Tarryall L&C Ranch is located along County Road 77 (below Tarryall Reservoir), 19 miles southeast of Highway 285 at Jefferson, and 23 miles northwest of US Highway 24 near Lake George.
Tarryall L&C Ranch
Reservations at Southparktrout.com
Open daylight hours throughout summer and fall. From Colorado Springs, take US Highway 24 west to Lake George. Turn right on County Road 77 and proceed north 14 miles to Tarryall River Ranch. Fees range from $175 to $1,795 per week depending on age and time of the year.