The different faces of the Colorado make it a popular venue for fishermen, rafters, kayakers, canoeists and swimmers. The Colorado river is a great example of a large and long Western-type fishing stream. Many of the sections of this river receive relatively light fishing pressure so there are many large fish to be had. The Colorado fishes well year round except for the period of discoloration during the spring runoff.
The Colorado is also one of the most popular water ways in the state for river sports. The river varies from placid flat water to nearly impossible whitewater. This river has spectacular whitewater and gorgeous scenery which combine to make it one of the premier destinations for rafters, kayakers and canoeists.