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Beginning as a tumbling high-country stream, when the Eagle River reaches the town of Avon, it has gathered volume and is able to spread its wings in the valley. Numerous public-access points can be found along U.S. Highway 6.

Enjoy a trip to Eagle River

If you’re headed over the hill, take some time for a stop near Avon

Longing to fish every river we encounter, even if the occasion is brief, is a common emotion of every angler.
With so many rivers in western Colorado alone, angst to stop and fish every water we see is a natural but sometimes fleeting affair. Some places we return to often. Others are visited only occasionally, maybe just once.
How can the Eagle River not grab you? For a multitude of reasons, it is common for western Colorado residents to travel to the eastern side of the hill. So, for those of us on the more westerly side of the Western Slope, such travel by car along Interstate 70 carries us along the Eagle River for a significant distance.

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