January 18 2008, 5:41 PM
Here's a subject I know almost nothing about, but I'm inclined to believe Field and Stream magazine (I once read a copy in a doctor's waiting room), who says that the country's best fishing town is...
You'd be hard-pressed to find a better combination of gold-medal water, blue-sky climate, and stunning canyonscapes anywhere in the world besides Glenwood Springs. It's the geographic center of the best flyfishing in the state: The Roaring Fork and Colorado Rivers merge right in town, and the Eagle River, the Frying Pan, and the Gunnison are easy day trips. In any season (even the dead of winter), there's always at least one world-class flyfishing option. Glenwood is far enough downstream from the la-la world of Aspen to keep things relatively affordable, and with 300 sunny days a year, natural hot springs, and more trout-laden rivers and lakes than you can count, Glenwood is soothing to the angler's soul.