Hunting and Fishing at
Coller State Wildlife Area
in Rio Grande County, Colorado

Coller State Wildlife Area, near South Fork, Colorado
Looking south at the southern end of Coller State Wildlife Area
Rio Grande, Silver Thread Scenic Byway, Colorado

From South Fork go 4.5 miles northwest on Highway 149 to property.

  • ACRES: 579
  • HUNTING: Deer, elk, grouse, small game.
  • FISHING: Coldwater stream
  • RECREATION: Picnicking, wildlife observation
  • FACILITIES: Rest room, drinking water
  • RESTRICTIONS: Camping prohibited, snowmobiles prohibited, parking overnight prohibited.

As you can see, I came to Coller State Wildlife Area for these photos while the trees were in their full fall glory. The site is beautiful with good camping spots nearby and lots of easy access to the Gold Medal Waters of the Rio Grande. This is prime fly fishing - trout country. There's lots of private property around but the wildlife area access is well signed.

Coller State Wildlife Area
At the northern end of Coller State Wildlife Area
Coller State Wildlife Area
Looking east across the camping area to the Palisades east of the highway
Rio Grande, Coller State Wildlife Area, Colorado
Looking north along the Rio Grande in Coller State Wildlife Area logo