The Michigan River is about 69 miles long and is located in north-central Colorado. The river is a tributary of the North Platte River.
Michigan River Route
The Michigan River source is the Michigan lakes near Lulu Mountain in the north-central part of the state. It flows north through Gould, passing the State Forest State Park and Walden before meeting up with the North Platte River near the Wyoming border.
Activities on the Michigan River
The Michigan River offers some excellent fishing, primarily brown trout, in its main section near Walden at the Diamond J and SWA access points.
Many small and medium fish can be caught from the banks in this area with no trouble. The only thing to keep in mind when fishing here is that there is a large population of bugs and mosquitoes that can be distracting, especially during the warmer months.
Fly fishing can also be done on the Michigan River, but a large portion of the river has brush-filled banks, meaning wading is likely required. The best areas to do a little fly fishing is in its lower parts, closer to the Michigan lakes.
- Roosevelt National Forest
- State Forest State Park
Length: 69 miles
- Illinois River
- Queen Ditch
- Peterson Creek
- Sales Creek
- Gould Ditch
Tributary to: North Platte River