The Collegiate Peaks Chapter of Trout Unlimited works in the upper Arkansas River Valley in central Colorado. The chapter has over 300 members. Its projects run from doing habitat restoration and stream access maintenance to advocating for responsible public policies, and working with a variety of agencies on conservation projects. We offer fly fishing classes, a middle school enrichment program called “Stream Explorers”, have a womens’ group called FlyGals, and sponsor youth fishing derbies. Volunteers put in over 3,000 hours/year. The chapter also provides $9,000 annually for scholarships.

We are also working on an education facility, the Ecosystem Learning Center (ELC), on the banks of the South Arkansas river.

Take a look at our brochure.

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Upcoming events

  • Caddis Festival Banquet Committee Meeting on Friday, January 26, 2018 12:00 pm at Buena Vista Public Library: All those wishing to volunteer are encouraged to attend. Read more

  • Board of Directors Meeting on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 6:00 pm at Mt. Shavano Manor: Board of Directors Meeting, Mt. Shavano Manor, Salida, 6:00 pm Read more

  • Member Meeting on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 6:30 pm at Sangre de Cristo Electric meeting room: Sangre de Cristo Electric meeting room, 29780 N US 24, Buena Vista, CO. (Program TBA) 6:30 pm. Read more

  • Board of Directors Meeting on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 6:00 pm at Mt. Shavano Manor: Board of Directors Meeting, Mt. Shavano Manor, Salida, 6:00 pm Read more

For a complete list of events, including all our meetings, please check our Calendar page.