The Ten Mile Creek follows I-70 from Frisco to Copper Mountain. It also has multiple hiking and biking areas and it is one of the less popular places to fish in Summit County (meaning more fish for you!). The Ten Mile Creek is easily accessible and is a great place to enjoy some relative solitude and catch some trout.
Here the water types vary, from lower gradient, rocky stream beds to plunge pools. Although these wild trout will be keen to leap to a dry, or grab a nymph, they can also spook easily. In parts of the stream, you can cautiously approach the water and spot the fishing holding in the pools. Use a light cast to set your fly above the trout .If this is not for you, head to the higher-gradient sections of the stream and fish the pocket water and plunge pools, where the fish are a little more likely to bite. There are also some beaver ponds that have developed at particular spots along the river and offer a slightly different experience.
The trout are mostly browns, but cutthroats, rainbows, and brooks are also present. Although most of the fish will be on the smaller side, some large trout will migrate into Ten Mile Creek from Dillon Reservoir during the spawn. Head to the Frisco Marina in spring or fall if you’re interested in angling for the bigger guys. Otherwise, enjoy this creek as it is an easily accessible mountain stream with some fun fishing. Once again, this river offers some gorgeous views of the mountain area and both Frisco and Copper Mountain.
To get here from Keystone, simply follow Highway 6 back to I-70 and hop onto I-70 going west. There are a few frontage roads and other side stops on the way for you to pull over and get out your fishing gear! There are also numerous lakes in the area that also have some great views and fishing opportunities.