I was able so squeeze maybe 45 mins to an hour of fishing downtown Estes Park behind the shops on the main drag. This is just after the Big Thompson merges with Fall River. It's really a cute piece of river, tucked away and out of sight. After doing some reconnaissance on Sunday I went back with my Iwana and a size 16 Yellow Sally Ishigaki
and a size 20 mercury RS2 dropper.
Landed 5 or 6 trout with some more hookups on both the Ishigaka and the RS2, the nicest one was this brown trout.
I guess fishing "downtown" is not that bad after all.
Here are some late season Rocky Mountain National Park impressions: