• Western Native Trout
  • Western Native Trout
  • Western Native Trout

Colorado River Cutthroat Trout

Coastal Cutthroat

Colorado River Cutthroat

The Colorado River Cutthroat historically occupied most cool water habitats of the Colorado River watersheds in Colorado, southern Wyoming, eastern Utah, extreme northwestern New Mexico and northeastern Arizona. Currently, however, Colorado River Cutthroat trout occupy approximately 16 percent of its historic range, primarily in isolated, small headwater streams. About eight to nine percent of the occupied historic range is classified as “Conservation Populations.” The Colorado River Cutthroat has been called one of the most spectacular of the cutthroat trout and one of the most beautiful fish in North America.Click map for details

Colorado River Cutthroat Assessment (.pdf)



ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Read the Colorado River Cutthroat Trout Conservation Agreement

Click here to read the 2010 Colorado River Cutthroat Trout Rangewide Assessment 

Read more about Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s management of Colorado River Cutthroat Trout

Read more about Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Colorado River Cutthroat Trout Conservation

Click here for more information about Utah Division of Wildlife Resource’s Colorado River Cutthroat Trout Management

Read more about Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Cutthroat Trout Research


VIDEOS

Watch this video of Colorado River Cutthroat Trout in the Middle Fork Sheep Creek (Utah).  Utah Division of Wildlife Resources took this video of these fish that were released into the creek as part of an ongoing native trout restoration project.


 

Colorado River Cutthroat Trout Photo Gallery

All photos below are courtesy of Kevin Rogers.

 

                                                     Colorado River CT Photo Credit: Kevin Rogers Colorado River CT Photo Credit: Kevin Rogers
                                                     Colorado River CT Photo Credit: Kevin Rogers   Colorado River CT Photo Credit: Kevin Rogers