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A little slice of heaven

One of my favorite places on earth. We love to paddleboard from various locations, and enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2018
Basalt, Colorado
A Lovely Drive

While killing time waiting to check into our hotel we drove up Frying Pan Creek to Ruedi Reservoir... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2018
Princeton NJ
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Reviewed 14 November 2018

One of my favorite places on earth. We love to paddleboard from various locations, and enjoyed hanging at my friend's campsite last summer so we didn't have to "fight" for beach space. Ruedi is truly a mountain treasure.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CoolTravelCat
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

While killing time waiting to check into our hotel we drove up Frying Pan Creek to Ruedi Reservoir. The drive was lovely with aspens in peak color. It was a lovely place to have lunch.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank OldLadyVagabond
Reviewed 17 September 2018

The drive up the Frying Pan River was scenic and the river was crowded with fly fishermen at every pullout (Friday afternoon). The farms and homes along the river were classic, with trees, lawns and many had river access. The campgrounds at the Reservoir were...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MtHermit
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We HAD been coming here for years and it had been about nine years since our last visit. We were shocked at the prices of the camp spots without electricity, the outrageous fees they charge for any additional vehicle (jeep or boat trailer etc.) and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ColoradoMrsP
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Such wonderful natural beauty. Busy on the weekends. Aspen Yacht Club has beautiful sailboats to see on the reservoir. We went canoeing. Lots of power boats too.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Leighannerap
Reviewed 16 August 2018

It’s about a 13 mile drive along the Frying Pan river (really more of a mountain stream) from Basalt. There are a lot of pull-outs so that you can get out and enjoy the river. You’ll encounter a LOT of fly fishermen (and women) along...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Martha L
Reviewed 23 July 2018

The 15 mile drive from downtown Basalt to this reservoir follows the Frying Pan River through red sandstone cliffs terminating at a White River National Forest facility. The lake is very scenic as was the drive.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank westie2
Reviewed 18 May 2018

Drove by for a quick visit. Very beautiful lake with surrounding mountains. Winding drive to get to it, but enjoyable.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Terry W
Reviewed 23 March 2018

I work in Aspen several times a year and try to fish this river every time. Any time of year the fish are biting. Can be crowded at time but plenty of river to fish.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 25 January 2018

It's a winter wonderland at the Resevoir now. Driving along the Fryingpan river which winds up nearly 15 miles from downtown Basalt, it's time worth taking.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank jstntym
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5 August 2018|
Response from Terry W | Reviewed this property |
Occasional smoke drift depending on wind direction. Overall, not bad and shouldn't interfere with outdoor activities.