The Big Thompson River through Loveland offers a lot of access for fly and spin anglers looking for some fun with smaller brown trout.
While not as busy as the Poudre in Fort Collins, many younger residents find cool relief in the Big T during the summer. To avoid seasonal tubers and rope swingers get out early or late in the day.
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Getting there: There's a lot of public access to the river, but please heed "no trespassing" signs and stay off private property. Parking and river access can be found at Namaqua Park, Centennial Park, River's Edge Natural Area, Fairgrounds Park, and limited access at Simpson Ponds and Big Thompson Ponds SWA's.