The Taylor River is born on the slopes of Castle Peak (14,279 feet in elevation)  in the Elk Mountains of Western Colorado.  The upper Taylor River provides opportunities for fly fishing, camping, mountain biking, and off road ATV activities.  Central to Taylor Park is the Taylor Park Dam and reservoir.  The dam is an earth filled with a height of 206 feet, creating a reservoir with a capacity of 106,200 acre feet. The Taylor River continues from the dam to Almont, meeting the East River and forming the Gunnison River.


 
Cottonwood Pass and Taylor Reservoir:
 

 


 
Fishing above Taylor Park Reservoir:
 

 


 
Fishing below the Reservoir on the Taylor:
 

 
It must be noted that long stretches of the Taylor River are posted with no fishing access.