Tarryall Creek – Cline Ranch SWA consists of 1,635 acres of fish and wildlife habitat acquired for public fishing, hunting, and recreational access. The property is located on the west side of Highway 285, about 0.25 miles northeast of the town of Como, about 9 miles northeast of the town of Fairplay, and about 60 miles southwest of Denver, and 90 miles from Colorado Springs. This Colorado State Wildlife Area encompasses 2.7 miles of upper Tarryall Creek at an elevation of 9,800 feet.
To maintain this high quality trout fishery and provide secluded angling experiences, the stream has been divided into 4 sections called ”fishing beats.” Each of the 4 parking stalls is assigned to a different fishing beat. If you parked in the stall reserved for Beat 1, you may start at the highway and fish 3,150 feet upstream (to the start of Beat 2). If you parked in stalls 2, 3 or 4, hike west along the Fishing Access (two-track) road and look for signs that direct anglers to corresponding fishing beats along the route. The Beat 2 access path is about 1/4-mile west of here on the two-track road. Beats 3 and 4 are 1/3-mile beyond the Beat 2 access path (follow the two-track to these beats). Angler paths depicted on the map (posted below) provide walking access through wetlands, willow thickets, and beaver complexes. These paths are marked with orange flagging tape.