TOUR: Bike Tour to the Mt. Shavano Fish Hatchery - April 23, 2020
Bike Tour to the Mt. Shavano Fish Hatchery
On this tour we’ll travel by bike along the banks of the Arkansas River to the Mt. Shavano Hatchery where we’ll learn about hatchery operations from Colorado Parks and Wildlife staff. One of the largest trout units in the state, Colorado Parks & Wildlife's Mt. Shavano Hatchery annually produces 420,000 Whirling Disease Negative catchable (10 inch) trout, and about 2.6 million sub-catchable (2-5 inch) trout and kokanee salmon. Rainbow trout, Snake River cutthroat, cutthroat/rainbow crosses (cutbow), as well as kokanee salmon are raised at the unit. Mt Shavano Hatchery personnel also operate the nearby Mt. Ouray Hatchery and Salida Isolation Unit. Mt. Ouray Hatchery produces sub-catchable rainbow trout and kokanee salmon and the Salida Isolation Unit produces greenback and Rio Grande cutthroats.
Cruiser bikes will be provided by Absolute Bikes and all tour participants will be required to submit rider information and sign a waiver in advance. Helmets (provided) are required and the tour will be limited to 15 participants. The 4 mile round trip route is a mix of pavement and gravel, suitable for riders of all abilities. There will be stops along the way to highlight points of interest and facts about Salida’s rich history.
Get outside, get moving, and head to the hatchery the Salida way- on a bike!