Colorado River Cutthroat
The Colorado River Cutthroat historically occupied most cool water habitats of the Colorado River watersheds in Colorado, southern Wyoming, eastern Utah, extreme northwestern New Mexico and northeastern Arizona. Currently, however, Colorado River Cutthroat trout occupy approximately 16 percent of its historic range, primarily in isolated, small headwater streams. About eight to nine percent of the occupied historic range is classified as "Conservation Populations." The Colorado River Cutthroat has been called one of the most spectacular of the cutthroat trout and one of the most beautiful fish in North America.
Read the Colorado River Cutthroat Trout Conservation Agreement
Click here to read the 2010 Colorado River Cutthroat Trout Rangewide Assessment
Read more about Colorado Parks and Wildlife's management of Colorado River Cutthroat Trout
Read more about Wyoming Game and Fish Department's Colorado River Cutthroat Trout Conservation
Click here for more information about Utah Division of Wildlife Resource's Colorado River Cutthroat Trout Management
Read more about Colorado Parks and Wildlife's Cutthroat Trout Research
All photos below are courtesy of Kevin Rogers.
Watch this video of Colorado River Cutthroat Trout in the Middle Fork Sheep Creek (Utah). Utah Division of Wildlife Resources took this video of these fish that were released into the creek as part of an ongoing native trout restoration project.