Cutting through what seems like a miniature valley within the Rocky Mountains, Copper Creek is really a gorgeous creek if you’re looking for a getaway trip with decent fishing. Tourists seeking the gorgeous Aspens can clutter the access road in the Fall, but there are plenty of areas anglers can explore and fish to get away from these crowds while enjoying the spectacular Fall colors the Gunnison Valley displays. Copper Creek boasts similarities to the East River in many ways and is relatively flat and shallow. Due to this characteristic feature, fishing is best when the water is high; this can occur any time between May and August. Anglers seeking a spectacular getaway adventure with amazing Fall colors can probably find what they’re looking for on Copper Creek (with a little work to venture away from the color-seekers). This really is one for the bucket list for its achievable solitude and beauty.