Watersports in Greer, CO.

By Travel + Leisure
August 24, 2012

The pastoral hamlet of Greer feels more Montana than Arizona, with its lush mountain valley and unparalleled fly-fishing. The pint-size community is set along the Little Colorado River—whose 23 miles worth of waters teem with brown, Apache, and rainbow trout. You’ll need a license and will have the best luck in the summer.

Greer Lodge Resort

The property has 23 luxurious lodge-style suites—each with rough-hewn log walls, cozy living rooms, and fireplaces—set on a pastoral 20-acres. Guests at the lodge can take full advantage with free fly-fishing equipment and lessons.

373 Bar & Grill Restaurant

Feast on a heaping plate of French toast, rolled in sliced almonds and cornflakes and slathered in maple syrup.

Sunrise General Store

Pick up a fishing permit (or an ice fishing permit, in the winter) at a reasonable $6 per day. The one-stop shop also carries bait.

Greer Mountain Resort Country Café

There aren’t many frills as this wood-bedecked café, but it’s got a fireplace and serves all sorts of comfort food: biscuits and gravy, homemade soups, and all sorts of cobblers (try the peach, apple, or blackberry).