Location: The creek that runs just east of the Rio Grande Club Golf Course next to FSR 610 is Alder. The creek winds through willows at the lower end giving anglers a real challenge. The canyon begins above the Guard Station making it a real challenge for fishermen to get into the water. Difficult Creek runs into Alder several miles up the road. The canyon opens up and offers fishing to those who don’t mind a small hike. Brook trout are found in Alder Creek.
Elevation: 8,500- 10,000 feet
Ease of Access: lower reaches easy creek access with lots of willows, upper reaches require some hiking
Fishing Regulations: Statewide Regulations
Fishing Species: Brook Trout
Fishing Pressure: light to moderate