Most fishermen swiftly learn that it's a pretty good rule never to show a favorite spot to any fisherman you wouldn't trust with your wife     John Voelker

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2018 Contracts are finalized 
 Be on the lookout for the 2018 Member`s Contract.
They will be sent out the 1st week of December. If you have an email address on file with us, your contract will come via email . 
We will be using Echo Sign again  for our email contracts. Otherwise if you have no email address on file with us , you will be receiving your 2018 contract via postal mail. 
For a more secure and convenient way to make your payments we will be sending invoices using square up. We will still be excepting payments via phone or mail also.
If you have any questions  please contact Christine at  719-686-7738.
 2017 Member`s Yearly Survey Results
The results are in and the polls are closed.

For our 2017 survey, 28% of our members shared their experiences,comments, ideas and or thoughts with us.  We appreciate all that participated .
We are always striving to be our best and your participation in this short survey will help us to enhance your "Great Escape" experience and help identify areas where we may need improvement .
We thank you for your participation!.
Thank you  
Roads and Resort Winter Access
Throughout the winter season, the roads will be maintained up to Sun Lake. All other roads will not be maintained or plowed during the winter months.
At our first significant snowfall,the road leading past Sun Lake will be closed and chained off so that only foot travel is allowed past Sun Lake.
For the safety of our members there may be times when there will be no motorized access to the resort due to weather. An email will be sent out to all members regarding gate closures.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding road. lake and resort status or check out our website for updates.
Ice Fishing - First Ice
The 6 "P`s for Ice Fishing

Please use caution and good judgment while accessing the frozen lakes because of varying ice thicknesses. 

Please fill out fishing activity reports for any type of fishing to include ice fishing.  If any fish are kept the count is included in your annual count.

Please release any brown trout.  Brown trout are not to be kept and are stocked to assist in control of the chub population.

Please pay close attention to the signs posted at Forest, Summer and Sun lakes which advise members and their guests not to fish on the aerator halves of those lakes.
Please remember that fishing from shore into any open water is not considered ice fishing, therefore catch and release and bait restrictions apply.

Please contact the office if you have any additional questions. 
We will be happy to assist you.
First Ice

When a body of water first ices up, conditions can vary greatly!

 It’s important to to watch the daily temperature highs and lows.  Once you see ice form and the daily high is not getting much over freezing, you can assume that some good, hard black ice is forming!  When you think you have enough safe ice to get out and fish, it’s important to test this ice.  You can do this by throwing some decent sized rocks onto the ice or by taking a spud bar to test thickness.  It’s important to have at least 4″ of solid black ice in order to be safe.  It is also very important to test the ice every 15-25′ as you venture forward to make sure that your ice is consistent.  

You should always have all of the safety gear items listed below with you at first ice.

Wear life/ice pics around your neck just in case you go through, you’ll have a way to pull yourself out. First ice is typically very smooth and slippery so ice cleats for your boots are very helpful in avoiding a hard fall. Carry some rope and wear a life vest.  It’s always smart to have at least one other person with you. A change of clothes left in the car is a good idea just in case.

To read more go to ICE FISH COLORADO

Enjoy the holiday season!!
CPW - Winter Wildlife Viewing
Colorado is a magical place in winter. 

Many don backcountry skis or snowshoes and escape the stress and the holiday throngs to enjoy the solitude, peace, and beauty of nature. 

Winter offers wildlife viewing opportunities that are not found at any other time of the year. As the snow deepens in the high country the animals move to wintering grounds i​​​​​​n lower elevations and valley bottoms. Animals you can see in winter include moose, deer, and furbearers such as marten, ermine and perhaps a rare glimpse of bobcat or cougar. Birds abound in this icy wonderland—jays, woodpeckers, chickadees, nuthatches, and owls.​

Feeding birds is probably one of the most popular wildlife related ​activities in Colorado during the winter months. Anyone can participate and learn about the various birds that winter here. However, there are some things to watch out for when you start feeding birds in your backyard.

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2017-2018 Fishing Contest
(MAY 2017-APRIL 2018)

Send in Those Pictures!
Send us a picture of your prize catch. Reminder that we need a picture of you, your fish ,date you caught your fish, length of fish and the lake you caught it at. Don`t forget to include your big fish story of how you caught that prize winning fish. eg. bait used, technique 
Please send in your pictures and story to
Did you know?
Conference Center Restrooms
The restrooms at the Conference Center are now open 24/7 for your convenience. The door that remains unlocked is at the west entrance facing the parking lot. We have a microwave and hot drink mixes available, as well as hair blow dryers for your use.
Please take full advantage of it during the cold weather!
The Lost Dutchman Resort Website

Please visit our website for updated
road and lake conditions, or for information on whats new for 2017 on the Resort

 2017 "Members Only" Section Password

Resort Lake Fishing Reminders 
Brown Trout Reminder:
All brown trout caught must be released back into the water immediately

Fishing Activity Report:
Please fill out a Fishing Activity Report for ALL fishing. 
You may submit your fishing activity report through the website.
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