If one was to try to get to make Vail, CO, or somewhere nearby, base camp for a few days of un-guided fishing and do it relatively on the cheap, what would you recommend?

Is October a good month for that?

Where would (or could?) you camp?

Which rivers would you hit?

How crowded does it get in October?


Just brainstorming for a Fall trip and I'm curious about options. I typically hit the Smokies that time of year, but I'm looking to branch out.

Thanks in advance!!!!