Fish: Estes Park (1/2 day)
For beginners or intermediates, this is one of the best ways to see Estes Park from a unique vantage point. We’ll match the location to your ability level and improve your technique and skills as we search for some of the best trout in the West!
Set under a Rocky Mountain backdrop, the town of Estes Park features numerous fly-fishing opportunities from easily accessible lakes and streams, to the nearby rushing waters of the Big Thompson River. This is a great trip for those who want to see what’s outside of Rocky Mountain National Park. Our local guides will take you to some of their favorite spots, some which aren’t even in the guidebook, and show you Estes Park in only the way that they know! For beginners or intermediates, this is one of the best ways to see Estes Park from a unique vantage point. We’ll match the location to your ability level and improve your technique and skills as we search for some of the best trout in the West!
Price: $165 per person
Note: We guarantee departure regardless of your group size, but there are different prices based on group size. $165 pp for 3 people or more; $205 for 2 people; and $350 for 1 person. We happily take solo travelers out for adventures.
A gear list will be sent upon confirmation of course registration, and we’re happy to help arrange for personal gear if you do not have it.
Itinerary: The exact times of the ½ day trip will be determined after sign-up and arranged directly with Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides. Half-day trips usually start around 7:30 am or 1:00 pm and include 3-4 hours of fishing. We have fly fishing departure locations from Denver, Golden, Boulder, and Estes Park Colorado. Our guide will pick you up at your Boulder Hotel or residence, alternatively you may meet us at our Boulder Offices. Depending on our departure spot, the drive will take between 20 and 40 minutes. During the drive to the fishing area we will go over basic safety information, questions that you may have and review our plan for the day. Once we arrive at our fishing location for the day, our guides will quickly get you set up with the equipment needed, go over any instructions that you may need and get you on the fish to begin a wonderful day of fly fishing.
Included: The services of a professional angling or fly fishing guide, round-trip transportation between your Boulder hotel or our office and the fishing location, terminal tackle and equipment (Including flies, rod, reel, and booties/waders), bottled water and snacks (lunch is also included during full-day trips), and education about the local and natural history (including a library of Rocky Mountain flora and fauna).
Not included in our rates: Gratuities for your guide (while it is up to your discretion, the recommended gratuity is 15-20%), Colorado fishing license ($16.75 per day) or rod fee for private waters. We will secure private waters based on request, but for CO fishing license we will send a link to register online.
What to Bring: Sent with trip confirmation