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Four Day Wilderness Fishing Trips

These trips are designed for adventurous fly-fisherman and those wanting to fish some of the most remote wilderness streams and lakes in the lower 48. Guests should be prepared for camping in comfortable wall tent camps, 8-15 miles into the Flat Tops Wilderness Area. It is not uncommon for fisherman to go all four days, seeing few other fishermen outside of their group.

These trips include a fishing guide, transportation by 4×4 for the duration of the trip, and well equipped camps. Meals are prepped “wilderness style” with open fire cooking and dutch oven cooking mixed in.

Folks in decent physical shape can expect to fish a mix of streams, valley pools, and alpine trophy cutthroat lakes. Some of these high-elevation lakes are rarely fished by other humans. Guests with more limited fitness still have great access to endless streams, small valley lakes and one beautiful alpine cutthroat reservoir.

This trip is a 4×4 (Polaris Ranger and/or Jeep) based trip. If you are interested in a multi-day horseback fishing trip, consider booking consecutive Day Trips. These trips are conducted out of our ranch into the Flat Tops Wilderness Area, via horses and mules.

4 Day trips start at $1,500 per person with a 2 person minimum.
*Price includes guide, three meals a day, drinks (excluding alcohol), and all fly fishing gear. Price does not include fishing license or guide tip (typically 10-20%). Please purchase license before arrival.

Summer Trip Gear List and Information

*Our ranch is located approximately one hour and twenty minutes from Vail, one hour from Eagle or Glenwood Springs. Because of our remoteness, we rarely run into other people (hikers, horseback riders, bikers, etc…) during our trips. Trips are in a truly pristine wilderness, the kind of place that no longer exists closer to the ski towns.

Sample Four Day Wilderness Trip
Saturday – 7AM Guest arrival. Pack into camp via 1-2hr Polaris ride. Afternoon wilderness stream fishing.
Sunday – Wilderness lake fishing.
Monday – Choice of Wilderness Stream or Lake fishing.
Tuesday – Morning stream fishing, afternoon packout.

Flat Tops Guided Fishing

Day Fishing Trips

We provide focused high country fishing trips in the wilderness area and private small stream fishing.

Please specify your interest in a horseback day trip or a 4×4 day trip.

Horseback trips are operated out of our ranch and pack-station into the Flat Tops Wilderness. On these trips fishermen should expect to ride a minimum of 1.5 hrs each way. These rides take you through beautiful country to pristine lakes and alpine streams. The primary catch on our horseback day trips is brook trout and cutthroats.

4×4 trips are conducted via jeep and Polaris Rangers on rough roads that give us access to man sections of the Flat Tops Wilderness. This is an awesome experience to fish both streams and lakes. Brookies and cutthroat are the norm. Trophy caliber cutthroat are possible for folks in good physical shape, willing to put in some serious hiking to get to our higher elevation hotspots.

All day trips include transportation horses/4×4, a basic coffee/pastry breakfast, camp fire cooked lunch and a dedicated guide per 2-3 guests.

Day fishing trips are $225 per person with a 2 person minimum. We will book single fisherman at $300 per day, based on availability.
*Price includes guide, meals described in service description, drinks, and all fly fishing gear. Price does not include fishing license or guide tip (typically 10-20%). Please purchase license before arrival.

Summer Trip Gear List and Information

*Our ranch is located approximately one hour and twenty minutes from Vail, one hour from Eagle or Glenwood Springs. Because of our remoteness, we rarely run into other people (hikers, horseback riders, bikers, etc…) during our trips. Trips are in a truly pristine wilderness that no longer exists next to any of the ski towns.

Wilderness Fishing in The Flat Tops Wilderness

Two Day Fishing Trips

On our 2 day wilderness trips, we can go after the larger lake trout in addition to brookies and cutts. All 2 day trips are customized to your preferences. Keep in mind that we use small temporary camps for these trips. These trips are for the more adventurous and get you into some unique fishing areas. The 2 day adventure trips includes three meals each day, tent camp, dedicated guide per 2 guests.

2 Day trips start at $800 per person with a 2 person minimum.
*Price includes guide, meals described in service description, drinks, and all fly fishing gear. Price does not include fishing license or guide tip (typically 10-20%). Please purchase license before arrival.

Summer Trip Gear List and Information

*Our ranch is located approximately one hour and twenty minutes from Vail, one hour from Eagle or Glenwood Springs. Because of our remoteness, we rarely run into other people (hikers, horseback riders, bikers, etc…) during our trips. Trips are in a truly pristine wilderness that no longer exists next to any of the ski towns.

Rim Lake Fishing Flat Tops

Where the road ends, adventure begins...

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