Our Colorado River guided fly fishing trips are a popular activity for both experienced and novice anglers looking for an exciting and challenging outdoor adventure. The river is known for its abundant fish population, including brown trout, rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, Colorado whitefish and cutbows. In addition to the fishing, the Colorado River offers stunning scenery and a variety of wildlife, including bald eagles, ospreys, bighorn sheep, and mule deer. Many anglers also enjoy the peacefulness of the river and the opportunity to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Colorado River Guided Float Trips

Colorado river float trips | Fly fishing on the Colorado River

Our Colorado River float trips offer anglers the opportunity to fish with experienced and knowledgeable guides who can easily navigate the river, select the right flies, and provide instruction on casting and fishing techniques. Our guides also have a wealth of knowledge about the river and the fish that live in it.

Overall, a guided float trip on the Colorado River can be an unforgettable experience for anglers of all skill levels, and a great way to appreciate the beauty and diversity of this iconic river.

At Fish On Colorado, we guide two sections of the Colorado River: the “Upper C” and the “Lower C”. The Upper C starts just downstream from the small mountain town of Kremmling, Colorado at a location known as “Pumphouse”. It then continues for 15 miles flowing southwest until the river crosses underneath highway 131. This section is a popular location for people from Denver as it is the closest floatable river to the front range.

There are class 3 white water rapids along the trip, hot springs and many locations for an overnight camp out. The only way someone is able to see this section of water is to float it as there are no roads or even cell service in the area.

The Lower C starts in Glenwood Springs and flows west for over 35 miles to the town of Rifle, Colorado. Many people use Glenwood Springs as a base city for multi-day vacations in the central Rocky Mountains. This section of river boasts some of the largest wild trout in the state–some reaching lengths of over 30 inches. The Lower C fishes exceptionally well in the early spring and fall. Make sure to book you date early as our reservations fill up quickly.

Float Trip Pricing

Full Day Float Trip

(Up to 2 anglers)

$625

Two Day, Overnight Trip

(Up to 2 anglers)

$1,395

Colorado River Guided Walk And Wade Trips

Rainbow Trout caught on a guided fly fishing float trip on the Colorado River

Walk and wade guided trips on the Colorado River take place in an area known as “pumphouse” and offers over 2 miles of easy accessible wade fishing.

This beautiful remote section of river offers rainbow trout, brown trout, Colorado white fish and an occasional cut-bow.

There are long riffles, braided sections which allow easy crossing and deeper holes that may be holding the fish of a life time.

Wade fishing is a great option that allows one to target a specific section of water and really hone in your skills.

Under the guidance of our professional guides you will learn the necessary techniques to then head back and tackle this stretch of water on your own.

You won’t be alone here as you may also see mule deer, bald eagles, big horn sheep and other wildlife that calls this area home.

Walk And Wade Pricing

We offer both half-day and full-day trips for groups of all sizes.

Half-Day Walk And Wade

$350 – For 2 Anglers

$450 – For 3 Anglers

Full-Day Walk And Wade

$450 – For 2 Anglers

$550 – For 3 Anglers

Where We Guide

Click the maps below for driving directions to the Colorado River.

Upper Colorado (Pumphouse)

Lower Colorado (New Castle)

Frequently Asked Questions

What time do we start?

That is dependent on the time of the year. Your guide will work with you based on water temperatures and weather conditions.

What do you provide?

We provide all necessary equipment including flies. Non alcoholic beverages and light snacks.

What do I need to bring?

If you have your own boats and waders, we always recommend using your own for basic fit and comfort reason, any adult beverages and lunch.

How long does the trip last?

Our full day trips range anywhere from 6-8 hours depending on river flows, ½ day trip ranges from 4-5 hours.

Can we keep any fish that we catch?

No, we practice catch and release.

Can I use a conventional rod and reel?

Yes, although we want you to experience the thrill of catching a fish on a fly rod, we aren’t elitists. We simply want you to have a great day on the water.

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