Fly fishing float trips on the Roaring Fork River can be a fantastic experience for those looking to catch trout in a beautiful setting. The Roaring Fork River is located in Colorado at Glenwood Springs and is a popular destination for anglers due to its abundance of fish and scenic views, local restaurants and lodging availability. While navigating the river in either a drift boat or raft you will be casting your flies in an effort to trick a wild native trout to eat your bug. By floating the river you will have access to many, many miles of private water which is not accessible by foot.

Roaring Fork River Guided Float Trips

Rainbow trout caught on a guided fly fishing trip on the Roaring Fork River in Colorado

The Roaring Fork River offers a variety of trout species, including rainbow, brown, cutthroat and cut-bow trout.

Most years the roaring Fork is floatable year-round and can produce fish over 24” in size with the average in the 14-16” range.

Overall, float fly fishing on the Roaring Fork River can be a thrilling and rewarding experience for those willing to take on the challenge of fishing in fast-moving water.

Float Trip Pricing

Full Day Float Trip

(Up to 2 anglers)


Roaring Fork Guided Walk And Wade Trips

Guided fly fishing on the roaring fork

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.

Roaring Fork

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.

Roaring Fork River Gallery