Durango, Colorado is a fantastic place for fly-fishing, and this is the time of year to do it! We at Colorado Trails offer the best fly-fishing vacation you can find. Since discount weeks are coming up for week-long stays from August 29th until September 26th, the 20% discount is very enticing. Start packing your bags!

Colorado Trails Guest Ranch offers half-day and full-day fly-fishing trips at a wide array of prime fishing spots. Whether you are new to fly-fishing or a seasoned angler, we offer an option that is right for you. Our guides will help you every step of the way to reel in a big one. Better yet, we supply all of the essential supplies, so you don’t have to worry about hauling all of your equipment with you on your trip!

Our half-day fly-fishing excursions are perfect for beginners, although pros aren’t to be excluded. These trips will take you to one of six different areas, where you’ll be able to catch a wide variety of trout. El Dorado Ranch Pond and Rainbow Ranch Pond are stocked with fish, so you’re sure to take one in. Wooden’s Stretch, El Dorado, and Rainbow Ranch fishing areas, as well as the Animas River in downtown Durango, all private water on the Florida River, will give you a beautiful view in addition to your fantastic fishing experience.

For those of you who are more interested in a full-day fly-fishing vacation, you can choose to fish on the San Juan River or one of the nearby high mountain streams.  The “Blue Ribbon Waters” of the San Juan River are in New Mexico, so you’ll be heading about 60 miles south of the ranch. Most sections of the river are catch and release with barbless flies, but you will experience some of the best rainbow trout fishing available. If you choose to have a guide and New Mexico fishing license, there is a $150 fee.

The other full-day fly-fishing options are the high mountain streams around our guest ranch, Colorado Trails. Lime Creek runs into the Upper Animas River, and has plenty of 5-10” rainbow, brook, and cutthroat trout. Cascade Creek is one of the most stunning fishing areas in Southwest Colorado. You’ll be able to bring in plenty of small brook and rainbow trout. Hermosa Creek will bring you into a secluded area that will give you the chance to wrangle feisty cutthroat!

If you’ve ever considered fly-fishing, this is the best time of year to try it out on our dude ranch. Colorado offers some of the best trout fishing you can find. Since we’re coming up on our final discount weeks of the season, contact us today to schedule your fly-fishing vacation!