It’s a little known fact that when trout die and go to heaven, they end up in the mountain streams in the San Juan Mountains outside of Durango, CO. That’s why we call the fishing spots around our Colorado dude ranch “trout heaven.”

The Best Fishing Vacations Outside the Caribbean 

Some fishermen and women think that they have to spend a lot of money on a Caribbean cruise in order to get some good fishing in. The good news is that Colorado Trails guest ranch has all the fishing you could want for a much more reasonable price tag. Of course, we can’t take you into the ocean for big game fishing, but we can take you into some of the most beautiful mountains in the country for fly fishing in nearly untouched mountain streams. (We think it’s better here than the Caribbean anyway, but we have to admit that we’re a little biased.)

Fishing Guides Mean You Don’t Have to Be the Expert

If you’re already a fly fishing expert, that’s great. If you’re not, though, that’s not a problem. Our Colorado Trails fishing guides can teach beginners, regardless of age or experience level. By the time you leave Colorado Trails guest ranch, you’ll be fly fishing like a pro.

Where you fish is also up to you. On Colorado Trails property, we have more than two miles of private fishing access along the Florida River. We also have several fully-stocked ponds on ranch property – a great way for your little guys to learn how to fish. With guides, fly fishing lessons and stocked ponds, you and your family members are nearly guaranteed to catch “the big one.”

If you or your family is a little squeamish about catching fish, we’ve got good news for the environmentalists amongst you: The majority of our fishing is catch-and-release. That means you can enjoy the sport of fishing without depleting the environment or hurting the fish.

In short, if you’re looking for fishing vacations for your family, we think you’ll find what you want and much more at Colorado Trails.