Every office jockey knows there’s something a little dehumanizing about the perpetual buzz of fluorescent lights, the muffled noises of copy machines and incoming faxes, and the formal, overly air-conditioned board rooms and conference rooms. At Colorado Trails Dude Ranch, you have a chance to escape cubicles, copiers, and conferences for a luxurious week. Standing knee-deep in a mountain stream, you can cast your fly in utter peace.

Fly Fishing at Colorado Trails

Our dude ranch offers some of the best fly fishing vacations in Colorado – and we’re not just saying that. The San Juan Mountains surrounding Colorado Trails are known as some of the best fishing spots in the state.

There are a variety of fishing spots to choose from during your outdoor adventure at Colorado Trails Dude Ranch. You can start your fishing vacations at our own ranch pond, stocked with plenty of hungry fish. The Colorado Trails Dude Ranch stocked pond is a great place to introduce your kids to fly fishing, where they’ll use barbless flies to catch-and-release.

Then there’s Worden’s Stretch, a quarter mile of private Florida River four miles northeast of our dude ranch. Worden’s Stretch fishing will make for one of the best summer vacations you’ve ever had with your family. This isn’t the only private water that we have on the Florida River. At Colorado Trails, we have over two miles of private water on the Florida River, located in three different picturesque places. These stretches are on two different ranches, and one piece of property sits just below Lemon Resevior. All of them are aren’t far away – within 10 miles of the ranch.

If you’d like to head into town and see part of Durango, try fishing on the Animas River. Abundant rainbow trout and brown trout swim through the river as it cuts through historic downtown Durango.

Full-Day Fishing Options

The fishing options mentioned above are half-day treats perfect for experienced fisherman and novices alike. For those who want to enjoy an entire day of their all inclusive family vacations out on a high country stream, we have a few other choices for you.

Mountain streams in the San Juan Forest include Lime Creek, Cascade Creek, and Hermosa Creek. Meanwhile, just over the state line in New Mexico is a chance to fish in the so-called “Blue Ribbon Waters” of the San Juan River, known as one of the best places in the world to fish for rainbow trout. The cost of $150 includes a guide and the cost of your New Mexico fishing license.

If leaving behind the sounds and smells of the office in favor of outdoor Colorado vacations and fishing vacations appeals to you, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for at Colorado Trails.