$400 Starting Cost

1-6 People

Location: Estes Park

Meeting @ 501 Big Thompson Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517

Trip Includes
  • All Fishing Gear
  • Lunch
  • Park Entry Fee
Recommended Gear
  • Hat
  • Backpack
  • Athletic or quick dry clothing
  • Polarized Sunglasses
  • Water Bottle
  • Jacket
  • sunscreen
  • bug spray

Your journey in Rocky Mountain National Park begins at 7,500 feet in sunny dry meadows dominated by ponderosa pine trees. These giants grow up to 150 feet tall. Mature stands are more open than other forests in the park and because they are not crowded, grasses, shrubs and wildflowers abound beneath them. Common plants and animals include ponderosa pine, Albert’s squirrel, and mule deer. In the fall the meadows are home to hundreds of elk. Fishing while 50 elk run by is a rush! Between 1.6 million and 12,000 years ago, various glaciers gouged rock and earth. Like a crowbar, the ice pried rocks from headwalls and as it moved downward, bulldozed everything in its path, carving dramatic peaks and U-shaped valleys. The mountains of debris pushed aside along the way are the tree-cloaked ridges, called moraines.

Snowmelt from the peaks above Moraine Park is the source of the river that starts only a few miles upstream from where we fish. The Big Thompson is home to mostly Brown Trout with other species mixed in. Follow our guides through the wide-open meadows with the meandering stream. Our Guides are great all-around fishermen, but fishing rivers is our absolute favorite. Guides teach the nuances of fishing dry flies & nymph rigs in moving water, how to read a river, and where to target trout. There will also be an emphasis on how to select flies and fish behavior. Our clients will receive the tools to feel confident on fishing rivers after this trip. Lunch will be guide made and usually is eaten next riverside.

Our guides know all the best spots and will lead you on a great adventure to some “bucket list” type of fly fishing. Whether you are a novice or an advanced angler, we have you covered. Don’t miss this opportunity to fly fish, hike, and create life-long memories in Rocky Mountain National Park!