$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

Bring your backpack and hiking gear as we trek through two different climate zones in the Rocky Mountain National Park. We start the trip in the Montane Life zone (7500-9500 ft.) which features sunny meadows and a ponderosa pine tree forest. Hiking higher in the Sub Alpine Zone (9500-11,500ft) you’ll notice that the open meadows give way to rich green forests of narrow-crowned spruce and fir rising to the sky. It looks and feels different than below: dark, cool, and humid. More snow and moister soil provide a rich understory for wildflower habitat. Depending on the time of year, ripe wild raspberries are available for picking at lakes in the Sub Alpine zone. Deer, Elk, and Moose sightings are also possible on this trip.

For the beginner fly-fisher, we start with some casting lessons at a beautiful lake in the Montane Zone. The trip will take a short walk around part of the lake. Guides will teach about Leave No Trace principles, the history of the park, and of course teach about everything fly-fishing. There are some nice brook trout in the lake we go to, so be ready for one to rise up and eat that fly during casting practice.

Once everyone is comfortable casting, we take a short shuttle and hit the trail for a 3-mile, one way hike (6-mile round trip) to one our favorite Alpine lakes. Waterfalls are everywhere on the hike up to the lake as a glacier creek is next to the trail almost the whole time. The forest hides the spires right up until a few hundred feet from the lake. The trail then exposes Breathtaking Views of glacier-carved peaks of some of the oldest exposed rocks in the Continental United States are the backdrop for cutthroat fishing over 75 million years in the making. Colorado River Basin Cutthroats are everywhere, and they are eager to take dry flies in crystal-clear glacier-fed waters.

The group will have a lakeside lunch that your guide has prepared for you. Don’t forget to bring a camera as Rocky really shows its unapparelled beauty at these heights. 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!