Colorado Rocky Mountain Girls Expedition

CO Rocky Mountain Girls Expedition

Rocky Mountain National Park, The Colorado River, this is the perfect Colorado Fly Fishing experience

Rocky Mountain National Park is the perfect setting for this all girls Colorado fishing expedition. The park contains over 150 alpine lakes, nearly a third of which harbor reproducing populations of trout. These high mountain lakes are one of the last bastions of two of Colorado’s most iconic fish, the Colorado River and Greenback cutthroat trout. On this trip, we will hike to some of the best places in the state to catch these rare beauties. Our hard work will reward the girls with the possibilities for 100 fish days among the mountains, lakes, and streams of RMNP. Not only will we be enjoying the fishing, but we will give back by helping to preserve trout habitat and access to that habitat with our conservation focused service project. Then, we will top it all off with a full day float fishing trip on the Colorado River and a big banquet dinner. This is certainly the perfect rocky mountain fishing experience.

Upcoming Trips

Dates Cost Arrive/Depart Location
Jul 12 - Jul 21, 2021


Denver, CO
Entering 9th Grade
Entering 10th Grade
Entering 11th Grade
Entering 12th Grade
Entering College Freshman
Community Service
5 Hours
What to Bring

We have put together a list of all that you will need for a successful and comfortable expedition. We offer a rental program for most of the big ticket items like fly rods, reels, sleeping bags, etc..

  • Catch and release the rare Greenback Cutthroat
  • Explore Rocky Mountain National Park 
  • Fish and raft the world famous Colorado River
  • Catch trophy-sized wild trout in in high alpine lakes

Day 1

Arrive in Denver, drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.  Camp within the park, surrounded by bugling elk and the staggering peaks of the southern rockies.

Day 2

Learn the basics of fly fishing in the best classroom possible... right on the river.  Your guides will introduce you the basic knots and casts, how to read water, what bugs to select, and other aspects of fly fishing in an all day, hands on, fly fishing crash course.

Day 3-6

Armed with the knowledge and experience of the first day, we will set out into the backcountry of RMNP for four days to catch native and wild trout in the remote lakes and streams of the park.  These waters are rarely fished, and are the perfect place to hone your skills as an angler.

Day 7

After leaving the backcountry of the park, we will work with a local non-profit to help restore riparian habitat with the goal of improving the quality of the local fishery.

Day 8

Cap off the fishing on your amazing trip in southern rockies by going after trophy rainbow and brown trout on the world famous Colorado River.  Local guides will take you on a full day float trip on what is widely regarded as the best fly fishing river in Colorado.

Day 9

On the last full day we will head to town, pack for leaving, do a little fishing, and get some R&R at the Silverthorne Rec Center.  Then we will share stories of the trip at a fabulous banquet dinner before hitting the hay.

Day 10

All good things must come to an end. Your trip leaders will stay at the airport with the group until the last flight leaves the ground. 


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Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions was started in 2010 as a graduate thesis for my Master's Degree in Environmental Conservation Education at NYU. The operating premise was simple - by coupling amazing wilderness fly fishing camps for teens with environmental education and service learning we can help inspire future generations of fly fishing conservationists. We have been growing our unique list of trips and experiences ever since.

When it comes to choosing a summer program for your teen the options are endless. For the teen who loves to fish, be outside, and has a strong sense of adventure we have made the choice easy. We are the leader in teen fly fishing adventures and are dedicated to providing the best backcountry fly fishing experience with opportunities for teens to engage in leadership training, community service, and backcountry camping.


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Will Lillard, Founder/Director/Guide

Contact Us

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Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions
2540 King Road
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768

(828) 577-8204