Colorado Rocky Mountain Expedition

CO Rocky Mountain 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 Colorado fishing Expedition. The Continental Divide runs right through the middle of the park creating two unique fisheries. We will start out on the east side catching Colorado’s state fish, the greenback cutthroat trout. With some hiking, this is one of the best places in the state to catch these rare beauties. After a quick drive over the continental divide on the famous Trail Ridge Road, we head into the wilderness of the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park, chasing another native colorado trout, the Colorado River Cutthroat. This section of the trip will provide the possibility for 100 fish days as we hike along trout filled streams up to high alpine lakes loaded with large trout that rarely see a hook. 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 05 - Jul 21, 2021


Denver, CO
Entering 9th Grade
Entering 10th Grade
Entering 11th Grade
Entering 12th Grade
Entering College Freshman
Community Service
10 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.

Day 2

Fly fishing instruction in RMNP.

Day 3-6

First backpacking/fly fishing trip into the wilderness of RMNP.

Day 7

Front-country fly fishing in RMNP.

Day 8-12

Second backpacking/fly fishing trip into the wilderness of RMNP.

Day 13

Front-country fly fishing on the Colorado River.

Day 14

Community Service along the Colorado River.

Day 15

Full day float fishing trip with local guides on the Colorado River.

Day 16

Pool time at the Silverthorne Rec Center and the final banquet at The Historic Mint in Silverthorne.

Day 17

Depart from Denver.


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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