Colorado Adventure

Colorado Adventure

The perfect introduction to fly fishing and backpacking in the Rocky Mountains.

Rocky Mountain National Park is the perfect setting for one of our fishing Adventures. The mountains are packed with numerous small streams and lakes that are absolutely loaded with eager trout. We will start the trip off with a lot of one on one instruction on a river within casting distance of our frontcountry campsite. After everyone has got the hang of catching, fighting, and releasing some trout we will head into the backcountry in search of some bigger fish. The amazing adventure will culminate with a chance at a trophy trout during a float fishing trip on one of Colorado’s most famous rivers, and a delicious banquet dinner before everyone heads home the next day.

Upcoming Trips

Dates Cost Arrive/Depart Location
Jul 05 - Jul 12, 2021

$2,650

Denver, CO
Ages
Entering 7th Grade
Entering 8th Grade
Entering 9th Grade
Entering 10th Grade
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..

  • Backpack in the Rocky Mountains
  • Volunteer with the National Park Service
  • Fish and raft the world famous Colorado or Arkansas Rivers
  • Catch a fish on a fly you tied
  • Catch trophy-sized wild trout in in high alpine lakes
  • Explore Rocky Mountain National Park

Day 1

Arrive in Denver, drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Day 2

Fly Fishing Instruction in RMNP. 

Day 3-5

Fly fishing  in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Day 6

Service project with Rocky Mountain National Park.

Day 7

Float fishing with local guides, showers at the Silverthorne Rec Center, and a final banquet at the Historic Mint in Silverthorne.

Day 8

Depart from Denver.

Water

Top Secret small streams and lakes, Arkansas/Colorado Rivers.

HOW, WHERE, AND WHEN DO PARTICIPANTS MEET THEIR GROUP?

The Colorado Adventure begins and ends at the Denver International Airport. Participants can fly to/from the airport on arrival/departure day or be dropped off/picked up by a parent/guardian. Please plan to arrive before 2 pm on arrival day. On the last day of the trip flights that depart before 2 pm are ideal. Unaccompanied minors will be met at their gate. Participants flying as an adult should follow signs to the baggage claim. Their LFFE trip leader will meet them there. On departure day, your trip leaders will help you get checked in and wait with the group until the last participant's flight leaves the ground.

Do I need to have fly fishing experience? 

Our Adventures are made up of students ranging in experience from total beginner to expert. Regardless of your skill level, your guides, along with a variety of water fished, will make you a more confident and independent angler. 

Do I need my own fishing equipment?

Students are responsible for their own fly rod, reel, line, and a few other personal fishing items. Please contact us for a full packing list. Don’t have your own gear? Not a problem. We have top-quality Orvis rods and reels available to rent.

What other equipment will I need?

We will send you a full packing list if you are interested in signing up for one of our Adventure Academies. Group gear such as tents, stoves, etc., is all provided by LFFE. Personal gear such as sleeping bags and backpacks are all available to rent.

Ready to Enroll?

Click "Enroll Now" or give us a call to get started. You can also send us an email at [email protected].

If you have any questions you can Request Information and we will contact you soon with answers.

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.

Sincerely,

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Will Lillard, Founder/Director/Guide

Contact Us

[email protected]

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

(828) 577-8204