Big Mountains, Big Fish, and Big Adventure
The snow capped 14,000 foot mountains, and high alpine valleys of south-central Colorado provide the backdrop for the fly fishing adventure of a lifetime. After one day of fly fishing school at our front country campsite, we will head into the remote backcountry near Gunnison Colorado. With an abundance of brilliantly colored, big and wild cutthroat, rainbow, brown and brook trout, this area is a favorite of Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions for good reason. After leaving the backcountry we will volunteer with the Crested Butte Land Trust to help conserve this pristine paradise. With our service work done we head back into the wilderness with the assistance of pack horses for 5 days chasing monster cutthroat among Colorado’s highest peaks. Upon exiting the backcountry, we will float fish the world famous Arkansas River with expert local guides, and then top it all off with a steak dinner. Whether this is your first time fishing and camping, or you are an experienced angler and backpacker, this trip will create memories that will last a lifetime.
|Jul 23 - Aug 08, 2019||
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- Community Service
- Catch trophy-sized wild trout in high alpine lakes
- Explore the backcountry with the support of pack horses
- Volunteer with Trout Unlimited
- Fish and raft the world famous Arkansas River
- Climb a 14,000 ft mountain
- Catch a fish on a fly you tied
Arrive in Denver, drive to our first front-country campsite.
Fly fishing instruction and preparation for our first backcountry trip.
First backpacking/fly fishing trip into the Colorado wilderness.
Community service project with the Gunnison chapter of Trout Unlimited and fly fishing private water.
Front-country fly fishing and preparation for second backcountry trip.
Second backpacking/fly fishing trip into the Colorado Wilderness.
Full day float fishing trip with local guides on the Arkansas River.
Pool time at the Silverthorne Rec Center and the final banquet at The Historic Mint in Silverthorne.
Depart from Denver.