Colorado’s gold-medal rivers and streams are teeming with fish. Here’s where to cast and catch that trophy trout.
Fly Fish Breckenridge
The Rivers: The rivers, streams and high alpine lakes surrounding Breckenridge are known for their fish-filled waters. Hit Lake Dillon, the Blue River and Montgomery Reservoir for prime Summit County angling.
The Guides: The Colorado Angler has been guiding aspiring fishermen and women for decades. Call on these longtime experts for full- and half-day wade trips, river and lake trips and overnight fly fishing excursions.
The Celebratory Meal: Cabin Juice inside Gravity Haus Breckenridge is the perfect mountain lodge-inspired setting to swap tall fish tales. Dig into Colorado farm-sourced dishes like the verlasso salmon with summer squash and charred corn.
Fly Fish Winter Park
The Rivers: Grand County is home to more than 1,000 miles of streams and rivers. Cast the scenic Fraser River or Vasquez Creek. Or go big at Lake Granby where you’ll find 40 miles of shoreline and cool mountain water stocked with trout and kokanee salmon.
The Guides: Winter Park Flyfisher is a top-notch full-service fly shop just up the road in Fraser. Guides offer walk and wade fishing and float fishing opportunities on public and private waters for casters of all abilities and will outfit you with all the gear you need.
The Celebratory Meal: Unravel inside Gravity Haus Winter Park is a relaxed mountain eatery serving up all-day bites. Refuel on street tacos or farro risotto carbonara and don’t miss the summer patio grill series on Wednesday and Thursday nights.
Fly Fish Vail
The Rivers: The Eagle River is Vail’s hometown flow and one of Colorado’s most productive trout rivers, while the mighty Colorado River between Gore Canyon at Pumphouse Recreation Area down to Dotsero provides prime float fishing for brown and rainbow trout.
The Guides: Vail Valley Anglers in Edwards offers a full menu of guided fly fishing trips, including hike-and-fish adventures and full-day wade outings that include riverside lunch. Novice anglers: Check out their Fly Fishing School and learn everything from casting, tying knots, fly choice and various fly fishing methods.
The Celebratory Meal: Cap your day of big catches and river fun at Slope Room inside Gravity Haus Vail. Share the Colorado Wagyu hot stone beef or tuna poke and move onto the succulent Alaskan halibut with Knapp Ranch oyster mushrooms.
MAKE IT A JOINME
Need a fishing buddy? Tap into the new Gravity Haus community connection app, JoinMe, and host a Colorado river or lake meet-up with like-minded fishing fans.
BOOK YOUR GRAVITY HAUS BASECAMP
With locations in Vail, Breckenridge and Winter Park, Gravity Haus positions you in the center of the best Colorado mountain adventures and fly fishing rivers. Book your pet-friendly and family-friendly lodging and savor all the Colorado fishing fun.