Rocky Mountain Backcountry Fly Fishing Adventure - 2 Days
Experince solitude on this guided backcountry fly fishing experince
Head into Rocky Mountain National Park for a two day / one night overnight guided excursion to fish for some of the wildest brook trout in Colorado. The 6 miles (round trip) easy / moderate hike starts at 9,500 feet above sea level and over the course of the trip you will gain approximately 700 feet in elevation. The hike will take you back into one of the most remote valleys of Rocky Mountain National Park, where you are likely to see more wildlife than people. Many of the guests on this trip see elk, deer, and a great chance of spotting multiple moose. This one night overnight is all inclusive (certified and licensed guide, overnight gear, most food*, and fly fishing equipment).
Start/Finish: Estes Park, Colorado
Experience: No fly fishing experience required, our professional guides can teach
Equipment: All equipment is provided, you can bring your own
Accommodation: Hotel in Estes Park for the night before and after the trip can be booked by us on request
Space is limited to 6 people
Day 1: Chapin Pass Trailhead to Poudre River headwaters
At 6am, after gear check out and general packing (can be arranged the day before) we drive from Estes Park and head up to Chapin Pass Trailhead where we begin the three mile trek back to the overnight site. Once there we set up camp and explore two different fishing destinations; Chapin Creek and the Poudre River headwaters, both of which are loaded with wild brook trout. We cap off the day by having a freshly cooked dinner and wildlife viewing searching for herds of elk and moose.
Day 2: Poudre River Headwaters
We wake up to a freshly cooked breakfast followed by more fishing and exploration of the lower Poudre River Headwaters valley. We break for lunch and then begin the hike back out to the trailhead. Trip usually arrives back in Estes Park around 5:00pm.
Guest must be able to carry a 35+ pound pack (it will be containing):
- Overnight gear (sleeping bag, tent, pad)
- Extra clothing items
- Fishing rod (*possibly waders and boots depending on location)
- Personal food items
- Enough water to hike in to base camp site (guide will have water filter for entire trip)
- Help carrying group food items (possibly including bear canisters)
- Guides provide breakfast and dinner with a light lunch – on trips more than three nights some meals will be dehydrated pre-packaged food items.
- Guests should bring snacks and other food items (as desired)
- A fishing license is required (can obtain this at trip departure)
- Porter is available to help pack in gear (for a fee) – contact for details
Additional Trip Info
- Certified and licensed guide
- Camping Gear
- Fly fishing equipment
- Park Permits
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