Rocky Mountain Backcountry Fly Fishing Adventure - 3 Days
Catch some of the wildest cutthroat trout in Colorado
Overnight Guided Fly Fishing Adventure - 3 days: This extended overnight trip will head into Rocky Mountain National Park to a remote location where guests will set up a base camp and explore local streams and lakes in the isolated Kawuneeche Valley. The three day adventure will take the guest back to catch some of the wildest cutthroat trout in Colorado. The 26km (16 mi) round trip moderate / difficult hike will take you back into the heart of Rocky Mountain National Park where you are going to walk amongst the wildflowers and animals on your journey to catch rising trout.
This two 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: Estes Park to Green Mountain Trailhead
After gear check out of your hotel in Estes Park (around 6am) we head up to Green Mountain Trailhead and begin the six mile trek back to the overnight site. On our hike up we will go by Tonahutu Meadows where we will look for herds of elk and moose. We will then pass Granite Falls, which is the perfect place for group photos. Once we get into base camp we set up tents and explore two different trout streams; Tonahutu Creek and the Haynach Creek, which hold either wild brook trout or Colorado River cutthroat trout. We cap off the day by having a freshly cooked dinner and hot chocolate.
Day 2: Haynach Lakes Valley
On day two we wake up to a freshly cooked breakfast followed by a 2.5 mile hike back in to Haynach Lakes Valley. This picturesque valley is like something out of a movie, with fields of wildflowers and towering mountains. The valley is home to two different lakes, one of which holds 18+ inch cutthroat trout. After lunch and fishing for the day we hike back down to base camp for another freshly cooked dinner followed by fishing (if desired).
Day 3: Fish & Hike Out - Tonahutu Meadows
On our final morning we have a hot bagel breakfast and begin packing up to hike out. On the way out we stop by Tonahutu Meadows to fish for rising brook trout and have lunch. After lunch and fishing we hike back to the trailhead and return back home. 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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