Guided Colorado River Fly Fishing Float Trips

Fish and Float the Upper Colorado River For Trophy Trout

Embark on a Colorado River fly fishing float trip in the infamous canyon among majestic red cliffs, along with the best of Colorado fly fishing. Choose a day trip of Colorado River fly fishing float fishing or spend a little more time out on the river during an overnight float trip. Fly fishing the Colorado River is one of the best opportunities for big Rainbow Trout and fat, healthy Browns. Our experienced Colorado fly fishing guides will take you on a trip of a lifetime. Book your guided Colorado River fly fishing float trip today!


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Colorado River Fly Fishing Trips

A bucket list Colorado fly fishing trip for anglers all over the world. Our Colorado fly fishing guides know the Colorado River well and we have over 20+ years of experience fishing it.

Our Colorado River fly fishing float trips tailor your experience depending on what you want to get out of the trip. These float trips are designed for anglers that want to cover as much water as possible and catch a few fish along the way.

And for the extra-adventurous angler, inquire about our overnight trips where we make camp on the river for multiple action-packed days of fishing.

Choose Your Colorado River Fly Fishing Float Trip Option:

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Float and fish from the boat with an experienced Colorado River fly fishing guide! Our full-day trip option allows for the maximum amount of fishing time and water to cover.

Rate: $650/day for one or two anglers

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For the extra-adventurous angler, we offer overnight float trip options that feature camping on a secluded campsite on the river. Your guide provides all the necessary equipment, food, and takes care of all the details.

Rate: $900/day for one or two anglers

Ready to Book Your Colorado River Fly Fishing Float Fishing Trip?

Contact our team and reserve your guide!

Colorado River Float Trip Details

  • Full-day and overnight options available
  • All fly fishing gear provided — rods, waders, boots, flies, etc.
  • All food provided
  • Expert, friendly float fishing guides
  • Fun and safe for all ages and skill levels
  • All camping gear on overnight trips
  • Can accommodate large groups
  • Guaranteed to catch a fish!

What is not included:

  • Colorado fishing license (buy from our Colorado fly shop!)
  • $50 shuttle fee may apply. Ask for details.
  • Guide gratuity
Glenwood Canyon of the Colorado River in summer
*All or part of this operation is conducted on Public Lands under a special permit from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about fly fishing the Colorado River by boat.

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About Fly Fishing the Colorado River

The Upper Colorado River corridor has a deep-rooted history, once inhabited by indigenous peoples who found sustenance and spiritual significance along its banks. Early Native American tribes regarded the river as a vital life source and a pathway for seasonal migrations.

During the westward expansion in the 19th century, the upper Colorado River became a lifeline for pioneers and explorers. The river's flowing waters guided the path of those seeking new opportunities and untamed landscapes. The remnants of old stagecoach routes and settlements along its shores speak to the challenges and triumphs of those who ventured into the unknown. In the late 1800s, the lure of gold and silver led prospectors to the Colorado mountains, and the upper Colorado River played a crucial role in facilitating transportation for mining activities. The riverbanks saw the comings and goings of prospectors, traders, and settlers, leaving behind a legacy etched into the fabric of the landscape.

Today, as you float and fly fish the upper Colorado River, you're surrounded by a living history, where each bend in the river holds echoes of a time when this waterway was a lifeline for survival and a conduit for exploration. A guided fly fishing float trip on the upper Colorado River not only promises exceptional angling for rainbow and brown trout, but also invites you to become part of a narrative shaped by the intersection of nature, culture, and the passage of time.