Western Colorado Fly Fishing
at The High Lonesome Ranch

The High Lonesome Ranch offers several fly-fishing opportunities throughout Western Colorado.  The ranch offers guided float fly fishing activities as well as walk-wade fishing trips.  Some of the local rivers that we offer fishing on include the Colorado River, The Roaring Fork River, The White River, and the Gunnison River.  These locations offer opportunities to catch trophy trout such as Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, and Colorado River Cutthroat Trout.

Western Colorado Fly Fishing at The Ranch

The High Lonesome Ranch offers several fly-fishing opportunities throughout Western Colorado.  The ranch offers guided float fly fishing activities as well as walk-wade fishing trips.  Some of the local rivers that we offer fishing on include the Colorado River, The Roaring Fork River, The White River, and the Gunnison River.  We also offer multi-day, camping adventures in the Flat Tops Wilderness Area, and The Grand Mesa National Forest.  These locations offer opportunities to catch trophy trout such as Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, and Colorado River Cutthroat Trout.

Western Colorado Has A Variety Of Fisheries

Colorado River:  Due to low flows and high-water temperatures, Colorado Parks and Wildlife has asked anglers to voluntarily avoid fishing the Colorado River between Kremmling and Rifle. We will not be offering any fishing on the Colorado River until water temperatures cool down due to our efforts in conservation and preservation of our natural fish.  Stay tuned, once the water temperatures begin to fall, we begin offering fishing excursions on the Colorado River.

Roaring Fork River:  The short hour and a half drive will give you the opportunity to fish the Roaring Fork River, which offers both walk-wade and float fishing opportunities.  The lower Roaring Fork River from Carbondale to Glenwood Springs is classified as Gold Medal Waters with trophy Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, and Mountain White Fish.  While the walk-wade option is available, floating this section is the way to go.

The White River:  The White River offers several fishing easements that allow anglers the opportunity to catch Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Cutthroat Trout, and Mountain White Fish.  The white river is a short 2-hour drive from headquarters, giving guests and guides the opportunity to get to know each other and to celebrate the days achievements.

The Gunnison River:  The Gunnison River offers world-class brown trout fishing while walk-wading and floating. A short 2-hour drive over the scenic Grand Mesa National Forest gives you the opportunity to see some of the most beautiful country western Colorado has to offer.  Once you arrive to the Gunnison River, you will see the abundance of grasshoppers and stoneflies, which is a five-star meal for all trout species.

Flat Tops Wilderness Area:  Flat Tops Wilderness Area is Colorado’s second largest wilderness area. Offering several lakes and streams, the Flat Tops is a great place to experience a backpack fishing trip.

The Grand Mesa:  The Grand Mesa is the largest flat top mountain in the world, bursting with over 300 lakes sprawled across 500 square miles of striking terrain. Fishing on the grand mesa is an endless opportunity to fish multiple lakes in one day.

Colorado Fishing Vacation Packages

Create your own one-of-a-kind experience in Western Colorado at The High Lonesome Ranch. With ample on and off-site ranch activities you’ll be busy for days.

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Colorado Fishing Vacation Packages

Create your own one-of-a-kind experience in Western Colorado at The High Lonesome Ranch. With ample on and off-site ranch activities you’ll be busy for days.

Create your package
Colorado River Fly Fishing Trips

Fly Fishing Rates & Info

For the best trout fishing in the West, just book one or two days at the ranch and explore the diversity around the main ranch and be inspired by some of our big beautiful neighborhood. Our fly fishing trips can be booked May through November.

  • Full Day: $600 per boat, 2 person max.

Included: Guided fly fishing, use of Ranch vehicle, rod and tackle. Does not include Colorado fishing license (can be purchased at Ranch).

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