Colorado Outfitters

Experience Wilderness Fishing in the Heart of Colorado

Our pack-in wilderness fly fishing expeditions provide access to some of Colorado's finest back country fishing.  We offer remote camps in several locations all providing comfortable accommodations. Our camps are set with wall tents, woodstoves, cots and foam pads. We use solar showers with an enclosure to enable clients who wish to clean up after enjoying a day riding and fishing the back country. All pack-in trips are done on horse back with mule strings. Our camps are off the beaten path and anywhere from a two to five hour horse back ride. Based on this, we recommend trips with a minimum of three days of fishing plus one day packing in and one day packing out. For guided trips, we use packable boats which further enhance the fishing and result in more fish in your net. You can expect to catch brook trout and cutthroats typically ranging from ten to sixteen inches with occasional bigger cutthroats approaching twenty inches. Our most remote camp offers fishing five different lakes all within an approximate 30 minute walk or horseback ride. Additional lakes can also be accessed from here within an hours horseback ride of the camp.


Contact Front Range Anglers Adventure Travel Manager Rob Kolanda or Adventure Travel Coordinator John Brown for additional information and to BOOK!

When you BOOK with FRA Adventure Travel you never pay more for our services as we work for YOU and the Lodge!.



The Fishing

Early Season
Our fishing season begins with ice-out fishing typically in May for large rainbows and grayling in local waters. As we get into June, some of the lower elevation lakes can become accessible and for sure by early July. Small river fishing generally starts to get good in this timeframe too.

Backcountry Camps
Our backcountry fishing camps are generally operational by early July to mid-July but it can vary depending on spring / late season snow. Early season fishing many times offers a great opportunity to catch big fish as they are hungry after ice out and cruising the shorelines in search of food.

As we get into midsummer, late July to early August, insect activity picks up and water levels have dropped in small rivers so both lakes and rivers will be fishing well including dry fly activity. Great fishing continues into late summer and early fall.

Fall Fishing
Our primary fishing season winds down at the end of August with the start of the Archery Season. However, many times we can accommodate a fall fishing trip during the last week of August to early September. Fishing during this time can offer some of the best of the season too. Please check for availability if interested!


Backcountry Camp
Typically, we will run these trips out of our backcountry camps which includes wall tents, cots with foam pads, chairs, a woodstove and even a solar shower with an enclosure for those who wish to clean up after a day’s ride. We also do pack trips where we go from camp to camp.

Guided trips offer three meals a day starting out with fresh brewed coffee, juice and a hearty breakfast (i.e. bacon/eggs or pancakes/sausage, etc..). Lunch will generally be a sack lunch with sandwiches, fresh fruit and snacks. At dinner, clients can look forward to meals like barbecued chicken, mashed potatoes and a vegetable or salad with some home baked cookies for desert!

Travel Details

Getting Here
The closest and easiest aiport is Yampa Valley Regional Airport which is about 40 minutes away in Hayden, CO from the Red Barn Ranch. There also is Eagle County Regional Airport is another option which is about 2 hours and 15 minutes from us. Lastly, there is of course DIA (Denver International Airport) which is about 4 hours from us.

Getting to Summit County
For those clients who are traveling via the airlines, they should plan to fly into Denver International Airport (DIA) and then use Colorado Mountain Express to get from Denver to Silverthorne to their hotel. Clients can then make arrangements with us to pick them up at their hotel the morning of pack-in as long as it is done well in advance.


What's Included
- Guided Fishing

- Walled tent wilderness accommodations

- Meals

2023 Rates and Dates

- $550 per person/day


- Contact us for more information!

Term and Privacy.

Cancellation/Refund Policy
At the time of booking 50% of the trip is due and payable. At 90 days the remainder plus all VAT and taxes are due. Cancellation greater than 90 days from the date of trip, all monies refunded less $100 fee if a replacement angler is found. Cancellation within 90 Days, no refunds are provided unless a qualified replacement angler is provided. No refunds are provided for trip cancellation due to Weather, Acts of God, Airline/Travel issues.
Travel Arrangements and Insurance
Front Range Anglers recommends all anglers to have Medical Evacuation Insurance- we recommend Global Rescue, and we HIGHLY recommend Trip Cancellation/Interruption Insurance. FOR ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT: Jessica Minard at 617.210.8106 (direct) or email