fly fishing

Good catch! No matter if you're a beginner fly fisherman or an experienced angler, fly fishing in Telluride is an experience you'll remember forever. From the San Miguel River to the Dolores, Uncompahgre or Gunnison Rivers, you'll be in awe of your surroundings and your daily catch. 

Our Favorite Rivers

  • Uncompahgre River - This stunning river is dam-controlled with access eight miles north of Ridgway, or less than an hour from Telluride. This river has an impressive supply of Pale Morning Dun mayfly hatches and the lower sections have a healthy brown trout population. 
  • Upper Dolores River - The start of the Dolores river lies just south of Telluride near Lizard Head Pass and the Wilson mountain range. This river is fed by plenty of cutthroat and brook trout streams, making the fishing quite special with plenty of variety. 

Our Favorite Lakes

  • Alta Lakes - These stunning lakes are just a short trip away from Telluride and provide pristine fishing conditions. Bring your camping gear and spend a night here after ringing in your daily catch. 
  • Trout Lake - This popular lake is known for its amazing fishing, calm waters and views. Spend a day lakeside with your fishing pole or split the day in half and partake in some other water adventures.