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Full Day - Drift Boat Fly Fishing – Gunnison River (Gunnison Gorge NCA)
Full Day - Drift Boat Fly Fishing – Gunnison River (Gunnison Gorge NCA)

Duration: Full Day (includes lunch)
Price: Price per Boat - (1 or 2 people): $595.00
RIGS now brings its unique blend of quality custom adventures to Guided Drift Boat fishing for the discerning angler. This Full Day trip is available through a surprisingly secluded section of river each season when "run-off" subsides on the North Fork of the Gunnison River (typically mid June - November) as well as the region's only winter float fishing option. You can also choose to add this section to our 3-Day Gunnison Gorge trip, making it a contiguous section of world class fishing for up to 5 days! Cast from the secure platform of a Drift Boat with excellent creature comforts including: *Secure Casting Platforms *Padded, High Back Seating *Dry Storage Boxes *Deployable Anchor System *Easy Access Multiple Rod Storage. Enjoy professional service, riverside cuisine and quality equipment as we take you on a journey through miles of spectacular trout fishing with excellent hatches and seldom visited waters. *Lunch is included on all full day trips.

*PLEASE NOTE: In order to legally fish in the State of Colorado, anyone 16 years or older must possess a valid Colorado State Fishing License. Fishing licenses can be purchased at our Full Service Fly Shop, or you can conveniently purchase them online through the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website. Cost of license is not included in trip prices. Licenses can be purchased for periods of one day or more.

BLM Land Use Fees - Not Included


Overnight - Drift Boat Fly Fishing – Gunnison River (Gunnison Gorge NCA)
Overnight - Drift Boat Fly Fishing – Gunnison River (Gunnison Gorge NCA)

Duration: 2 Day (overnight)
Price: Price per Boat - (1 or 2 people): $1,395.00
RIGS now brings its unique blend of quality custom adventures to Guided Drift Boat fishing for the discerning angler. This Overnight trip is available through a surprisingly secluded section of river each season when "run-off" subsides on the North Fork of the Gunnison River (typically Mid June - November) as well as the region's only winter float fishing option. You can also choose to add this section to our 3-Day Gunnison Gorge trip, making it a contiguous section of world class fishing for up to 5 days! Cast from the secure platform of a Drift Boat with excellent creature comforts including: *Secure Casting Platforms *Padded, High Back Seating *Dry Storage Boxes *Deployable Anchor System *Easy Access Multiple Rod Storage. Enjoy professional service, riverside cuisine and quality overnight equipment, as we take you on a journey through miles of spectacular trout fishing with excellent hatches and seldom visited waters. *Lunch is included on all full day trips.

*PLEASE NOTE: In order to legally fish in the State of Colorado, anyone 16 years or older must possess a valid Colorado State Fishing License. Fishing licenses can be purchased at our Full Service Fly Shop, or you can conveniently purchase them online through the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website. Cost of license is not included in trip prices. Licenses can be purchased for periods of one day or more.

BLM Land Use Fees - Not Included


3 Day “DELUXE” Overnight – Float Fishing - Gunnison River (Gunnison Gorge NCA “Wilderness”)
3 Day “DELUXE” Overnight – Float Fishing - Gunnison River (Gunnison Gorge NCA “Wilderness”)

Duration: 3 days
Price: Participant: $2,250.00

Deluxe Float n' Fish Multi-Day

The Deluxe Trip format is designed with one thing in mind: you, the client. Due to excellent customer feedback and our desire to provide the most comprehensive high-end product available, we are pleased to announce the latest additions to the Gunnison Gorge Deluxe format including:

  • 6 client limit
  • Dedicated Ice Cooler for cocktails/iced drinks. *Arrangements can be made to purchase alcohol to be packed in for your trip. Please contact us at least one week prior to departure. 
  • Select Demo Rods & Reels (try the latest)
  • Special Culinary Upgrades and surprises 
  • Client Chairs horse packed in 
  • All Flies -RIGS "Deluxe Box" Guide Selections on each boat
  • All Leader & Tippet 
  • RIGS LOGO guide hat

Our Deluxe Format provides a more intimate experience with smaller client group sizes, additional amenities and services, and a Dedicated Gear Boat which allows for lighter rafts and, in turn, you get to spend more time exploring the pools and runs of the Gunnison River Gorge. Our gear boat goes on ahead to set up camp and prepare for our arrival!  Both you and your guide can now focus on fishing, as there is no rush to set up camp. Why not chase big fish all day?

Join us for the ideal way to see the Black Canyon of the Gunnison Gorge- from the inside! A true wilderness experience, this 14 mile river section combines wildlife and scenery with class II-III+ whitewater through one of the most spectacular river canyons in North America.  We drive from the RIGS fly shop in Ridgway to the trailhead at the canyon rim.  From there, we hike the 1.1 mile trail down to the river.  After gearing up and reviewing trip considerations, we start floating and fishing the pools and runs of the Gunnison Gorge.

The "Gold Medal Waters" of the Gunnison Gorge are famous for world class Rainbow and Brown trout fishing.  This fishery commands serious respect as the CDOW conducts population census on a annual basis.  There are 8,700 catchable fish per mile and more than 200 fish per mile that are over 18". Add 425 lbs per sample acre and you have something really special.  World renowned for the "Stone Fly Hatch", the "Gunny" also plays host to many other fine insect hatches making for a true bug factory.  While the Gunnison River sees moderate use, the Gorge, because of it's remote location and challenging access, receives the least angling pressure of all the floatable sections.

This unique desert environment also plays host to a diverse array of wildlife including Bighorn Sheep, Mule Deer, Elk, a wide variety of birds of prey including Golden Eagles and Osprey, and although seldom seen, many predators inhabit the canyon as well.  If you can take your eye off the fly for a moment, you'll witness breath taking geology as some of the oldest rock in North America is exposed, making for stunning scenery.  Don't forget your camera as you join us for a unforgettable experience. 


*PLEASE NOTE: In order to legally fish in the State of Colorado, anyone 16 years or older must possess a valid Colorado State Fishing License. Fishing licenses can be purchased at our Full Service Fly Shop, or you can conveniently purchase them online through the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website. Cost of license is not included in trip prices. Licenses can be purchased for periods of one day or more.

PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE PUBLIC LAND USE FEES



3 Day Overnight – Float Fishing – Gunnison River (Gunnison Gorge NCA “Wilderness”)
3 Day Overnight – Float Fishing – Gunnison River (Gunnison Gorge NCA “Wilderness”)

Duration: 3 days
Price: Participant: $1,700.00

Overnight Float Fishing Multi-Day

Join us for the ideal way to see the Black Canyon of the Gunnison Gorge - from the inside! A true wilderness experience, this 14 mile river section combines wildlife and scenery with class II-III+ whitewater through one of the most spectacular canyons in Colorado. 

The RIGS Standard Trip is very popular with our customers. We might just as well call it the deluxe because it truly rivals anything else out there (Consider our Deluxe Format for upgrades and format differences).  On the Standard trip, we combine two clients and a guide per boat and divide the gear up accordingly as there is no dedicated gear boat.  The client group size is limited to 8 persons per launch (6 on the Deluxe format).            

The "Gold Medal Waters" of the Gunnison Gorge are famous for world-class Rainbow and Brown trout fishing.  This fishery commands serious respect as there are 8700 catchable fish per mile and more than 200 fish per mile that are over 18". Add 425 lbs per sample acre and you have something special.  World Renowned for the "Stone Fly Hatch", the Gorge also plays host to many other fine insect hatches making for a true bug factory.  While the Gunnison River sees moderate use, the Gorge, because of its remote location and challenging access, receives the least angling pressure of all the floatable sections. 

This unique desert environment also plays host to a diverse array of wildlife including Bighorn Sheep, Mule Deer, and Elk. Although seldom seen, many predators inhabit the Canyon, as well as a wide variety of birds of prey, including Golden Eagles and Osprey. If you can take your eye off the fly for a moment, you'll also witness breathtaking geology as some of the oldest rock in North America is exposed, making for stunning scenery.  Don't forget your camera as you come join us for a unforgettable experience.


*PLEASE NOTE: In order to legally fish in the State of Colorado, anyone 16 years or older must possess a valid Colorado State Fishing License. Fishing licenses can be purchased at our Full Service Fly Shop, or you can conveniently purchase them online through the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website. Cost of license is not included in trip prices. Licenses can be purchased for periods of one day or more.

PUBLIC LAND USE FEES APPLY



Full Day - Fly Fishing – Gunnison River (Gunnison Gorge NCA)
Full Day - Fly Fishing – Gunnison River (Gunnison Gorge NCA)

Duration: Full Day (includes lunch)
Price: 1 Person Guided Trip: $410.00
2 Person Guided Trip: $485.00
3 Person Guided Trip: $565.00
Walk Wade - Gunnison Gorge / Black Canyon - Year-Round Tailwater
Experience classic big western river fly fishing in the heart of Colorado's Gold Medal Trout Waters! The Gunnison River, Gorge National Conservation Area (BLM) offers world class fly fishing for massive rainbow, brown and cutthroat trout, all within an impressive desert canyon ecology.  Choose from over 10 miles of quality waters, with convenient access, allowing you and your guide to explore miles of pristine trout-laden waters.  

Spring conditions offer epic Blue Wing Olive (BWO) hatches, while the can't miss "Stone Fly Hatch" dominates May and June. Caddis Flies, PMD's, Yellow Sallies, Grasshopper & other terrestrials fill the remainder of the summer and fall with incredible angling opportunities. Don't miss this chance to experience Western Colorado's premiere trout fishery.  

*This trip is an excellent option for those that don't have the time to experience our 3-Day Gunnison Gorge Wilderness trip. Prices are per person.


*PLEASE NOTE: In order to legally fish in the State of Colorado, anyone 16 years or older must possess a valid Colorado State Fishing License. Fishing licenses can be purchased at our Full Service Fly Shop, or you can conveniently purchase them online through the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website. Cost of license is not included in trip prices. Licenses can be purchased for periods of one day or more.

PUBLIC LAND USE FEES APPLY


Full Day – Rafting – Gunnison River (Gunnison Gorge NCA “Wilderness”)
Full Day – Rafting – Gunnison River (Gunnison Gorge NCA “Wilderness”)

Duration: Long Full Day (includes lunch)
Price: Adult: $275.00
Skill Level: Beginner

Wilderness Rafting - Gunnison Gorge NCA

The ideal way to see the Gunnison Gorge and Black Canyon - from the inside! A true wilderness experience, this 14 mile river section combines incredible wildlife and scenery with class II-III+ whitewater, through one of the most spectacular canyons in Colorado.

Join us on a hike to the put-in from the canyon rim, 600 feet above the Gunnison River. From there, enjoy the pool-drop rapids below the Black Canyon National Park as we float the river through the Gunnison Gorge Wilderness.

The Gunnison Gorge is famous for its world-class fishing, geology, and wildlife, but sees moderate use because of its remote location, and challenging access.

Advanced reservations are required due to the restrictions placed on the number of people allowed on the river at any given time.

*All trips depart as scheduled regardless of weather conditions.



2 Day Overnight – Float Fishing - Gunnison Gorge (Gunnison Gorge NCA “Wilderness”)
2 Day Overnight – Float Fishing - Gunnison Gorge (Gunnison Gorge NCA “Wilderness”)

Duration: 2 days
Price: *Please Call*

Gunnison Gorge Overnight Trip

The ideal way to see the Gunnison Gorge and Black Canyon - from the inside! A true wilderness experience, this 14 mile river section combines incredible wildlife and scenery with class II-III+ whitewater, through one of the most spectacular canyons in Colorado. Food and overnight camping gear included.  Participants need to hike to the put-in from the canyon rim, 600 feet above the Gunnison River, (1 mile, downhill hike). From there, enjoy the pool-drop rapids below the Black Canyon National Park as we float the river through the Gunnison Gorge Wilderness.

*PLEASE NOTE: In order to legally fish in the State of Colorado, anyone 16 years or older must possess a valid Colorado State Fishing License. Fishing licenses can be purchased at our Full Service Fly Shop, or you can conveniently purchase them online through the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website.

PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE TAXES & FEES



2 Day "DELUXE" Overnight – Float Fishing - Gunnison Gorge (Gunnison Gorge NCA “Wilderness”)
2 Day "DELUXE" Overnight – Float Fishing - Gunnison Gorge (Gunnison Gorge NCA “Wilderness”)

Duration: 2 days
Price: *Please Call*

Deluxe Float n' Fish

A step up from our standard 2 day trip, the 2 day DELUXE provides a more intimate experience with the Gunnison River fishery. Smaller group size, additional amenities and services, and lighter rafts allow you to spend more time exploring the pools and runs of the Gunnison River Gorge and its Gold Medal Waters.

You won't be rushed to set up camp after chasing big fish all day. Our guides will set-up camp and prepare meals for you! Sit back, tell stories, and rest-up for another day in this spectacular setting.

A true wilderness experience, this 14 mile river section combines incredible wildlife and scenery with class II-IV whitewater through one of the most spectacular river canyons in Colorado.

Participants need to hike to the put-in from the canyon rim, 600 feet above the Gunnison River, (1 mile, downhill hike). From there, enjoy the pool-drop rapids below the Black Canyon National Park as we float the river through the Gunnison Gorge Wilderness.

*PLEASE NOTE: In order to legally fish in the State of Colorado, anyone 16 years or older must possess a valid Colorado State Fishing License. Fishing licenses can be purchased at our Full Service Fly Shop, or you can conveniently purchase them online through the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website.

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE PUBLIC LAND USE FEES