Stream Fishing

This trip is on the Piedra River noted for its abundance quality brown and rainbow trout. The fishing regulations require only artificial lures and flies, with a two fish limit. We fish a number of areas on the river, travel by horseback makes access to remote fishing areas much more possible. Day trips are semi-guided, and designed to leave early in the morning, with return at about 5pm. Saddle bag lunch is included.


Your adventure begins at the Jackson Mountain trailhead, we'll pack up Turkey Creek.  After a midway lunch stop, we'll continue on to our camp at 11,000' elevation. You'll find yourself surrounded by beautiful flowers and scenery throughout this 4-1/2 ride.

Our guides will take you on horseback day trips for sightseeing, photography, and of course fishing! With a lake in camp, you'll find beauty and relaxation are always within reach. Make sure you've got plenty of room on your camera for pictures, because you'll witness some truly stunning scenery!

Our camps are complete with tents (including cots and sleeping mats), cooks, guides, and wranglers. We prepare/provide meals, and serve on picnic tables in a cook tent. Shower facilities are even available, you might forget you're out in the wilderness!

All you need to bring is your personal gear, we'll handle the rest!

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180 Co Road 166     PO Box 4190     Pagosa Springs CO 81157

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