A letter from your guide

John Bocchino, Colorado Fishing Manager

Taylor River Lodge is your ideal base camp for single-day to multi-day fishing adventures. From May through October, we offer walk/wade trips, float trips, clinics, and premium multi-day fishing itineraries customized for our guests. Early season means big water, nymphs and streamers, and hungry trout. Once the summer hatches kick in and trout are looking up and feeding on the surface, it’s all about dry fly fishing. We get into some great hopper action by late summer, and if all of this weren’t enough, our salmon run is in full swing during September. Fall is a great time to fish in the Gunnison Valley, with golden aspens and bald eagles, and kokanee salmon and big aggressive trout on the move! Whether stalking wild trout in the mountains, matching the summer mayfly hatches, or floating the historic Gunnison River in a drift boat, it’s your day on the water and our Eleven guides are committed to making it your best day ever.

 

What will your trip look like?

We believe your trip should be about you. That means that no trip is ever the same. From the day we first talk with you, our travel professionals take your input and begin planning your dream itinerary. Just learning to fly fish? Our professional guides love to teach beginners on the lodge’s trout pond, and on nearby rivers and lakes. Like to float fish? Avid anglers can enjoy 26 miles of the Gunnison River in pursuit of big browns, rainbows, and kokanee salmon. Prefer to hike and wade? A myriad of mountain streams are nearby, where accurate casts with dries or nymphs can produce astounding wild trout.

In addition to our standard walk/wade and float trips, we offer the following premium single-day and multi-day fishing packages:

Learning to Fly – Introduction to fly fishing

Focused exclusively on beginner fly fishers, the emphasis is on instruction—casting, overview on gear, tackle and flies, reading water and methods for catching trout – all on Taylor River Lodge’s private water. Learn More…

HEADWATERS DOWN – UPPER GUNNISON RIVER FLOAT TRIPS

Premium drift boat trips from Almont down to the reservoir. Float a different stretch each day or repeat the ones you like best. Learn More…

Small Creek Adventures

Take a day or two to explore small creeks with specialized equipment to stalk native and wild trout in the mountains. Learn More…

Source-Down

Start with a walk and wade adventure up to the source of the Taylor River in Taylor Park, fishing beaver ponds and small creeks (Upper Taylor), and then progressing down the watershed to the lower Taylor River, and ultimately floating the Gunnison River on the final day. Learn More…

High Country Lake Adventure

Spend a day or two hiking to high alpine lakes to chase wild trout and native cutthroat. Great exercise and fun fishing. Learn More…

Match the Hatch

Focus on dry fly fishing and matching the hatch during the peak summer season. Includes identifying insects and their life cycles, fly selection, and presentation techniques. Learn More…

Gunnison Gorge Premium 3-Day Float Trip

If this trip isn’t on your trout fantasy bucket list, it should be. Spectacular multi-day float through the wilderness and gold medal waters of the Gunnison Gorge. Learn More…

 

Please note: All fishing packages must be booked in advance and are based on availability.

Getting Here

 

BY AIR:

The airports that are nearest to Taylor River Lodge (TRL) are as follows:

  • Gunnison Regional Airport (GUC), 25 minutes south of TRL
  • Montrose Regional Airport (MTJ), 90 minutes west of TRL
  • Aspen Regional Airport (ASE), 2.5 hours northwest of TRL via Kebler Pass
  • Grand Junction Regional Airport (GTJ), 3 hours west of TRL
  • Denver International Airport (DEN), 4 hours northeast of TRL

* One roundtrip airport transfer for guests is included for Gunnison and Montrose airports for property buyout stays.

 

BY GROUND:

Guests are welcome to drive to Taylor River Lodge

  • The physical address of Taylor River Lodge is:

10931 County Road 742, Taylor River Canyon, Almont, CO 81210

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