Five Day Horseback Wilderness Camp Fishing Trips
Wilderness Camp Fishing Trips
5-Day | Fly Fishing | Horseback
Our five-day wilderness camp trips are for anglers wanting a true adventure. Our horseback summer camp is in one of the most remote locations in the Flat Tops Wilderness, and correspondingly most remote locations in the 48 States! There will be 4-6 guests on these trips, guided by an experienced backcountry crew of three staff members. Groups of 4 or more can book these trips exclusively to their group.
Guests should be prepared for a 4-5hr horseback ride into camp, a traditional canvas wall tent camp setup, and world-class fishing in spots that rarely get fished. Small stream native cutthroat fishing is available right from camp, while trophy lake trout and cutthroat fishing in pristine alpine lakes is a short ride away.
7 AM Arrival at the Ranch. Late afternoon return on the fifth day.
Price includes guide/staff, meals, and drinks (excludes alcohol).
Basic fly fishing gear.
The price does not include your fishing license or guide tip (typically 10-20%).
Please purchase your license before arrival.
Day 1 – Ride into Headwater’s Camp. Guests can fish that evening in the headwaters of White River while staff prepares camp.
Day 2 – Ride and fish 1st alpine lake
Day 3 – Ride and fish 2nd alpine lake
Day 4 – Hiking day – small stream fishing and closer alpine lakes
Day 5 – Ride back to Ranch
Base price is per angler for a 5-Day Fishing Trip/Wilderness Camp. 2 Angler minimum to book
Jimmy has taken his passion for the outdoors and turned it into a way of life. He is an avid hunter, angler, skier, and backpacker.
More Pricing Information
You can also pay a 50% deposit now and a final payment before your trip.
$5225.00 Per Person Per Experience
Please note that there is a 50% non-refundable deposit included with your booking fee. In case of cancellation, and in accordance with the Host's cancellation policy, the remaining 50% may be returned to you or applied towards rescheduling a future trip.
- Experienced/Professional Local Guide
- Seasoned Trail Horses for Transport and Packing
- Well Equipped Wall-Tent Style Camps
- All Fly Fishing Gear
- 3 "Wilderness Style" Meals a Day
- Weather Appropriate Hunting Attire
- Valid Hunting License / Tags
- Personal Hunting Gear
- Overnight Supplies
Rules & Guidelines
Anglers 16 and older must buy and carry a fishing license to take fish, amphibians, and crustaceans. Bag limits may apply.
Residents 65 and older may obtain an annual senior fishing license.
Anglers using a second rod, hand-line, or tip-up must purchase a Second-Rod Stamp. This includes seniors and youths under the age of 16.
The best gear you can bring is the right state of mind to enjoy the wilderness. Colorado serves up a high percentage of perfect sunny days in the summer; the fish bite all day, wildlife abounds and there are mind boggling views. However, the area is a remote and wild place. Weather and many other variables can affect your trip. Having the right attitude for this type of trip can make or
break your experience.
Our day trips are perfect for trying out new gear, but use all your gear before bringing it on our multi-day trips. This especially applies to boots, day packs and safety equipment. New, not-worn in boots can ruin a trip. Making sure your day pack fits well will make your trip more enjoyable.
If you are coming with a group, please try to limit duplicate items. Work with each other to organize who brings what. Everywhere we go requires pack stock. We want to avoid packing unneeded weight. This lessens the impact on the wilderness (less pack animals used) and allows staff to focus on guiding activities instead of caring for more pack animals.
The weather in June-August is usually sunny with highs in the 55-70 degree range and night time temps in the 40-50 degree range. Just keep in mind, the altitude does allow any day to turn out to be a winter day. A large portion of our area is around 10k to above 11k.
On day trips, you can get away with most all clothing materials as long as you make sure to bring decent rain gear. On multi-day trips, stay away from cotton, i.e. Carhartt, blue jeans, cotton socks, etc… When cotton gets wet it is useless and it will exacerbate suboptimal weather’s effect on your body. Focus on wool and synthetics. There is a lot of newer technology clothing that is lightweight, packable, warm and dries quickly.
Don’t hesitate to give us a call about any specific gear questions.