AVAILABLE DATES: SEPTEMBER 6-8, 2017 or SEPTEMBER 9-11, 2017
The Gunnison Gorge, below the Black Canyon National Park in western Colorado, is a 14 mile wilderness journey combining spectacular scenery with one of Colorado’s finest Gold Medal fisheries. A mile hike down the Chuckar Trail brings us to the river and the narrow canyon carved through the polished Protereozoic schist and gneiss formations. Mild rapids punctuate the crystal clear pools on the first day as we enter this secluded retreat. The Gunnison Gorge is arguably the most beautiful 3-day float fishing trip in the West. The Gunnison River is world famous for its prolific German Brown and Rainbow trout population with more fish per mile than any other Colorado river. The latest counts show 7,000 fish per mile! Float fishing is the only way to access several prime holding areas in the canyon.
Our fishing trips are 3 days to allow plenty of time to walk-wade early in the morning and into the evening from camp after a day of fishing from our rafts at a leisurely pace. We stop to allow anglers to fish secluded water as we slowly make our way to a different camp each night. We select isolated camps for each night we are on the river where our guides prepare wholesome meals from fresh ingredients including our own Dutch oven recipe delights. Our evenings are filled with conversations of the day’s events, quiet relaxation time or more fishing with the evening hatch. The Gunnison Gorge is punctuated with Class III rapids which add to the excitement of the trip.
◾Meeting Location: Gunnison River Pleasure Park ( 8949 Pleasure Park Rd, Hotchkiss, CO 81419)
◾Average meeting time: 8 am
◾Lunch included in ticket price
AUGUST 26-27, 2017
Join us for a spectacular getaway of serenity and adventure in the Gunnison Gorge. End your summer by completely disconnecting in nature, having adventure through the rapids and building memories at the riverside camp. Something you don’t want to miss! Limited capacity: 12 people.
Adult – $495
Youth – (12 & Under) – $480
Duration- 2 Days
The Gunnison Gorge, below the Black Canyon National Park in western Colorado, is a 14 mile two day wilderness journey combining spectacular canyon scenery with one of Colorado’s finest Gold Medal fisheries. A mile hike down the Chukar Trail brings us to the river and the narrow canyon carved through the polished Protereozoic schist and gneiss formations. Mild rapids punctuate the crystal clear pools on the first day as we enter this secluded retreat. Our isolated camp provides a peaceful refuge to enjoy a sumptuous dinner after fishing or hiking.
The second day brings a narrowing canyon, a steeper gradient in the river and exciting pool-drop rapids that appear one right after another. Depending on the water level, these Class III rapids demand either intricate maneuvering or a wild dash through boat-swamping holes and waves. After the rush of whitewater rapids, the Hall of the River King envelops us in a mystical silence prior to the canyon walls receding to rolling sage hills. Our lunch stop at the Smith Fork provides a fun opportunity to explore the waterfalls and drop pools in this side canyon. The whitewater rafting trip concludes at the confluence with the North Fork.
2 Day Package
Meeting Location: Gunnison River Pleasure Park ( 8949 Pleasure Park Rd, Hotchkiss, CO 81419)
Average meeting time: 8am
Lunch included in ticket price
Salida Annual FIBArk Festival June 15 – 18, 2017 http://www.fibark.com/
The 8th Annual Royal Gorge Whitewater Festival (RGWF) features kayak, stand up paddle board, raft, and river board competitions along with other events to promote the outdoors and an active lifestyle. The Arkansas River roars through the Royal Gorge and immediately enters Cañon City. The Whitewater Park is in the western portion of Cañon City, just a little over a mile from the end of the Royal Gorge. The RGWF celebrates the Arkansas River and highlights the many recreational opportunities it presents. Not only will you enjoy the festival event but there is plenty of food, beer, vendors, and entertainment for the entire family.