1 Day Wade / Walk Guided Service: This tail water fishery is wade/walk only. Wade & walk the Uncompahgre River in the Ridgeway State Park. One of Colorado’s best tail water fisheries below the Ridgeway Reservoir. Offering unparalleled fishing year round. Rehabilitation has put this river into prime habitat for Rainbow, Brown and Cut Throat trout. Catch & release waters with deep runs and large pools. 1 Guide per 2 anglers; Transportation provided from meeting point to river access by DVK.
Colorado’s Uncompahgre River; (so named by the Ute Indians and loosely translates to ‘red water spring’ and is likely a reference to the many hot springs in the vicinity), is a tributary of the Gunnison River, approximately 75 miles long, in southwestern Colorado.
About the Uncompahgre River; it forms Poughkeepsie Gulch and the Uncompahgre Gorge. The Uncompahgre Gorge is a deep mountain canyon formed by the river and Red Mountain Creek just south of Ouray, Colo. At the north end of the Gorge the Uncompahgre River flows into a deep box canyon which is home to Ouray Ice Park. The river is unnavigable in rafts except at high spring run off.
Fishing the Uncompahgre River: The best place to fish the river is 15 miles north of Ouray at Ridgway State Park. The tail water fishery below the dam (Pa-co-chu-puk) has been rehabilitated with bolder placements, log anchors and many features that provide excellent cover for the fish.
Meeting your guides: Wade and walk fly fishing – Lunch included on full day trips. Enjoy your day of incredible guided fly fishing! Day ends late afternoon and return to your arranged meeting location.
From $185 per person | Activity level: MODERATE
If you are rusty, we’d be happy to help with a Fly Fishing Clinic.