Half Day Float Trip

$
425
/ Boat
Capacity:
1 - 2 anglers
Days:
Daily
Duration:
4 hours
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We offer half day float trips on the Roaring Fork, Frying Pan, and Colorado Rivers near Aspen, Colorado. Float trips are best suited to more experienced anglers, but we'll accomodate you and tailor the trip to your specific experience level. Our float fishing guides are all experienced guiding these rivers and we'll help you find the best parts of the river that are not over fished. We have several sections of river available to float depending on conditions.

 
What is Included:
Drinks & Snacks
Flies
Tackle
Rod & Reel
Rod & Reel if needed
Waders and Boots
Rates
Per
Capacity
Dates
Duration
Price
Boat
1 - 2
 anglers
Daily4 hours
$
425
Availability
Fishing Waters
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As a tributary of the Colorado, and the Frying Pan and Crystal as its main tributaries, it’s no wonder that large stretches of the Roaring Fork are ranked as Wild Trout and Gold Medal ... morefisheries. Originating high on the western edge of the Continental Divide near Independence Pass, this steep gradient river is aptly named. During its 70 mile run, the river drops over 7,000 feet, generating speed, turbulence and Class I to VI rapids. The Roaring Fork Watershed is vast, draining over 1,450 square miles, an area comparable in size to Rhode Island.

Above Aspen, the upper waters can be waded and are flush with brown and rainbow trout. Located in the White River National Forest public access is plentiful and well marked. The distance between Aspen to Carbondale, a 4200 ft. drop, is a highly regarded section for fly fishers and is also easily accessed off Route 82.

From Aspen to Basalt, the river loses gradient with another 1300 foot drop but picks up volume from surrounding mountain waters. Most of this section is designated as Wild Trout Water indicating that the river can support trout through an entire, natural life cycle. At Basalt the Frying Pan joins the Roaring Fork and the volume of water increases significantly. The 28 mile distance between Basalt and the confluence with the Colorado at Glenwood Springs is the famed Gold Medal run. The Crystal River converges with the Fork near Carbondale and maintains the Gold medal moniker that started at Basalt.

Restrictions apply in the designated waters and vary from section to section and from season to season, so it’s important to obtain current information before casting off. The Upper part of the river is good for wading. Floating is best suited for the lower stretches but requires someone experienced in whitewater navigation.
Outfitter
Aspen Fly Fishing has been guiding clients in the Roaring Fork Valley for 20 years. We offer full and half day wade and float trips. Our wade trips are generally on the Frying Pan ... moreor the Roaring Fork between Aspen and Basalt. We float several sections of the Roaring Fork and the Colorado rivers. Our primary focus is on providing the best guided fishing in the valley but we do have a small retail shop located right in the heart of downtown Aspen.
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Fishing
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  • Cancellations made 14 days before will be fully refunded.
  • Cancellations made 7 days before will be refunded 50% of the amount paid.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
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