Backcountry Fly Fishing

Filed in Summer Day Tours by on May 8, 2017

Join us for a backcountry fishing experience unlike what you might find on the bigger rivers. Our guides have been hiking and wade fishing our local small streams, beaver ponds and lakes for many years and are looking forward to sharing these places with you. There are “drive to” and “hike to” options throughout the Vail area. Come discover the other side of Vail fishing.


Small streams provide the angler with less intimidating wading so you can focus on fishing for brookies, browns, and native cutthroat trout. If you are new to fly fishing, our guides can show you the basics. If you are a seasoned “trout bum,” come explore the pools and riffles with us.

What You Get

  • Guides: Maximum participant to guide ratio of 3:1 
  • The Day: Trip length is from lodging pickup to drop-off. Full day is 5-7 hours, Half Day is 3-4 hours
  • Transportation: We will pick you up and drop you off
  • Food: Snacks are provided on the Half Day trips. Lunch is provided on the Full Day trips.
  • Gear: Fly rods, waders, and tackle included
  • Rental: We rent rods and waders for self-guided trips. $25 each or $50 for both per day
  • Not Included: Colorado Fishing License (one day license available at local shops or online: Under the age of 16 does not require a license

Why Paragon Guides

  • Experience: Paragon has been guiding in the Vail backcountry since 1978.
  • Reputation: The majority of our participants come back year after year. Click HERE to see what our previous clients think about us.
  • Terrain: We have one of the most extensive permits in the White River National Forest including both the Holy Cross and Eagles Nest Wilderness areas.
  • Time: Save time by letting us plan your day. Your vacation has enough going on.


# of Persons Half Day Full Day
1 $295 $435
2 $185 ea $270 ea
3 $160 ea $210 ea

Note: For groups of 2-3 participants, an additional guide is often hired to provide for more individual instruction and assistance; cost is $100 for a Half Day and $200 for a Full Day.


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