From Fourmile Lakes to Navajo Dam, the Ski and Bow Rack will get you ready to go with expert advice and top of the line outfitting!
"FREE!" Fly Fishing/Fly Casting Lessons Every Saturday from 10 am. to 12 pm.
All Full-Day Wade Trips: Please Call (970)264-2370 or email for Details
1 person: $325
2 person: $375
3 person: $450
(Add $75 per person fee for Los Pinos/Pine)
(Add $100 per person fee for EFR)
Half-Day Wade Trips:
(San Juan River, CO)
1 person: $250
2 person: $275
3 person: $325
(San Juan River, CO. & NM. or Rio Grande River, CO.)
Max 2 people per boat: $450
(Vallecito Lake, Spin or Fly)
1-2 people: $450
3-4 people: $550
1-2 people: $350
3-4 people: $450
Full-Day Guided Trips include lunch & drinks, transportation, and all fishing equipment.
Half-Days do not include lunches.
Not Included in Prices on Guided Trips: Fishing License or Gratuities for Guides.
Snow Angel Ranch, Pagosa Springs, CO
The Snow Angel Ranch is one of the best kept secrets of the area. Enjoy catching trophy-sized trout of all four species out of one of the three Lakes or in the creek while feeling like you've taken a step back in time.
Very beginner friendly and easy access with very positive results.
Accessible & Fishable: April to November
Navajo River, Chromo, CO
The Navajo River is an amazing trout stream located 23 miles from Pagosa Springs. With some habitat improvements done on the stream, expect large trout of all four species. The Navajo River is a beautiful river valley with trophy-sized trout and here Grand Slams are possible.
This location is more suited for intermediate to advanced anglers in fair to good physical shape, though beginners can benefit greatly from this once in a lifetime experience.
Accessible & Fishable: March to December
The East Fork Ranch, Pagosa Springs, CO
The EFR is located just a few miles NE of downtown Pagosa Springs. The EFR has rarely been fished in the last 100 years, and we are the first Guide Service ever to guide this very exclusive private property. Come enjoy catching Rainbow, Brown, Brook, & Cutthroat Trout on one of the many pools in our 5 miles of the East Fork of the San Juan. Try some smaller creek fishing in the canyons of Quartz Creek or on one of the lakes.
Good location for all physical and angling abilities.
Accessible & Fishable: May-November
("Additional Rod Fees")
The Los Pinos (Pine River Tailwater), Bayfield/Vallecito, CO
The Los Pinos/Pine River Tailwater is a bottom-release tailwater fishery that is totally private from the base of Vallecito Dam to Ignacio, CO. As a tailwater, this river is an extremely fertile fishery because most of the landowners along the Pine manage their properties as Wild Trout, Fly Fishing Only, and Catch & Release Waters. The Pine River & its trout are best compared to the Frying Pan or Taylor Rivers minus the people and fishing pressure. Crystal-clear waters, lots of insect life (food), and Very Large, Old, Wise, Wild Trout, make fore huge fish on light line with small flies. This is a truly unique fishery with average-sized trout of 20"-24" & 4-6 lbs. with fish up to 20+lbs lurking about.
Recommended for advanced, experienced fly fishers, easy access, but strong wading abilities are a bonus to land these beasts. Be ready to Run or Swim!!!
Accessible & Fishable: Year-Round!
("Additional Rod Fees")
Piedra River, Wilderness in Archuleta County, CO
The Piedra is a very high quality "Wild" trout fishery, managed as "Artificial Fly & Lure Only, Catch & Release River" for around 18 miles of public "Walk-in or Horse-Only Access" which in turn equals less people and fishing pressure and high population of happy, hungry, wild trout. Piedra translates to "Rock" in English which explains it well: a semi-remote to remote, rocky river flowing through beautiful box canyons, rocky rapids, and open meadows. You can expect average fish of Wild Browns & Rainbows in the 12-16" range with larger fish caught regularly. Piedra can be an awesome dry-fly river in the Summer months also with good hatches and great terrestrial fishing.
Suited best for people in good physical shape, but any angling ability from beginner to advanced will enjoy this fishery.
Accessible & Fishable: April to December
San Juan River, Pagosa Springs, CO
San Juan River in Downtown Pagosa Springs, CO. is managed by the CPW & Town of Pagosa Quality Fishing Project. Currently the river has had massive amounts of stream habitat work done through town and is stocked with Rainbow Trout from fingerlings - 12 inches by CPW and 12"-20" Rainbows planted by the PQFP with Browns stocked at fingerling size by CPW or Wild. There are 2 miles of public access through town with a great pool-to-pool ratio. You can expect to hook Rainbows and Browns averaging 12"-20" with good numbers of Wild & Holdover fish mixed in some up to 24+" 5+lbs. or bigger. A few 10-15lb. fish are caught each year in Downtown. If you are short on time, want to learn to fly fish, or just learn more & tune up your skills on public, more-pressured waters? Please consider booking a guided trip with one of our expert guides. Hey, you may catch the Trophy Trout of a Lifetime!
Anyone can easily fish the San Juan in Downtown no matter fishing ability or physical ability; very friendly access and fishing.
Accessible & Fishable: Year-Round!
(Half Days Available)
Rio Grande River, South Fork, CO
The Rio Grande is one of the few "Big River" fisheries in SW CO. The Rio is a broad river full of long, glassy pools with very easy, relaxing floats. The Rio is also probably the buggiest river in the area with multiple hatches daily throughout warmer months of the year and offers fantastic dry-fly fishing. High populations of average-sized Brown Trout 10-14" & a few Rainbows of all sizes reside in the upper river upstream of South Fork, and you will find lower numbers of larger 16-20" Browns & a few more Rainbows from South Fork downstream. Most years the Rio Grande will fish well from March to December and have good Boating flows from April to October. This is also a fun river to fish streamers or mouse patterns, especially in higher or murkier water conditions and will usually pick-up the biggest of fish of the year.
Friendly fishery, easy wading and/or floating on a boat or raft, the Rio Grande is an enjoyable trip for all abilities, angling &/or physical.
Accessible & Fishable: March-November.
Ski and Bow Rack’s Guides provide only the best fishing equipment from Korkers, R.L. Winston, Ross Reels, Orvis, & Scientific Anglers.
Fly Fishing Classes