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 in the summer months (June-Sept.) from 10 am. to 12 pm.
Rates: Please Call (970)264-2370 or email for Details
Full-Day Private Wade Trips:
1 person: $375
2 person: $425
3 person: $525
(+Additional Rod Fees)
Full-Day Public Wade Trips:
1 person: $350
2 person: $400
3 person: $500
Half-Day Private Wade Trips:
1 person: $300
2 person: $375
3 person: $475
(+Additional Rod Fees)
Half-Day Public Wade Trips:
1 person: $250
2 person: $300
3 person: $400
(San Juan River, CO. & NM. or Rio Grande River, CO.)
Max 2 people per boat: $475
(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.
Fairway (San Juan River), Pagosa Springs, CO
Fairway is located on the San Juan River below the town of Pagosa Springs and is managed as a fly-fishing only, catch-and-release only stretch of water. It boasts phenomenal fishing for such easy, quick access to the river. Great for beginners looking for less-pressured water and room to practice. Expect wild rainbows and browns 10-25+"
Good location for all physical and angling abilities.
Accessible & Fishable: Year Round!
Additional Rod Fees: $25 Half Day / $50 Full Day
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
Additional Rod Fees: N/A Full Day Only
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
Additional Rod Fees: $25 Full Day Only
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: $75 Full Day Only
San Juan National Forest
Ski & Bow Rack is permitted to guide some of the best public waters in the San Juan National Forest, including Williams Creek, the Piedra River, Weminuche Creek, the East Fork of the San Juan River, Turkey Creek, and many others. The National Forest boasts a wide variety of fishing opportunities, from small creeks brimming with eager 6-14" wild trout, to larger streams home to trophy fish over 20". Clients who fish these waters have a good chance of catching the "Colorado Grand Slam" - rainbow, brook, brown, and cutthroat trout in a single day. Many of these fisheries are easily accessible by vehicle, but there are also some excellent options for single-day hike-in fishing trips for those who would like to venture a little further into the backcountry.
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, Simms, Orvis, & Scientific Anglers.
* Ski & Bow Rack is an equal opportunity employer and service provider operating under special use permit on the San Juan National Forest.
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