Fly-Fishing Heaven Right Here On Earth

The truth be told, Rainbow Trout Ranch actually started out as one of Colorado’s premier fishing destinations. By the early 1900’s the ranch had already become a noted fisherman’s paradise, with even a private fishing club established on our property for a select group of sportsmen. Throughout the years, as we grew to become one of America’s favorite family dude ranch destinations, our status as a premier fly-fishing ranch also flourished, with many thanks and kudos to our best-in-class guides and the care and attention of our seasoned ranch hands.

With no need to worry about stories of big whoppers for your friends back home, you can enjoy the ultimate in fly-fishing surrounded by the glorious scenery of the San Juan Mountains. We’re sure you’ll be hooked in no time!

Fly-fishing in the creek

Showing off the catchTop 5 Fly-fishing Resorts
“This was easily the best vacation of my life. It has always been my dream to visit a ranch, and it went beyond anything I could have imagined. Our horses were terrific and well suited to all of us. Your staff is outstanding – what a talented group! Thank you for your hospitality and thank you again for all the incredible riding, great food, beautiful scenery, wonderful fishing and very happy children. Julia does not want to leave – neither do I.” M. Sonis and the whole family
Chapel Hill, North Carolina



Fly-fishing Knots

The picture on the right shows one typical system for fly fishing. It shows examples of knots that can be used at each junction. The purpose of the tippet is to prolong the life of the leader by replacing it when enough has been lost through breakage, re-tying flies, or damage on snags.

Diagram of fly-fishing knots


Fly-fishing in the Conejos River


Come Fish the Magic of the Conejos River with Us