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peaceful Fly Fishing in Telluride

Serene, uncrowded and filled with abundant brown and rainbow trout, Telluride's rivers, streams and lakes offers some of the best float and fly fishing in Colorado. From the easy pocket waters of the San Miguel River to the challenging currents of the Lower Dolores River, the Telluride area offers ample fishing opportunities for anglers of every age and ability. Enjoy a guided fishing tour of local rivers and lakes, where you'll improve your skills and bond with friends. Or, get out and explore the area's best fishing holes all on your own. Whatever way you choose to go fishing, you'll enjoy an angler's paradise surrounded by the beauty of Telluride, Colorado's scenic mountains and untouched natural landscapes.

Telluride Outside offers many options for guided Fly-Fishing Adventures from a half-day trip in the San Miguel or Upper Dolores to a full-day trip in the Umcompahgre River. A half day fly fishing trip is a great opportunity for first timers to "get your feet wet" with a modest time commitment and for experienced anglers to make a quick strike on high quality water. A full day trip opens the playbook for a more immersive experience without the time constraints of a half day trip. More water choices are available and you have the freedom to potentially fish several parts of any given river over the course of the day.

For more information & pricing for a Fly-Fishing Adventure with Telluride Outside, please click here. 


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  • In What rivers and streams Can I Go fishing in Telluride?

    As one of the favorite activities in Telluride, locals and visitors can enjoy float and fly fishing at area rivers and streams, all located within a short drive from Mountain Lodge Telluride. Fish for brown trout on the legendary Gunnison River, the Upper and Lower Dolores River, the San Miguel River, and the Uncompahgre River. Riverside midges, stoneflies, sculpins, and mayflies offer a diverse selection of bait.
  • Do they offer any guided fishing tours?

    Telluride is a popular destination for fishing, and several local companies offer all-season guided float and fly fishing tours. Beginner fishermen and seasoned anglers can enjoy half-day and full-day fly fishing trips on the San Miguel River, the Uncompahgre River and the Upper Dolores River. Full day fishing trips are offered on the Lower Dolores River and the Gunnison River. For more information or to book a fishing tour, visit our local vendors: Telluride Outside or San Miguel Anglers.
  • Our Concierge team would be more than happy to book any adventure for you, or if you have any additional questions, please call our Concierge team at 970-369-6116. Or email them at

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