Estes Park, Colorado Activities
Are you an experienced fly fisherman or have you just wanted to give it a try? Then fishing in Estes Park, CO and Rocky Mountain National Park is perfect. The variety of terrain and stream types makes for a different adventure every day. Whether you’d like to venture out on your own or with a guide, spend a few nights with us and a few days exploring the rivers and lakes for beautiful fish.
The name on your fish may be temporary as many areas, including most areas in the National Park, are catch and release. Many of the fish are protected so catch ’em, kiss ’em and release ’em. That’s ok, you know the story, “the one that got away.” Besides, you can get a good trout dinner at the Sundeck Restaurant right on property.
If you are an experienced fisher there are several places in town to get the scoop on where the fish are biting, buy the stuff that makes the fish want to bite your hook, as well as all the other accessories needed to enjoy the quiet solitude of fishing in our beautiful mountains. Scot’s Sporting Goods is just down the street from the hotel or stop by The Laughing Grizzly Fly Shop in Longmont off of Hwy 66 on your way up to Estes Park.
If you have never fished before, want lessons in fly fishing or want a guided fishing tour, there are options for this as well.
For a little more adventure, there are outfitters in the local area who will take you on overnight fishing trips. If this is for you, get a good night’s rest at Alpine Trail Ridge Inn, leave your car with us while you enjoy your time in the mountains, then stay with us for a hot shower and comfortable bed before you make your way home.
If the family vacation isn’t geared to focus on fishing but the kids want to dangle a line in the water, Trout Haven guarantees a successful catch. Just a 1/4 mile from the hotel Trout Haven is located on a private pond so no license is required. They have all the necessary equipment, you pay by the inch for what you catch and they will pack your fish for travel.
Don’t forget your sunglasses and sunscreen!
To make reservations for your stay at Alpine Trail Ridge Inn call 1-800-233-5023 or book online.