Taylor River Lodge, Colorado – USA

Secluded and Exclusive Fly fishing

Tucked away in the awe-inspiring Taylor Canyon, Taylor River Lodge in Colorado, USA prides itself on being an exclusive hideout for the discerning traveler. Along with fly fishing; think hiking, river rafting, horseback riding, a relaxing spa treatment, the soothing sound of the river, and farm-to-table dining. It is a place for retreating, recreating and connecting. Guests will leave their technology at home, relinquish their everyday life and fully embrace the Colorado “off-the-grid” mentality.


Spectacular variety of fly fishing in Colorado

If you want it all; a gorgeous remote setting, a spectacular variety of fly fishing rivers, lakes, ponds, streams and small creeks suitable to anglers of all ability levels, a range of adventure activities, and casually elegant accommodations with fine attention to service and detail, then Taylor River Lodge in Colorado, USA is the place.

There is no compromising on the quality of fly fishing options; whether you prefer to walk and wade or simply drift through some of the world’s most beautiful scenery, just tell your guide and he will take you to the locations.

Avid fly fishers can enjoy 26 miles of the Gunnison River in pursuit of big brown trout, rainbow trout, and kokanee salmon. Alternatively anglers can access a myriad of mountain streams nearby, where accurate casts with dries or nymphs can produce astounding wild trout. There is also a mile of semi-private water right in front of the lodge where you can wet a line whenever the mood strikes you, whether looking for one-last-cast that day or taking a break from the many other non-fishing activities that are available.

In the early season it is possible to go pike fishing on the flats of Taylor Reservoir, or fish the feeder stream inlets at Blue Mesa for rainbows, browns and cutthroat.

Off-the-grid comfort

Blue sky, emerald green pine trees and granite cliffs frame all of your adventures at Taylor River Lodge in Colorado, USA. Formerly used as a locals general store for fishing and tackle, the property has since been transformed into a private, eight-cabin retreat open from late May through mid-October.

The off-the-grid location deep in Colorado’s Taylor Canyon is the perfect setting for friends, families and corporate groups to unplug and reconnect. Fishing is at the heart of the experience, with a stocked trout pond and a mile stretch of semi-private river steps from the cabins, and the Gunnison River minutes away for float trips.

The surrounding mountains offer rugged single track and scenic hiking trails, and the on-site, rock climbing wall, archery and hatchet throwing area will make you nostalgic for your Scout days. After a day outdoors, steam and soak in the Bathhouse or cozy up in the main lodge with a good book. Evenings take on a campfire vibe with stargazing and s’mores around the communal fire pit.

Two single family homes and six cabins still have their 1940s board-and-chink bones but have been renovated with en suite bathrooms and personal steam showers. The design blends international touches, like Moroccan rugs and Indian block-printed pillows with vintage finds, such as hickory wood rocking chairs and antler-framed mirrors.

Meals at Taylor River Lodge showcase locally-sourced ingredients from the Rocky Mountain’s top farms and purveyors. Each meal can be catered to your dietary preferences whether served in a family-style, three or five-course seasonal format. Dinners featuring dishes like smoked pulled pork with heirloom grit soufflé and cast iron chicken with cornbread panzanella salad with watercress and apple cider jus are just some of what the guests can expect. Guests of all ages love nostalgic touches, such as home-made s’mores waiting fireside after dinner.

Secluded and Exclusive

Tucked away in a secluded canyon near Crested Butte, the exclusive Taylor River Lodge is the perfect place to get back to nature and sample Colorado’s great outdoors at their very best.

Due to its location the lodge can either be a stand alone itinerary or part of a larger combination trip either focusing in central USA or taking in the east and/or west coasts.