Rocky Mountain Expedition

Rocky Mountain National Park, The Colorado River, this is the perfect Colorado Fly Fishing experience

Rocky Mountain National Park is the perfect setting for this Colorado fishing Expedition. The Continental Divide runs right through the middle of the park creating two unique fisheries. We will start out on the east side catching Colorado’s state fish, the greenback cutthroat trout.  With some hiking, this is one of the best places in the state to catch these rare beauties.  After a quick drive over the continental divide on the famous Trail Ridge Road, we head into the wilderness of the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park, chasing another native colorado trout, the Colorado River Cutthroat. This section of the trip will provide the possibility for 100 fish days as we hike along trout filled streams up to high alpine lakes loaded with large trout that rarely see a hook.  We will top it all off with a full day float fishing trip on the Colorado River and a big banquet dinner.  This is certainly the perfect rocky mountain fishing experience.

2018 Trip Details

Session I: 7/5-7/19 Session II: 8/17-8/24 Duration: Session I: 15 Days/Session II: 8 Days Tuition: Session I: $3,875 / Session 2: $2,495 Arrive/Depart: Denver, CO Grades: Entering 10th - Entering Freshman Year of College Community Service Hours: 10

Rocky Mountain Highlights

•Catch and release the rare Greenback Cutthroat
•Explore Rocky Mountain National Park
•Fish and raft the world famous Colorado River
•Catch trophy-sized wild trout in in high alpine lakes
•Catch a fish on a fly you tied
•Volunteer with the National Park Service

Day 1:  Arrive in Denver, drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Day 2:  Fly fishing instruction in RMNP.

Day 3-6:  First backpacking/fly fishing trip into the wilderness of RMNP.

Day 7:  Community service project with RMNP.

Day 8-11:  Second backpacking/fly fishing trip into the wilderness of RMNP.

Day 12:  Front-country fly fishing and prep for float fishing trip.

Day 13:  Full day float fishing trip with local guides on the Colorado River.

Day 14:  Pool time at the Silverthorne Rec Center and the final banquet at The Historic Mint in Silverthorne.

Day 15:  Depart from Denver.


Species: Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Brook Tout.

Water: Top Secret small streams and lakes, the Colorado River.

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We have put together a list of all that you will need for a successful and comfortable expedition. We offer a rental program for most of the big ticket items like fly rods, reels, sleeping bags, etc..

Here is a link to download the complete Packing List Colorado Rocky Mountain Expediton. If you are interested in renting some or all of the big ticket items on the packing list click here to download the Equipment Rental Form.

Do I need to have fly fishing experience? 

No experience necessary. No matter your skill level your guides will work with you to make you a skilled fly fisherman or woman.

Do I need my own fishing equipment?

Students are responsible for their own fly rod, reel, line, and a few other personal fishing items. Please contact us for a full packing list. Don’t have your own? Not a problem. We have top quality Orvis rods and reels available to rent.

What other equipment will I need?

We will send you a full packing list if you are interested in signing up for one of our Adventure Academies. Group gear like tents, stoves, etc are all provided by LFFE. Personal gear such as sleeping bags and backpacks are all available to rent.

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What is Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions?

Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions specializes in teen fly fishing summer camps. Our teen fly fishing summer camps are not an ordinary lodge based kids fly fishing camps. At Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions we combine a teen adventure camp, youth fly fishing school, service learning, and community service to create our unique Teen Fly Fishing Adventure Academies. Our kids and teen fly fishing camps travel to the premier wilderness fly fishing and backcountry fly fishing locations throughout North America. Join us on an adventure of a lifetime. Become an experienced fly fisherman or woman while hiking, camping and fishing at our North Carolina Teen Fly Fishing Academy in the Smoky and Blue Ridge Mountains. Or explore Rocky Mountain fly fishing opportunities on one of our Colorado or Wyoming fly fishing expeditions. If you are looking for an ordinary teen summer tour, teen summer camp, or teen adventure you have come to the wrong place. If you are looking to learn new skills while on the adventure of a lifetime, try one of our youth/teen fly fishing summer camps or allow us to design a  custom adventure for your family, group, or school.