Colorado Adventure

The perfect introduction to fly fishing and backpacking in the Rocky Mountains.

Rocky Mountain National Park is the perfect setting for one of our fishing Adventures. The mountains are packed with numerous small streams and lakes that are absolutely loaded with eager trout. We will start the trip off with a lot of one on one instruction on a river within casting distance of our frontcountry campsite. After everyone has got the hang of catching, fighting, and releasing some trout we will head into the backcountry in search of some bigger fish. The amazing adventure will culminate with a chance at a trophy trout during a float fishing trip on one of Colorado’s most famous rivers, and a delicious banquet dinner before everyone heads home the next day.

2018 Trip Details

Session I: 6/26-7/3 Session II: 7/5-7/12 Session III: 8/8-8/15 Duration: 8 days Tuition: $2,495.00 Grades: Session I/IIEntering 7-10 Session III Entering 9th-12th Arrive/Depart: Denver, CO Community Service Hours: 5

Rocky Mountain Highlights

•Backpack in the Rocky Mountains
•Volunteer with the National Park Service
•Fish and raft the world famous Colorado or Arkansas Rivers
•Catch a fish on a fly you tied
•Catch trophy-sized wild trout in in high alpine lakes
•Explore Rocky Mountain National Park

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

Day 2-5: Backcountry fly fishing school in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Day 6: Service project with Rocky Mountain National Park.

Day 7: Float fishing with local guides, Silverthorne Rec Center, and final banquet at the Historic Mint in Silverthorne.

Day 8: Depart from Denver.

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

Water: Top Secret small streams and lakes, Arkansas/Colorado Rivers.

Are you ready to enroll? Click Here to register online or give us a call at (828) 577-8204 to enroll over the phone.

Do you have more questions? Give us a call at (828) 577- 8204, or send us an email at and we will be happy to answer all your questions. If you are looking for more information click on the Request Information tab at the top right of our homepage and we will happily give you a call and  email you some more info.

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..

Click the link to view the complete Packing List Colorado Adventure. 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 like 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.