Are you looking for an idyllic getaway where you can lose the stress and hubbub of daily life? If you’re ready to bask in a gorgeous remote setting, enjoy spectacular fishing opportunities, try out a range of adventure activities, and experience casually elegant accommodations—Taylor River Lodge is the place. With a mile of semi-private water right out front of the door, you can wet a line whenever the mood strikes you. Unplugging from daily routines and responsibilities just to focus on the moment is a relaxing feeling that you’ll want to take home with you after staying with us.
If you’re new to fishing, our professional guides love to teach beginners on the lodge’s stocked trout pond, rivers, and lakes. Like to float fish? Avid anglers can enjoy 26 miles of the Gunnison River in pursuit of big browns, rainbows, and kokanee salmon. If you enjoy hiking and wading, there are a lot of mountain streams nearby, where accurate casts with dries or nymphs can produce wild trout. There is also early-season pike fishing on the flats of Taylor Reservoir and feeder stream inlets at Blue Mesa for rainbows, browns and cutthroats.
Along with all of the amazing fishing opportunities, the Taylor River Lodge works to provide a great experience in hospitality as well, making it stand out from other Colorado fly fishing lodges. You’ll enjoy our comfortable accommodations and stellar food and drink options. The property spans over eight acres, with riverfront cabins for couples and larger family cabins nestled among pine trees. With an abundance of easy-to-navigate pathways, you can find your way to the reception and fly shop, as well as a big lodge area for eating and relaxing. We also have a spa building with a pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and massage treatment rooms. You won’t need to worry if you’re an avid angler who likes to travel with non-angling friends or family members. There’s something for everyone at Taylor Ridge Lodge.
Below, you’ll find our answers to several of the questions you might be asking, including:
WHAT TYPES OF FISHING CAN WE DO?
Full and half-day floats, walk and wade trips, powerboats on the lakes, classes, clinics and private lessons. Trout fishing for rainbows, browns, cutthroat and brookies, plus northern pike and kokanee salmon.
WHEN DO THE HATCHES OCCUR?
Excellent hatches begin in late June and run through October. Mayflies, caddis and stoneflies emerge throughout the season to please the dry fly aficionado. Love to fish the PMDs or Green Drakes? Just ask us about the peak times.
WHAT IF I’M JUST LEARNING TO FLY FISH?
Taylor River fly fishing is fantastic. There is no better place to learn how to fly fish. Take lessons with our professional guides and then apply what you learn on the nearby rivers and lakes.
WHAT IF I CAN’T COME DURING PEAK SEASON?
It’s no secret, but early and late season offers some of the best fishing for aggressive fish with fewer people around, and it’s a great time for nymphing and streamers. These are the best times to chase those really large wild trout!
WHAT GEAR DOES ELEVEN PROVIDE?
All necessary fishing gear is included in your trip, spinning or fly. For fly fishing, we use mostly 8.5 to 9-foot rods in 4 to 6-weights with floating lines. Waders, wading shoes, flies, lanyards, we’ve got it covered. Top equipment from Sage, Simms, Scott, Nautilus, Airflow, Rio, S.A, Ross and more.
Currently, we open our doors to guests between May 23rd and October 15th.
Tucked away in the awe-inspiring Taylor Canyon, Taylor River Lodge prides itself on being an exclusive hideout for the discerning traveler. Along with Taylor River fly fishing, there is hiking, river rafting, horseback riding, a relaxing spa treatment, the soothing sound of the river, and farm-to-table dining. It’s a place for retreating, relaxing, and connecting. Guests will leave their technology at home, relinquish their everyday life and fully embrace the Colorado “off-the-grid” mentality. If you are ready to experience one of the best Colorado fly fishing lodges, Taylor River Lodge is the place for you.
Some of the highlights of our breathtaking property include:
Six private queen-bed cabins–three with twin-bed lofts, three without lofts
Royal Wulff with two queen-bed suites and lofted bunk room
Green Drake with two king-bed suites and a bunk room
Main lodge offering communal dining space, bar, fireplace lounge and riverfront seating
Bathhouse including steam room, sauna, and hot tub
Gym and spa facility with two treatment rooms
Game cabin with pool table, foosball and a dartboard
Private climbing wall
Outdoor BBQ space
Rainbow trout stocked casting pond
Eight-acre property grounds
Max capacity: 30 people
The airports nearest to Taylor River Lodge are as follows:
Gunnison Regional Airport (GUC) is 25 minutes south of Taylor River Lodge
Montrose Regional Airport (MTJ) is 90 minutes west of Almont Aspen Regional Airport (ASE)2.5 hours northwest in the summer (via Kebler Pass)
Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT) is three hours west of Almont
Denver International Airport (DEN) is four hours northeast of Almont One round-trip airport transfer for guests is included for Gunnison and Montrose airports for property buyout stays.
INCLUSIONS: Guide service offering customized adventure itineraries, all gear necessary for activities, pre-arrival planning with one of our Hosts, one day of professional photography, use of property bicycles, chef-prepared breakfast, lunch, après and dinner, organic fresh food minibar, house alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, transfers to and from Crested Butte, round trip airport transfers to Gunnison and Montrose.
Not included for by room offering. An average tax of 6% - 9.5% is not included in the pricing. Gratuities.