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Overnight Float Fishing & Glamping 

ON THE UPPER ARKANSAS RIVER

BUENA VISTA, CO

NOW BOOKING MAY - SEPTEMBER DATES

The Ultimate Overnight Fishing Trip
Just 2 Hours From Denver & Colorado Springs

Join our team of guides from UpRiver Fly Fishing, the premier fly shop in the Upper Arkansas River valley, for 2 day 1 night fly fishing and riverside glamping adventure near Buena Vista, Colorado!

UpRiver Fly Fishing has exclusive access to private property on the  Arkansas River near Browns Canyon National Monument.  We'll float the first day, enjoy the evening at your pre-prepared camp, and then float again the next day through a scenic canyon loaded with brown and rainbow trout. With close to 2 miles of private water to fish, there's no down time while hanging out in camp!

Stay in our spacious, clean, canvas tents with comfortable cots, nestled along the Arkansas River.  Relax and enjoy your freshly prepared meals in our open air lodge.

 

These trips make for a great weekend getaway with family or a group of anglers - and we're set up to accommodate both beginners and seasoned fisherman. Gold Medal fishing and serene views of Brown's Canyon National Monument await!

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What To Expect

Day 1 starts with a 1:00 pm meet up at our fly shop in Buena Vista. You will meet your guide and load your personal items into their vehicle, then travel to the river put-in where you will begin your first leg of the trip float fishing down to camp. There's no better time to be on the water than late afternoon in the summer!  We see increased caddis activity that peaks at the "Golden Hour," and you'll be in the thick of it!

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Once at camp you will settle in with amazing views from your riverside tent.  After you are worn out from fishing, you can warm yourself around the campfire with a drink in hand to watch the moon rise over the river.  Enjoy a steak dinner before settling in to your tent and drifting off to sleep listening to the river gently flow by.

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Day 2, choose from our list of trip offerings that meet your adventure level. Many people chose to continue float fishing down through Browns Canyon National Monument. This a fun-filled class 3 whitewater section and a spectacular place to float fish for the adventurous group. Known for its world class whitewater, this popular section of river sees less fishing pressure but high boat traffic. We have many sections of the river we can float that are slower paced.

 

Another popular option for day two is to head for the high country. Our Alpine Lake 4x4 Adventure never disappoints. Ride up the trail and spend the day above the tree line chasing native cutthroat trout in what feels like another world!

We can end the adventure there, or ask about spending another night with us in camp and leave the next morning. If you would like to add more days of adventure we would love to have you, just let us know and you can plan two, three, or even four nights with us. There are endless fly fishing opportunities near Buena Vista!

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Pricing

  

  • Trips start at $2,350 for 2 anglers*

  • Available May - September

  • Accommodates a maximum of 6 anglers

Get more information or reserve your date by completing the form below or calling our fly shop at (719) 395-9227.

*A 6% land & water access fee  will be added to the total upon booking

Included:

  •  Transportation to and from locations within Chaffee County 

  • All necessary fishing, camping & safety equipment

Not Included:​

  • Colorado Fishing License

  • Guide gratuity - not expected, but greatly appreciated.  If your guide worked hard, consider a 20% tip regardless of how many fish were caught.

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Ask Questions or Reserve Your Dates

Thank you for your interest in our overnight fishing & glamping trips on the Upper Arkansas River! We'll follow up with you as soon as we can.

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How To Get Here:

Driving from Denver to Buena Vista, Colorado typically takes around 2 hours and 30 minutes, and the route from Colorado Springs takes about 1 hour and 45 minutes, depending on traffic and road conditions.

From Denver area:

  1. Start by heading south on I-25 from Denver.

  2. Take exit 139 to merge onto US-285 S.

  3. Continue on US-285 S for approximately 100 miles.

  4. Turn right onto CO-306 E.

  5. Turn left onto US-24 W.

  6. Continue on US-24 W for about 20 miles until you reach Buena Vista.

From Colorado Springs area:

  1. Start by heading west on US-24 W from Colorado Springs.

  2. Continue on US-24 W for approximately 60 miles.

  3. Turn left onto CO-306 E.

  4. Turn left onto US-24 W.

  5. Continue on US-24 W for about 20 miles until you reach Buena Vista.

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