Kebler Pass Now Open! One lane on Blue Mesa bridge open by July 4th. detour around bridge available daily.

Kebler Pass Now Open! One lane on Blue Mesa bridge open by July 4th. detour around bridge available daily.

September Splendor in Gunnison – Crested Butte

Crested Butte Fall Colors,

The Gunnison and Crested Butte locals know that September is the best month of the year! The crush of summer crowds starts to ease up. Fall temperatures are perfect with some chilly nights and sunny days in the 50s and 60s. When the aspens start to turn to the golden and orange colors, it’s magnificent […]

Raft Guide Rookie

If you read my last blog post about becoming a raft guide, you’re aware of the ease of entry to this career. Three Rivers Outfitting facilitates this, making it easy for rookies with no experience to be successful. My first year in 2015, my manager told me that I may not get steady work until […]

“Become a Raft Guide,” they said!

Taylor River Raft Guide Training

“It’ll be fun,” they said. And “they” were right about becoming a raft guide! After a winter of ski instructing at Crested Butte Mountain Resort, I knew I needed to continue working outdoors. I heard great things about employment at Three Rivers Resort.  My experience in becoming a professional raft guide was exciting, educational, and […]

3 Ways Ice Fishing Helps Fly Fishers Understand Trout Behavior

Colorado ice fishing, Blue Mesa, Taylor Reservoir, Gunnison, Crested Butte

As we head into the winter season, many anglers are finished fishing until spring. In the meantime, they resort to fly tying, saltwater destinations, and daydreaming about rising trout. But for some anglers, the focus shifts to ice fishing to keep the passion alive during the long winter. Here are a few ways that ice […]

New for 2023: Guided Ice Fishing

Ice Fishing Colorado, Blue Mesa, Taylor Reservoir, Gunnison, Crested Butte

Willowfly Anglers is now offering guided Ice Fishing trips on Blue Mesa and Taylor Reservoirs! Ice fishing is a great winter adventure for anglers of any skill level. Whether you are an experienced ice fisher or a complete novice, our professional guides can cater to your needs and show you an amazing experience on the […]

A Rustic Colorado Wedding

Colorado wedding, Crested Butte Wedding

Here we are in grips of winter yet we’re thinking about weddings. It’s wedding planning season for next summer/fall. Three Rivers Resort is the perfect Colorado venue for that casual outdoor, rustic wedding. Compared to most of the venues in Crested Butte, we offer an affordable alternative if you are looking for a “DIY” event. […]

Scenic Drives with Backcountry Fishing Access

The Gunnison valley summertime is one of monumental beauty and opportunity. Here at Three Rivers, we offer a great selection of adventures that will take you to some of the best spots around; however, the vastness of this place lends itself towards the need for personal exploration as well. I’ve collected a handful of fantastic […]

Premium Backcountry Fishing Trips

Willowfly Anglers is pleased to offer a new selection of Premium Walk/Wade Trips for the 2021 fishing season. These new wading options will complement the diverse array of public and private fishing locations where we already guide. The new locations are considered “backcountry streams”, and involve a longer drive time (1-2 hrs.) and some moderate […]

Average Snowpack Equates to Excellent Fishing

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Fly Fishing Colorado’s Tailwaters

Many of Colorado’s most famous trout streams have one thing in common: they are all tailwaters. So, what is a tailwater? A tailwater is any section of river immediately downstream of a hydraulic structure, such as a dam. There are several reasons why tailwaters, such as on the Taylor River, make for great trout fisheries.  […]

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