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21 05, 2023

Raft Guide Rookie

2023-05-21T17:51:21+00:00Cabins, Crested Butte Activities, Rafting, Uncategorized|

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 the end of June. Then the bulk of the season was over by mid-August. He recommended having another job to supplement guiding, and the resort offered this in a variety of areas. I worked full time at the activities desk my first two summers. There, [...]

17 01, 2023

New for 2023: Guided Ice Fishing

2023-01-17T19:50:34+00:00Cabins, Fishing, Winter|

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 ice! What’s Included? Our professional ice fishing guides will provide all the necessary fishing equipment for a safe and productive ice fishing trip. This includes ice augers, ice huts, heaters, fish finders, rods, reels, and all terminal tackle. On full-day trips, guides will provide a [...]

8 12, 2022

A Rustic Colorado Wedding

2022-12-08T17:17:35+00:00Cabins, Colorado Wedding, Crested Butte Activities|

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. The most popular option is the weekend package which includes both the Dance Hall (indoor, enclosed) and the Pavilion (outdoor, covered) from noon on Friday to noon on Sunday. This lengthy duration gives time for setup and decorating plus clean-up the day after instead of [...]

15 03, 2021

Premium Backcountry Fishing Trips

2021-03-15T15:58:07+00:00Cabins, Crested Butte Activities, Fishing, Gunnison Activities, Uncategorized|

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 hiking to get to the water (30 minutes on a level trail). Backcountry fishing offers solitude in these remote areas plus excellent dry fly fishing, beautiful scenery, and abundant wildlife. Opportunistic Trout We are extremely fortunate in the Upper Gunnison watershed to have access to [...]

9 04, 2020

Average Snowpack Equates to Excellent Fishing

2020-05-26T16:43:28+00:00Cabins, Colorado Fall Activities, Crested Butte Activities, Fishing, Gunnison Activities|

If you like to fly fish in the Centennial State, you know what a difference river flows make in your fishing experience. During years with abundant snowpack, runoff can last longer than normal and create a shortened spring fishing season. During dry years, floating typically ends early leaving anglers wanting more. It’s the average snowpack years that really offer the best opportunity for fly fishers in Colorado. 2020 is shaping up to be an excellent average snowpack year, and that has me excited for the fishing season ahead. Spring Runoff Fishing Springtime fishing in an average year equates to [...]

13 09, 2019

Colorado Hunting: 5 Reasons to Stay in Almont

2020-05-20T17:43:49+00:00Cabins, Colorado Hunting, Crested Butte Activities, Gunnison Activities|

As the Colorado hunting seasons begin, hunters from across the country flock to Gunnison County every fall in hopes of taking home big game from the big mountains! Staying at Three Rivers Resort in Almont allows hunters access to spectacular game units plus all of the lodging amenities necessary for the perfect hunting base camp. Game Management Units 54 and 55 These units are some of the most sought-after for Colorado hunting. Staying in Almont allows easy access to either unit. Hunting the remote areas surrounding Crested Butte, Gunnison, Taylor Park, Fossil Ridge and Ohio Creek is a dream. The [...]

22 08, 2018

Colorado Color Tour: The West Elk Scenic Byway

2020-05-20T17:21:55+00:00Cabins, Colorado Fall Activities, Crested Butte Activities|

Thousands of Colorado “Front Range” folks and out of state visitors flock to the mountains in late September/early October. They are seeking the ultimate mountain color tour. One of the best routes for a Colorado Color Tour is the West Elk Scenic Byway. The Route Roadside Colors Using the Gunnison-Crested Butte area as basecamp and starting point for the color tour, the route may be driven in a clockwise or counter clockwise circle. My preference is clockwise, starting out through Gunnison and then heading west past Blue Mesa Reservoir. The route passes through the towns of Crawford, Hotchkiss [...]

7 11, 2017

Gunnison & Crested Butte, Colorado: A Living Snow Globe

2020-05-20T17:34:35+00:00Cabins, Crested Butte Activities, Crested Butte Skiing, Winter|

The holiday season always has its own magic but in the towns of Gunnison and Crested Butte, Colorado, the phrase “Winter Wonderland” comes to mind. Blanketed with snow, Elk Avenue in Crested Butte takes on the appearance of a living snow globe. The ice rinks and ponds are filled with skaters. Town families gather around for Christmas tree lightings. It’s a Norman Rockwell painting that has come to life! For a glimpse into this fairy tale life, consider some of the favorite things that local residents love to do during the holiday season. Thanksgiving Day 11/23/17 Opening day for the [...]

9 05, 2017

Mountain Cabins in Gunnison and Crested Butte, Colorado

2020-05-20T17:41:22+00:00Cabins, Road Trip with the Kids|

When you dream of mountain cabins, do you picture a rustic little log cabin with a wood burning stove? Or are you thinking of a more upscale place with down comforters and all the comforts of home? When you visit the Gunnison or Crested Butte areas of Colorado, you will find a variety of cabin styles with prices to match. It can be difficult for a cabin resort to please every guest because each person has a different idea of what a mountain cabin should be. Therefore as you begin your search for the dream cabin vacation, you may want to ask [...]

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