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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 [...]

19 08, 2019

Hopper-Double-Dropper Fishing in the Gunnison Valley

2020-05-20T17:08:50+00:00Colorado Fall Activities, Crested Butte Activities, Fishing, Gunnison Activities|

During the summer and fall months, the western rivers experience a multitude of hatches which keep trout on the feed. In the Gunnison Valley, anglers try to match these hatches to fool trout. But oftentimes there is more than just one species of insect active in the water column. This is the time when the hopper-double-dropper rig can produce a lot of fish. As a guide, I frequently run the hopper-double-dropper rig to keep my clients on fish all day, without having to change flies often or adjust indicator depths. Below, I outline some reasons why the hopper dropper is [...]

13 10, 2018

Colorado Hunting: 5 Reasons to Stay at Three Rivers Resort

2020-05-20T17:18:32+00:00Colorado Fall Activities, Colorado Hunting, Crested Butte Activities|

We’re in the thick of Colorado hunting seasons and 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 basecamp. Game Management Units 54 and 55 Gunnison County Hunting These units are some of the most sought-after hunting units in the state. Staying in Almont allows easy access to either unit. Hunting the remote areas surrounding Crested Butte, Gunnison, Taylor Park, [...]

5 09, 2018

Fall and Beer Go Together in Gunnison & Crested Butte

2020-05-20T17:19:23+00:00Colorado Fall Activities, Crested Butte Activities|

If you're planning a visit to the Gunnison & Crested Butte area this fall, be sure to include beer in your itinerary. Fall and beer seem to go hand in hand in this valley. The big crowds are gone in September and October. Time seems to slow down. If you are a fan of craft beer, this would be a great time to come for a visit and grab some outstanding beer.  Three Rivers Resort in Almont is a great midway point between Gunnison and Crested Butte to quench your thirst.  With the free valley bus running on its Fall [...]

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 [...]