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27 06, 2019

Top 5 Summer Activities in Gunnison-Crested Butte

2020-05-20T17:12:00+00:00Crested Butte Activities, Fishing, Gunnison Activities, Rafting, Road Trip with the Kids|

There are sure to be many "Top 5 Lists" out there but for summer activities in the Gunnison-Crested Butte valley, this list pretty much covers what summer is all about here.  1. Fly Fishing Fishing on Gunnison River With the Gunnison, Taylor, and East rivers plus many other streams and high-country lakes, our area has some of the best fishing in Colorado.  Anglers have the chance to catch huge Taylor River "pigs" or float fish the beautiful Gunnison River.  Willowfly Anglers at Three Rivers Resort offers full and half day walk wade and float trips where expert guides [...]

3 06, 2018

The Making of a River Guide in Colorado

2020-05-20T17:26:49+00:00Crested Butte Activities, Rafting|

Have you ever dreamed of becoming a commercial river guide? In the state of Colorado, river guides and their employing outfitters must meet criteria set forth by the state’s regulating body, Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Most outfitters offer their own guide courses which meet the state standards. Three Rivers Outfitting in Almont, Colorado offers a new guide training course in May of each year. Anywhere from 15 to 30 participants take the course, hoping to become river guides for raft and/or fishing trips. Minimum Qualifications The state of Colorado specifies that: A guide shall have a minimum of fifty hours [...]

7 09, 2017

Family Vacation Photo Tips

2020-05-20T17:35:30+00:00Crested Butte Activities, Rafting, Road Trip with the Kids|

Have you ever returned from travelling and been disappointed by the pictures you took? As a professional photographer living in a resort town, I often cringe when I see folks trying to take pictures. Luckily, visually documenting your family’s vacation is easy, and doesn’t require any extra equipment than what you probably already own. Any smartphone manufactured in the last decade is equipped with a camera powerful enough to capture beautiful, high-quality images. A few easy photo tips are all you need to take mantel-worthy family vacation pictures. 1. Ask for help. Often, the family photographer is not in any [...]

14 06, 2017

Colorado Rafting: The Taylor River

2020-05-20T17:39:27+00:00Rafting, Road Trip with the Kids|

A Hidden Gem Colorado rafting options can be overwhelming. I believe there are several reasons why the Taylor River is one of Colorado’s hidden gems. The Taylor is truly a best kept secret for Colorado rafting. With trips ranging from leisurely float to fast-paced rapids, there is something for the whole family to enjoy. Additionally, the Taylor River is dam-controlled so river trips are available all summer long from May through September. Technical Rafting Unlike many high-volume western rivers, the Taylor is a medium-sized river that requires precise boat maneuvering to navigate. Whether it’s springtime at high flows, or the fall at lower [...]

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