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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, [...]

29 06, 2022

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 locations that offer beautiful, scenic drives through Western Colorado, and the buck doesn’t stop there. Each of these drives will give opportunities for some awesome backcountry fly fishing within minutes of the road. Looking for some wild trout that are starving for a dry-dropper setup? [...]

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 [...]

8 05, 2019

Top 5 Day Trips from Gunnison-Crested Butte

2020-05-20T17:12:27+00:00Crested Butte Activities, Gunnison Activities, Road Trip with the Kids, Uncategorized|

While planning your next trip to the Gunnison-Crested Butte area, think about adding a day trip to your vacation plans. Sure, there are a gazillion wonderful things to see and do in this valley, but perhaps you come every year and are looking to mix it up a bit. Here are my top picks for day trips. Some are short while others will take you the entire day. Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park Ouray Lake City Leadville Crystal Valley to Redstone-Carbondale-Aspen The Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park Black Canyon of the Gunnison Take a [...]

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