Crested Butte, CO is home to some incredible fishing. Outside Magazine named Scarp Ridge Lodge as one of the best fishing and hunting lodges. This seven-bedroom lodge is more than just a luxury hotel. The lodge provides guests with private chefs, guides, gear, and transportation. Located in historic downtown Crested Butte, Scarp Ridge Lodge is about 45 minutes from prime fishing at Taylor River. Guests are equipped with top of the line fly rods and are driven to a private stretch of the Taylor River. The Taylor produces some of Colorado’s biggest rainbow trout. This luxury fishing experience gives guests the option of catching monster trout, or what they say are ‘small’ 18-inch trout. Around this same site is Taylor River Lodge, an eight-cabin outpost with high-end amenities run by the same group. The services provided by the lodges also include the option of a float trip with a professional photographer and expert fisherman. These unbelievable lodges take advantage of the incredible fishing near Crested Butte. Its no wonder why Scarp Ridge Lodge is where it is. The fishing is amazing. If you want the extremely customized experience that The Taylor River Lodge or the Scarp Ridge Lodge offer, you can expect to pay between $1,500 and $2,000 per room (up to 2 people), per night for an all inclusive experience.
Dragon Fly Anglers , Crested Butte Angler and 3 Rivers Resort are some less expensive guide services to get great exposure to the awesome fishing Crested Butte has to offer. These services offer everything from wading trips to floating trips. All three services will supply you with all the fishing gear you will need for the trip. In addition to their services, Dragon Fly Anglers has one of the best fly fishing shops in the state of Colorado. The shop is located conveniently in the heart of downtown Crested Butte right on Elk Ave.