Encampment River

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Beginning just East of the Continental Divide in northern Colorado, the Encampment River briefly wanders north into Wyoming where it will soon converge with the North Platte River. As you cross the Colorado-Wyoming border, the river snakes through a sensational, 18 mile long, wilderness protected canyon. For the next 25 miles, the river takes a more meandering course before joining the North Platte River just upstream of the Treasure Island access. Upstream of the towns of Encampment and Riverside, WY, access to this wonderful water is virtually unlimited as much of it flows through the Medicine Bow National Forest and Wilderness areas. Grabbing a 4 weight, a small box of dry flies, and spending a few days in the solitude is the best way to experience this wonderland. Downstream of Encampment and Riverside, the most notable section of the Encampment River can be accessed by one of our fantastic Encampment River guided float trips. The Encampment guided float trip is best timed somewhere between mid-June and mid-July. During run-off on our local freestone streams, this is a great place to spend the day on a raft slugging browns on caddis, green drakes and big hoppers. This is a blissful place to fish, and it always has our phones ringing off the hook during the early summer. With an abundance of quality fish, deer, moose, elk and much more, a camera is a necessity for any Encampment River guide trip. A unique setting with hungry fish will have anglers wishing for more.

Our Guides

Here at St. Peter's we strive to provide our clients with friendly, knowledgeable, well trained guides who's primary focus is you. There are plenty of shops out there willing to match you up with a warm body that's basically getting paid to learn the water and take you along. Not here... Our guides are experienced fly fishers with extensive knowledge of local streams, hatches, and techniques. While we've got our share of eccentrics on staff, you will not find attitudes, assumptions, or criticisms from our guides. If you do, we want to hear about it.

Guide Trips

All guide trips can be instructional...or we can just go out and help you catch fish. Part school, part fishing, our trips will build your fundamental fly fishing skills, expand your understanding of local entomology, work the kinks out of your presentation, or help you get rid of that annoying tailing loop. Let us know what we can do to maximize your enjoyment on stream and we'll do whatever we can to accommodate you.

What's Included

Our guide trips include everything you'll need for your day on stream. We are pleased to provide our clients with the fine rods from the Sage Manufacturing and Scott Fly Rod Company. Our reels and lines come from leading manufacturers in the industry such as Waterworks Lamson, Hatch Reels and Ross Reels, Scientific Anglers, Rio Products. Wading equipment can be provided upon request. Our full day float and wade trips include lunch and beverages on stream. Drinks and snacks are provided on half day trips. Do you have dietary restrictions or other special needs? Please let us know and we're happy to accommodate you.

What to Bring?

Bring any of your own equipment that you would like to use. We have waders, boots, rods and reels available for all our clients going on a guided fishing trip with us. Light Jacket / Rain Jacket  -  Polarized Sunglasses  -  Hat with brim  -  Sunscreen  -  Socks



Walk Wade Guide Trips

Cache La Poudre - Big Thompson - Rocky Mountain National Park - North Park

1 Angler----------$350   Half Day     $450  Full Day

2 Anglers----------$450  Half Day     $550  Full Day

3 Anglers----------$550  Half Day     $650  Full Day

Upper North Platte Canyon and North Park* Walk/Wade-----------Full Day Only

1 Angler----------$500

2 Anglers----------$600

*Additional rod fee for private water on North Park waters

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Float Trips

Grey Reef - Miracle Mile - Upper North Platte - Encampment - Cache La Poudre

Grey Reef (April-October)----------$600

Grey Reef (Nov-March)----------$500

Miracle Mile (April-October)----------$650

Miracle Mile (Nov-March)----------$550

Upper North Platte (Saratoga/Treasure Island area) & Encampment----------$700

Upper North Platte (Northgate area)----------$750

Cache La Poudre (Half Day)----------$500

-Float trip prices are for one boat with 2 anglers per boat.

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*A deposit is required for booking.  All deposits are refundable, minus the 5% cancellation fee, up to 30 days prior to your trip.  All cancellations within 30 days of trip are subject to forfeiture of deposit. Health and medical issues do not change the cancellation policy. If you have any concern about the need to cancel, we recommend you purchase trip insurance to cover costs.*