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Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park’s  FAMOUS GUNNISON RIVER GORGE

“THE BABY GRAND”     1- 3 days    14  miles     Class II – Class III

It is a hidden jewel, off the beaten path, tucked deep in steep granite walls. The GunnisonRiver is a sportsman’s and Angler’s paradise.  The clear, cold waters of the Gunnison have been designated a Gold Medal Trout Fishery.  Its narrow river corridor creates exciting whitewater action on a river that is below the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.


Accessible only by foot or horseback, the Gunnison Gorge is a wilderness canyon for those who are willing to literally go the extra mile.  A trip to the canyon floor requires a hike of one mile down a steep trail.  Guests are expected to carry their personal gear in packs provided by Dvoraks.  With every step, the wilderness feeling deepens.  The solitude and scenery found at the canyon floor make the hike down worth every step.  Enter the wilderness world of the Gunnison Gorge for a trip of one to three days. SEASON: May through early October

Due to three dams up stream, the Gunnison is basically run-able year round.  However, weather conditions make the prime boating season mid-May through September.  We have over 30 launch dates allocated throughout our season, and can arrange alternate launch dates for groups of 5 – 9 people. The highest water levels are in May and early June during the high snow melt period.  The water normally levels out to a steady flow in late June and continues at that level for the remainder of the season.

FLY FISHING (Catch & Release Trout fishery) Options: Spinning rods optional choice

Designated a Gold Medal Trout fishery, the Gunnison is one of those legendary stretches that is known throughout the west.  Avid anglers speak about this one in whispers around the campfire.  “The Home of Lunker Trout” it offers both Browns and Rainbows. The Giant Stone Fly Hatch is legendary so don’t miss it!  The primary reason for this reputation is the river’s inaccessibility.  There are only three trails leading into the Gunnison Gorge giving access to approximately one mile of bank fishing at each trail head.  The only way to fish the entire corridor is float fishing.  Our CUSTOM fishing trips put two anglers and one guide in each raft.  This allows you to fish downstream at your own pace.  To allow for adequate time for fishing and full enjoyment of the canyon, it is best to plan a three day trip. Special regulations are in effect to protect the fishery which allows only one fish over 16″ and two under 12″ to be kept.   Fly and lures only.  We encourage everyone to catch and release.  A valid Colorado fishing license is required.

“We also set up custom trout fishing trips in Wyoming, Idaho and throughout Colorado on some of the best trout rivers in the U.S.”  (Request more information on these trips).  See special fishing sheets for custom trips, type of flies, etc.

Colorado’s world famous “GUNNISON RIVER” Gorge
LAUNCH DATES    2014  (1, 2 or 3 DAYS)
May 18,25,31 *June 3,7,8,13,16,18,22,28 July 6,13,16,19,27,30  August 13,16,24,27,31
September 4,7,10,13,17,20,21,24 + October (Call for more dates)
*Giant Stone Fly Hatch dates

Dvorak’s Custom Fishing & Rafting & Kayaking Expeditions   

CALL  800 824.3795


Booking 2014 trips !


 “Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park”

The Gunnison River Gorge

SEASON: May  thru October 

Limited Space 8 Anglers per trip maximum!

Let our professional custom guides take you down this famous river

AS SEEN ON ESPN2- “FISHING AMERICA’S NATIONAL PARKS” Featured in Southwest Fly Fishing Magazine, High Country Angler, Tackle Magazine and more…………

1 day trips on limited dates call for availability OR  2  and  3 days of world class “Gold Medal” fishing.

2014  Rates: May, July, Aug, Sept., Oct  $510 per day per person

June Stonefly dates $550 per day per person  

DETAILS: You need to provide your own tackle & Colorado fishing license required.

Includes:  All meals, rafting equipment and related equipment. Transportation by Dvorak’s from Montrose,CO or GunnisonForks Park to trailhead for 1 mile hike into the gorge.


BOOK NOW: BEFORE Dec. 31, 2013 GET 2013 rates!!!  



Dvorak’s offers this fantastic trip on selected dates as a class II-III whitewater trip 

for one to three days – Call today for more details. 800 824.3795



17921 U.S. Highway 285  |  Nathrop, Colorado 81236

(719) 539-6851 worldwide |  (719) 539-3378 fax

(800) 824-3795 US/Canada Toll Free