The Arkansas River offers Gold Medal fishing and the best Trout fishing in Colorado. These float fishing trips will take you down the river to otherwise inaccessible fishing sections.
Northgate Canyon Fishing – Float
Make sure you secure your Colorado Fishing License online!
- Full Day - 9.5 Hours
- Adult Ages 13+
- 2 Days, 1 Night
- Adult Ages 13+
You can fish from Colorado right into Wyoming!
In the midst of the Gold Medal and Wild Trout waters of the North Platte River, you can fish from Colorado right into Wyoming. A perfect combination of whitewater thrills and trout fishing action.
The primary reason for this reputation is the river’s inaccessibility. The only way to fish the entire corridor is by float fishing. Our fishing trips put two anglers and one guide in each raft. This allows you to fish downstream at your own pace.
The special regulations are 6 fish in possession, one only over 16″. All fish 10 – 16″ must be released. Fly and lures only. We encourage everyone to catch and release. A valid Wyoming fishing license is required. An out-of-state 1-5-day license can be purchased in Riverside, Wyoming on the first day of your trip if necessary. Please decide at the time of your booking to do this. We will be happy to give you some tips on types of lures, flies, etc. before your trip so you can stock up.
Equipment Rentals Available
After you add your trip to your online cart here, you will be prompted to add Fishing Trip Equipment Rentals. Choose your trip start date and time then choose your trip length.
* 2 anglers per raft + guide
* Equipment rentals available – add your rentals during online checkout after adding your fishing trip
* Only 6 fish in possession with only one over 16″. All fish 10 – 16″ must be released per special regulations.
* Catch & release encouraged
* Flies and lures only
* You must purchase a valid Colorado AND Wyoming fishing license – we will include a link in your confirmation email
* Gratuities are not included in the trip cost
The meeting place for this trip is the Routt National Forest access site, located approximately 8 miles north of Cowdrey, CO on Hwy #125. We will rendezvous with you the morning the trip begins. There is primitive camping available there if you would like to arrive the night before the trip starts.
By Plane: Fly into Denver, Colorado (served by most major airlines) and rent a car for the drive to the Routt National Forest “River Access”, approximately 3½ hours. Another option is to fly to Steamboat Springs airfield. With advanced notice and a transport fee, pick-up at the airport can be arranged. Add this at checkout and then call to confirm with us. Rental cars are available in Steamboat Springs. It is about 1½ hours from Steamboat to the put-in point.
By Car: From the North: From Riverside, Wyoming follow Hwy #230 south to the Colorado State line where it changes to Hwy #125. It is a 2-3-mile drive from the state line to the (white) Routt Forest Access turn-off sign. From the South: From Walden, Colorado follows Hwy #125 north 4 miles beyond Cowdrey to a “T” junction. Continue northwest on Hwy #125 about 4 miles to the (white) Routt Forest Access turn-off sign.
Gratuities are not included in your trip cost. While tipping is done at your discretion, tipping is one of the gauges we use in terms of customer satisfaction. If you are ever not satisfied, please let us know so that we can adjust our expeditions in the future.