Guided Float Fishing | 3 Day Trip | San Miguel River, CO

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Raft Float Fishing Expeditions on the San Miguel River (CO)

Headwaters in Telluride to the confluence of the Dolores is 72 miles. A good fast waters for excellent Trout fishing given the sections and conditions of the water run off each seasonal period. (May – July) Wade/walk options later in the summer. Rafts are set up with 2 anglers per raft and custom fishing guide. Colorado fishermen will need Colorado licenses for all days that you are fishing. Ages under 12 years not required.

Trips varying in length from 1-5 days can be done on the San Miguel and trips of 6-12 days are available by combining the San Miguel with the Dolores and Colorado Rivers.

NOTE: Colorado Fishing Licence required on all fishing expeditions!

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 fishing license is required. We also set up custom trout fishing trips in other 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. Request 2 angler 1 boat rates. 

*Minimum of 6 anglers (2 per boat)
*Call for more details

Duration: 3 Days
Activity Level: Moderate
Pricing:  $1650 One Person – for 3 day trip
 $2900 Two Anglers – 1 boat for 3 day trip.


We will schedule pre-trip meetings to check our lists and finalize last minute details before your shuttle flight to the river launch sites. When you get to the river we will fit you out with your personal flotation device (PFD), issue your waterproof bag for personal gear, confirm your camping equipment is there (tents/sleeping bags/pads/rain gear/wetsuit/boots etc.), and gather everyone to the circle for introductions and a river safety talk.


The meals are planned with lots of fresh and hearty vegetables and salads. Gourmet selections for the delight of our guests throughout the journey.   Your guides will be in charge of all preparations and they will amaze you with what comes out of those dutch ovens!

We can accommodate special diets with advance notice and the menu almost always suits the vegetarian.


Dvorak’s will provide complimentary wine for dinners. You’re welcome to bring alcohol on multi-day expeditions, as long as it’s in unbreakable containers. Discretion in alcohol consumption during whitewater days is strongly advised. If you would like us to pick up a particular beer and bring it to the river, please advise and payment can be made for your purchase at the river put-in with your Trip Leader.


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.


  • $35 Waders and boots one-day
  • $20 Spin Rod/Reel only one-day
  • $25 Fly Rod/Reel only one-day
  • $4 Flies and/or Lures taken on fishing trips
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By Plane: There are several airlines with flights into Walker Field, Grand Junction, CO. airport from a variety of connecting cities. Cortez is served by United Express from Denver with three flights daily Sun.-Friday and two flights Saturday. It is best to book your air around trip from your home city rather than booking from Denver. Arrive in Cortez, Co. the day prior to the trip. Dvorak Expeditions will pick you up at your motel at 7:30 a.m. on the morning of the first day of your trip and transport you to the river put-in point near Telluride, Co., about a one and one-half hour drive. Call to confirm times.

By Car: You will need to arrive in Placerville, Co. (the junction of Hwy 62 and 145, which is the turn off to Telluride) by 8:00 a.m. the morning your trip begins. Camping is available in the Telluride Town Park or at various Recreation sites along the San Miguel River. Dvorak Expeditions will send you a map of the exact rendezvous site with your trip confirmation package. *

*Trips longer than 5 days necessitate flying out of Grand Junction, CO at trips end if flying, or arranging a car shuttle to the trips’ end if driving. We will work this logistics out with you when you book your trip. If driving from Grand Junction, take US 50 to US 550 and travel south to C62 and take C145 to Placerville.


After de-rigging and loading equipment late afternoon on the last day of your trip, Dvorak Expeditions will either shuttle you back to Cortez or Grand Junction. Arrange to have your car shuttled to the take-out at an extra cost.

Although you can usually make a connection flight home after 7 p.m. on the last day of the trip, we recommend you fly out the following morning in case inclement weather or other circumstances delay our arrival in Grand Junction.


The Turquoise Motor Inn
535 East Main Street
Cortez CO 81321
(970) 565-3778

The Grand Vista
2790 Crossroads Blvd.
Grand Junction, CO 81506
(970) 241-8411

Best Western/ Red Arrow Motel
1701 East Main St. (Hwy. 50)
Montrose, CO 81401
(800) 468-9323
(970) 249-9641

Ray’s Motel
101 Main St. PO Box 310
Naturita, CO 81422
(970) 865-2235


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Great day on the river tagging along w/ Will and his raft group. Water was a whitewater me once. Thanks again for the shuttle and the wild afternoon on the Arkansas.
- Tom Schembra


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