Colorado, United States
Have you found a place where your whole family can enjoy the adventures they love? Horseback riding, fly fishing, spin casting, hiking, a kids' program and more await in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.
The Laramie River Dude Ranch has fly fishing and spin-casting opportunities for anglers of all abilities. Guests have private access to over two miles of the Big Laramie River and a mile of LaGarde Creek. There is also public fishing access to the Hohnholz Lakes nearby.
If you're a fisherman looking for some excellent fishing in an environment where the whole family has lots to do, we hope you will consider the Laramie River Dude Ranch.
|Capacity:||Laramie River Ranch is one of Colorado's smallest dude ranches with a typical capacity of only 25 guests.
As most guests come for the horseback riding, anglers will find they have lots of water to find a quiet private stretch to fish in peace.
|Open:||LRR opens the first Sunday in June and closes the last Sunday in September.|
|Altitude:||LRR's compound is at 7780 feet above sea level.|
|Rates:||Our rates vary by season and duration of stay. If you plan to visit with your family there are also reduced rates for kids. Fishermen who choose not to ride also receive a 10% non-riding discount.
Please visit our web site www.LRRanch.com/rates.html for all the details.
|Minimum Stay:||Three nights|
|Fly Fishing:||The Big Laramie winds down through forests and large ranches before reaching our spread. Fed by high mountain lakes and numerous creeks, the river has grown to a respectable size for wading and bank fishing. Its pools provide great fishing throughout the season.
Experienced fishermen will enjoy matching wits with our population of wild brown trout or the occasional rainbow. We encourage catch and release, but will be happy to cook your catch to order if you like.
The ranch compound sits in the middle of our property. Anglers can explore up or down river and always be within a mile of the lodge, a bottomless cookie jar, and a glass of lemonade.
More adventuresome anglers can explore the many beaver ponds and running sections of LaGarde Creek which flows out of the Rawah Wilderness into the ranch. The creek experiences very little pressure as its entire length is fished by just a few fishermen a year. Bring your camera, because the views in the valley are breathtaking.
The nearby Hohnholz Lakes provides the opportunity to fish for cutthroat, rainbow, brown, and cutbow. While serious anglers will want to bring their own equipment, we do have equipment that guests can borrow free of charge.
Spring runoff is a reality of life here in the mountains. During the first two to three weeks of June our streams and rivers swell and the fishing becomes poor. Fishing at the Hohnholz lakes is unaffected.
|Transportation:||LRR provide free transportation to and from the airport in Laramie, Wyoming.
Guest flying into Denver will need to arrange van transportation or a rental car to get to the ranch.
|Travel Agents:||LRR is happy to work with travel agents! Please call.|
|Lodging:||Comfy cabins are located on the banks of the Laramie River and LaGarde Creek. Hand hewn logs, private screened porches, and modern accommodations await. The only sound that may interrupt the gurgle of the river would be the sound of horses being wrangled from pastures beyond.
Our historic lodge has seven guest rooms equipped with modern amenities and handicapped accessibility. Screened and open porches provide the perfect spot for a morning cup of ranch coffee. Or site in front of the fireplace which dates to the 1890s for a warm and relaxing conversation with new friends.
|Food/Dining:||Family style meals with alternatives for vegetarians and kids satisfy even the most hard to please. You'll enjoy getting to know other guests and our crew at meals. Freshly baked breads, home-made desserts, and hearty western meals await. Special diets are happily accommodated with a bit of advance notice.|
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