The majority of our successful fishing is for Rainbow and Brown Trout. We have a healthy population of Cutthroat Trout and have run into a few Brook Trout! While the ‘Grand Slam” is rare, every guest has that opportunity!
The Broadmoor Fly Fishing Camp opens for business late-April and runs through the end of October. Given that we are at nearly 9000’ elevation in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, the weather in spring and fall can vary widely in temperature, though the fishing remains excellent! As a general comment on fishing: Springtime offers more productive fishing in terms of numbers of fish caught; mid-summer, we start to enjoy more prolific hatches, our trout start “looking up,” and the dry fly season really kicks off in July. Fall presents potentially the most rewarding fishing of the year. The trout are as big as they will get, they are cagey and well-educated, and the water is low and clear, making it a genuine contest between angler and fish. Then, sight fishing for very big, beautiful and smart fish is the name of the game!
We are fortunate to be in the center of one of the last truly pristine wilderness areas in the lower 48. The Tarryall River runs directly through the property and many miles of great hiking can be easily accessed from the property into the trails of the Lost Creek Wilderness.
Additionally, we have three miles of scenic, winding spring creek style fishing a short five miles from the Lodge.
Spring and fall in the Colorado Rocky Mountains can see a wide variety of temperatures from early morning to midday. Ranges will typically go from upper 30s up to mid-50s and low 60s. With abundant sunshine, and at altitude, it always seems much warmer. It is not unusual for you to occasionally enjoy all four seasons in a single day! Summer is the most consistent weather with most days starting in the mid-50s and topping out in the high 70’s to low 80’s.