Best Fly Fishing in Colorado and Wyoming at Three Forks Ranch
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Fly Fishing

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Fly Fishing

Our guests routinely rank fly fishing at Three Forks Ranch as the best fly fishing in Colorado, North America — and perhaps the world. Our guides are top-notch as well, unrivaled for their experience, skill, and passion for their work here at the ranch.

We pride ourselves on offering guests expert guiding and instruction for all our outdoor and wellness activities.

Healthy Benefits

Helps fight stress

Keeps you in good physical shape

Promotes strength and balance

Immune systems boots

Stress relief and mindfulness
meditation

Healing properties of nature

Fly Fishing

Fly fishing is a natural stress reliever. Being surrounded by a beautiful landscape, unplugged from electronics, and far away from the stresses of everyday life is not only relaxing but it can become a deeply spiritual experience. Fly fishing involves repeated, relaxed but controlled actions that provoke a deep state of physical and mental rest. Because of this, it is often compared to meditation and has some of the same benefits, which are then carried into our daily life. Fly fishing is more than just a beautiful day in the flowing waters of a river; it is a wonderful and healthy way to balance your mind and body.

Ditch the phone and pick up a fishing rod, you won’t be disappointed.

AMERICA'S FINEST TROUT STREAM
Is Here, Waiting For You

Our commitment to providing the best fly fishing in Colorado goes beyond just the time you spend in our waters. We are working year-round to create a beautiful natural space where our environment is nurtured and respected, and guests can enjoy their time to the fullest.

Our dedication to the land and your experience here is what makes this AMERICA’S FINEST TROUT STREAM.

Sustainability

We are committed to ensuring our fish populations are conserved and protected. Our staff carefully monitors the ecological state of our rivers where our beautiful fish thrive. Our care for the quality of your experience begins far before the day you spend on the river.

Expert Guides

Our guides are some of the most knowledgeable experts in their field, and their wealth of knowledge is yours to explore as you learn more about the best fly fishing techniques and just what goes into making the most of the art of fly fishing.


  • 3D Archery


    SUMMER - FALL - OUTDOOR

  • Sporting Clays


    SUMMER - FALL

  • South Fork Shooting Complex


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  • Horseback Riding


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  • Hiking


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  • Mountain Biking


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  • Wildlife Tours


    SUMMER - FALL - WINTER - OUTDOOR

  • Fly Fishing


    SUMMER - FALL - OUTDOOR

  • Ice Fishing


    WINTER - OUTDOOR

  • Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding


    WINTER - OUTDOOR

  • Cross-Country Skiing


    WINTER - OUTDOOR

  • Snowmobiling


    WINTER - OUTDOOR

  • Snowshoeing


    WINTER - OUTDOOR

  • Tubing


    WINTER - OUTDOOR

  • Wellness Essentials


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  • Spa Services


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  • Wellness and Fitness Activities


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  • Healthy Dining/Cooking


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  • Shopping in Steamboat


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  • Hunting


    SUMMER - FALL - OUTDOOR

All Activities

Activities

Fly Fishing

AMERICA'S FINEST TROUT STREAM is here, waiting for you. On our pristine Little Snake River, catching a perfect cutthroat, tiger, brown, or rainbow trout is just one cast away.

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Ice Fishing

If you can dream it, you can likely do it here at Three Forks Ranch — and ice fishing is no exception. Originally just a hobby of some of our winter guides, guest interest inspired us to offer this thrilling activity throughout the season. We’re happy to accommodate your deepest fishing desires — even in the deepest of winter.

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The South Fork Shooting Complex

The South Fork Shooting Complex is located in an amazing setting under a covered shooting house that offers fun, rain or shine. It has rifle targets from 50 to 1000 yards and an exciting and interactive handgun range. We provide a variety of rifles and handguns and give our guests a comprehensive lesson in the operation and safe use of firearms, from our professional and knowledgeable guide staff. It’s a fantastic way to be introduced to the shooting sports for beginners and a challenge for the seasoned shooter.

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Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding

Your Private Mountain in Colorado

Private Skiing. You read that correctly. Our mountain is your mountain. We limit the “crowd”. Three Forks Mountain, blanketed by hundreds of inches of snow every year, boasts 1,100 vertical feet with 20 runs for every level. Its natural cruisers, bumps, steeps, open meadows, and majestic tree lines make for a world-class experience. During the design phase, former Olympians “tested” the mountain for us — and it left them breathless and begging for more.

While some might consider snowboarding a hybrid of skiing and skateboarding, at Three Forks Ranch we just call it awesome. But the real game changer? Snowcats - our heated snowcats will whisk you to the summit in no time. No lifts, no lines, no hassle. It’s your private mountain to conquer.

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3D Archery

Our Antler Ridge 3D Archery Course has 13 stations, which are an easy walk along the trail from the instruction station, where you can learn archery for the first time or hone your skills with our expert guides. The course was designed and constructed by Three Forks guides, so it’s especially customized for the ultimate ranch experience. We offer compound bows and recurve bows — and plenty of arrows.

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Sporting Clays

Nestled in a picturesque Aspen valley, the Elk Ridge Sporting Clays course offers 12 shooting stations designed for the novice to expert. When your guides have fine-tuned your shooting, and you have a sufficiently bolstered ego from training on the Boone and Crockett Course, your personal guide will give you a tour through the 50-shot or 100-shot Pope and Young course to test and strengthen your abilities.

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Snowmobiling

If there ever was five-star snowmobiling, this is it. Thousands of private acres, no crowds, many miles of guided trails and acre after acre of pristine powder. Our guests love taking a snowmobile tour to Godfather Lake, where they enjoy ice fishing, a hearty cooler lunch, and steaming hot chocolate. It’s a unique experience that really represents the best of Three Forks. All rides are privately guided, using environmentally-sound, four-cycle snowmobiles.

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Tubing

Lodge & Spa guests consistently rank Thrill Hill, our tubing hill, as a favorite winter experience. As you fly down the slope in an inflated tube, you’ll scream like banshees — without fail, no matter whether you are 22 or 72. The best part? You don’t have to trudge back to the top! We drive you and your tube up the incline on a snowmobile. Pro tip: for the ultimate bonding experience, create a circle of tubes, hold on tight to your neighbors’ handles, and let the guides push you over the edge!

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Horseback Riding

It’s your turn to take the reins. Three Forks Ranch has a fine complement of horses for your riding pleasure no matter your level of experience. Trail riding is always an option, and our miles of scenic trails offer insider-only access to this stunning part of the country. Our wranglers take you off the beaten path to show you our Ranch’s hidden treasures — stunning natural beauty, rich historical detail, and vistas that will linger in your mind’s eye for years to come.

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Mountain Biking

Whether you crave the rush of speeding down the mountainside on your bike, or you prefer a quiet afternoon cruise to spot flora, fauna, and wildlife, a ride with one of our experienced guides is sure to show you a side of Three Forks Ranch that you can only get on two non-motorized wheels. We offer wide open roads for the novice and experienced alike. If it’s exercise you’re craving, you have plenty of road to conquer. If it’s a relaxing afternoon you desire, we can do that, too. Remember, you choose your adventure here at Three Forks Ranch!

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Hiking

Perhaps the best way to experience the natural beauty of Three Forks is on foot. A guided hike, completely personalized to your abilities and goals, enables you to step back in time at the historic homesteads of South Fork Road, hear elk bugling during their late summer mating season, and scan stunning 360-degree views with no human development in sight.

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Hunting

Surrounded on three sides by National Forest, Three Forks Ranch offers our hunters more than 50,000 acres of epic scenery, unmatched exclusivity, and healthy big-game herds of elk, mule deer, and pronghorn antelope.

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