Take a trip on a historic Colorado train to see wildness terrain that is hard to access any other way. As you make your way over narrow ledges, no one in your family will be immune to the fascination of the precipitous cliffs to the canyons and glistening streams far below. There’s no better way to sample the array of fly fishing waters Colorado has to offer.
A visitor favorite is the Pikes Peak Cog Railway. The highest cog railroad in the world, it travels past mountain streams and alpine forests to reach the summit at 14,115 feet. The Georgetown Loop Railroad is an engineering marvel that travels over the Devil`s Gate Bridge and through scenic mountain terrain. Follow the Animas River on the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. Take in the impressive views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountain from the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad. Treat your family to a ride and dine experience on the luxurious Royal George Route Railroad.
I should warn you that seeing some of the tumbling Colorado streams and rivers from the luxury of a rail car lures many visitors to arranging a hands-on experience. One of the best ways to experience the beauty and sheer exuberance of the Colorado landscape is to book a fly fishing trip with an experienced guiding service such as that offered by Minturn Anglers.
These professionals are on the water every day, and know which waters are most active at any given time. Friendly and knowledgeable staff at the Vail, Minturn or Denver fly shops locations of Minturn Anglers can outfit you and your family with everything you need for a memorable fly fishing experience. Take advantage of expert coaching from these guides to hone fly fishing skills or to introduce younger members of the family to the pleasures of the sport. Decide upon a walk and wade excursion, or perhaps a float trip in one of Minturn Anglers’ well-outfitted and comfortable boats.
Whatever the choice, try it once and I assure that you will be hooked to come back time and again!