Colorado is a spectacular state to visit, unlike anywhere else. When you choose Colorado as a fly fishing destination, you will be treating your family to views of majestic mountains, sparkling streams and rivers, prairie grasslands and desert vistas. This is the highest state in the nation, and contains 58 mountains higher than 14,000 feet. In fact, the 13th step of the state capital building in Denver is one mile above sea level. Living at this altitude is invigorating! Golfers, for example, are always pleased to learn that a golf ball will travel an average 10% greater distance here.
Before beginning a fly fishing trip in the Denver area, I always remind visitors to spend time walking the downtown area. With 300 days of sunshine a year, almost every day lends itself to an outdoor excursion. Visit the State Capital Building, constructed of distinctive Beulah red marble. The Mint here is one of the two in the country that offer guided tours. Spend time with the kids at the downtown amusement park or the Denver zoo. Shopping one of the many unique malls in the area for that special holiday memento is always a pleasure. Be sure to check out current exhibits, music festivals and sports events that are part of Denver’s appeal to all ages.
When you are ready, treat yourself and your family to a hands-on taste of the Colorado outdoors. For a hassle-free experience, I recommend checking out a local professional fishing guide service like Minturn Anglers. Whether you are dealing with the Denver, Minturn or Vail fly shops, you will be talking to friendly professionals who can provide you with the perfect outdoor adventure. It doesn’t matter if you are a novice or fly fishing is your passion. From a half day walk-and-wade to a float fly fishing trip, these professional offer a variety of services to engage your entire family. They offer packages that suit every budget and can provide your entire family with the gear they need for the expedition.
Your Colorado vacation will be just the beginning of a long term relationship that sees you return again and again!