Sitting at the base of Aspen Mountain, the Little Nell’s guests have a world of adventure within reach. From some of Colorado’s tallest peaks, to its unbridled Maroon Bells Wilderness, the Roaring Fork Valley is a playground for free spirits and sight-seekers alike. Naturally, The Little Nell extends its ultra-competitive five star status by serving as a catalyst for their guests to embrace these truly Coloradan experiences. One of its most unparalleled offerings takes guests to the valley's Gold Medal Rivers.

Organized to the last detail, the Adventure Shop leads half- and full-day fishing trips along the valley’s three main rivers. Which happen to be full of trout.

We took some time to tag along with one of our fly fishing guides on a half-day tour, and without much effort we found ourselves fully outfitted, laughing in the sun, wading in the river, and catching gorgeous trout that made the group understand why these rivers were so coveted and sought-after.

The Roaring Fork Valley is full of anglers who take fly fishing as seriously as they do skiing. They spend as much time hiking along these rivers and meticulously reading the water as they do hiking in the mountains to find the perfect line, and get as much adrenaline and exhilaration in hooking a big trout as they do in finding a secret powder stash in the Highland Bowl.

These are the folks The Little Nell recruits to lead their fly fishing program, and their passion for fishing is contagious. Whether you've never fished before, are a novice angler, or if you speak trout too, a guided trip on the river will stick with you like the perfect powder day.

And of course, an adventure tour with The Little Nell would be remiss without the opportunity for a little indulgence. In addition to providing all of the gear, The Nell takes care of your breakfast, a picnic lunch, local beer and even a wine tasting— because, why not? You're on vacation.

And if you're not actually on vacation, well, you're in Aspen Snowmass.

What to Expect

The Little Nell will provide the full outfitting for your trip, to include boots, waders and a fly rod. If you're relatively new to fly fishing, or don't do it often, the guide will be there to help make sure your flies are tied, help with casting techniques and teach you about reading the rivers here. You'll get gourmet snacks to get your day started out right and a picnic lunch— with or without beer and wine pairings.

Call 970.920.6315 to book, and click below to learn more.

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Published July 2017