Fabulous Food and Quality Fun in Marble, Colorado: Focal Point of the Aspen Marble Detour

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Take the ASPEN MARBLE DETOUR

a Small Group Tour

ASPEN TO MARBLE RETURN

Convenient, Comfortable, and Anything but Direct

Tour Your Way Around

The Crystal River Valley

Just $99 Per Person

Includes One Aspen Pick-up and Drop-Off,

plus Multiple Rides Up and Down The Gorgeous Crystal River Valley

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Morning

Pick Ups commence in Aspen at 9:00, arriving at Wholefoods Basalt by 9:50, drops by Avalanche Ranch at 10:40, visits Redstone around 11:00, and Marble at Noon.

Lunch

Three Whole Hours in the Unique Town of Marble allow for plenty of incredible outdoor activities including Fat Tire Biking, Jeep Touring, Fly Fishing, Trail Hiking, Historic Tours and Horseback Riding.

Afternoon

The return journey begins at 3:00, stops in at Redstone at 3:30, visits Avalanche Ranch at 4:00, pops in at THE KMJ Cooney Studio Gallery for Bubbly and a Bite at 5:30, and is back in Aspen by 6:00 PM.

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Hello and welcome to our now rapidly developing plan to offer car-less (or car-free I should say) visitors and residents of Aspen Snowmass the enticing option of spending a memorable day – or few days – 23 miles (as the eagle flies, but over 50 by road) off and away to the other side of the Elk Mountain Range, up and along the incredible Crystal River Valley, and on to the remarkable little mountain town of Marble, Colorado, historic home of course to the legendary Yule.

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Along the way we will encounter many a vast panoramic view, we’ll stop for a little shopping and ice cream. We’ll see waterfalls, and wildlife, and eagles probably galore. We may even perhaps tour a castle. Yes, really.

On the return journey we’ll be able to indulge more time to the places we skimmed by earlier in the day, and whoever booked their ticket for the Avalanche Ranch hot springs will be in for half an hour or so of heavenly bliss, that’s for sure. But whichever way we meander our way back we will be taking our usual sweet time about it, with a full three hours committed to each outward and return journey – when barely an hour would cover the distance in a direct shot.

Previously I showcased the Detour’s other focal point, Avalanche Ranch, and today I will be taking a look at the myriad of options presented by Marble, a truly exceptional rugged and remote Colorado Rocky Mountain town.  I am fairly sure there are more pastimes and activities than those listed below, and when I discover them I will add them to the list, but in the meantime, here is a run down of the activities that I have found widely promoted, enthusiastically received, and roundly endorsed by Marble’s loyal and growing legion of fans.

What follows are excerpts taken from each companies’ various websites and social media accounts. For clarity I have highlighted the text in indigo and capped each cutting with double quotes. I have not altered anything other than to cut out text that I thought unnecessary for this particular adaption, without in any way altering or influencing the underlying message.

The plan at the moment is to get the tour up and running on full cylinders by the 4th of July, and sputtering into life a good deal earlier than that as I explore my way around the route. So please, stay tuned as there could, or will be, more than a few complimentary and greatly discounted tickets available in the run up to what promises to be a quite hectic, rewarding and interesting summer.

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SLOW GROOVIN’ BBQ

“Family, Nature, Community and of course Ridiculously good BBQ

LOCATIONS: 101 West 1st Street, Marble, CO 81623. Slow Groovin Slopeside 67 Elbert Lane, Snowmass Village, CO 81615. HOURS: Marble (970) 963-4090. Open 7 days a week 11am — 9pm May 1st – October 31st Snowmass: (970) 429-4761. Open 7 days a week (Dec 1st- Mtn Closing) (June 2nd – Oct 15th) 12PM — 10PM.”  

WHAT IS SLOW GROOVIN’ BBQ?

“In Colorado, not only do we have the beautiful mountains for inspiration, but we have flexibility in our quest for great barbecue. We are not expected to adhere to a certain style of BBQ by critics or long standing regional traditions.  This allows us to adopt our favorite tastes from hot spots across the country and to create a unique blend that is Colorado BBQ.” 

 “Our mission is to create an atmosphere that embraces the important things in life: Family, Nature, Community and of course ridiculously good BBQ. We take pride in every item on our menu. So kick back and Slow Groove your way into something to remember.”

IT ALL STARTED IN MARBLE, COLORADO

Cooking from scratch at the end of the road.

“Slow Groovin’ BBQ began in the town of Marble, Colorado surrounded by the beautiful Elk mountains. Marble gets its name from the Marble Quarry, just up the road from the heart of town.  The Lincoln Memorial, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Capitol Building in Denver and many other important buildings were all built with Marble from this area.  At the end of the road and off the beaten track, Marble is a place where cell phones do not work and nature’s beauty is unrivaled.  Today you can find us up in Marble during the summer season and in Snowmass Village year round.”

SLOW GROOVIN’ BBQ

“Family, Nature, Community and of course Ridiculously good BBQ”

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Hiking, Canoeing and Fishing

Marble Tourism Association

http://marbletourismassociation.org/

“The Marble Tourism Association represents the best of what Marble has to offer. The best services, best value and best information. You can reach us with your questions and we’ll be happy to answer and get you on your way to a time of your life!”

Canoeing

“Few things in life are more peaceful than paddling a canoe across a beautiful high-country lake, and that dream can be realized at Marble’s own Beaver Lake, situated on the eastern edge of the town.”

Beaver Lake

“The 20-acre lake, which is maintained and stocked with trout by the Division of Wildlife (DOW), is a canoeing gem. No motorized watercraft are allowed on the lake, and it’s easy to spend a couple of hours paddling across the lake and back, fishing from the canoe, or just floating and relaxing. Several locals and some of the lodges keep canoes and other means of water conveyance locked up at the northwest corner of the lake by the Beaver Lake sign where there is a large parking lot and a public outhouse.”

“The Lake’s two namesake lodges, Beaver Lake Lodge and Beaver Lake Retreat, make canoes available to their guests and will rent to non-guests, even though you may have to wheel the canoe 100 yards or so from those lodges to the lake. On the busiest day of summer you might encounter a small flotilla of other watercraft, but generally it will be just you and your canoe gliding across the lake amidst mountain peaks at all points of the compass. The absolute best hours of the day for canoeing are the first three and last three hours of daylight, when the surface is usually windlessly calm and the light is best for snapshots of you and snow-capped peaks reflected in the surface of the lake. 

“Fishing in Beaver Lake is generally good for rainbows and cutthroats because the lake is stocked periodically over the summer and sometimes with mature brooders from the hatchery after they have served their term for spawning purposes.”

Lizard Lake

“For the canoeist looking for a little more adventure, Lizard Lake is tucked between the base of the towering southwest-facing cliffs of Sheep Mountain and the “backside” of Hat Mountain with great views of the east face of Whitehouse Mountain. Lizard Lake, which is accessed via the jeep road to Crystal (see 4×4 Routes), is a reputedly bottomless 5-acre lake supervised by the Forest Service. Its name is mistakenly derived from the fact that it is inhabited by lizard-like salamanders with external feather-like gills that can be observed floating above clumps of aquatic vegetation or hugging the mud bottom.”

The Crystal River

“Please note that river canoeing is not recommended on the Crystal River unless canoeists are very experienced and very familiar with whitewater conditions. The Crystal River near Marble is at times very rocky and dangerous, with whitewater conditions that can easily swamp a canoe, particularly during spring runoff from May through June. Later in the summer, the river is particularly rocky and is not recommended for canoe travel.”

Fishing

“When you’re thinking about a great family outing in the mountains, there’s nothing better than spending a day on the water fly fishing for trout in Colorado, surrounded by spectacular scenery. That’s Marble! Whether the angler is an experienced fly-fisherman looking for pristine trout streams or a youngster hoping to hook up his or her first fish, Marble has something to offer.”

Fly fishing on the Crystal River

The Crystal River, known as one of the favorite fly fishing destinations in Colorado, springs forth from the mountains just above Marble and flows through town and down through Redstone until it joins the Roaring Fork River below Carbondale. The Crystal is home to wild populations of German brown, rainbow, cutthroat, and brook trout, as well as big schools of mountain whitefish. On public stretches of the Crystal between Redstone and Marble, the Colorado Division of Wildlife regularly stocks the river with catchable-size rainbow and cutthroat trout.

Flyfishermen have the best success on the Crystal. The river is very rocky and bait and spinner fishermen tend to lose their gear. Recommended patterns for the Crystal include the bead-head pheasant tail, bead-head prince nymph, H&L Variant, Stimulator, and elk-hair caddis. Fly fishermen staying in the Glenwood Springs and Aspen areas often find that the Crystal River is a quiet retreat from other busy rivers.”

Lake Fishing

Beaver Lake

“One of the favorite family destinations is Beaver Lake, a Colorado Division of Wildlife property located on the eastern edge of the town of Marble. The lake is regularly stocked with catchable trout by the Colorado Division of Wildlife, and it’s a great place for kids to catch their first fish. Parking is good and access is easy. There is a wide dike on the western edge of the lake that allows anglers to spread out, and it’s the kind of place where you can take a folding chair, an umbrella for protection from the sun, a tackle box, and lounge in the sun while watching your bobber. Most anglers use bait (salmon eggs, powerbait) or spinners on Beaver Lake, though fly fishing is effective in the evenings with damselflies and other lake patterns.

No motorboats are allowed on Beaver Lake, but paddleboats, rafts, belly boats, and canoes are welcome. Canoes are available for rent at Beaver Lake Lodge and Beaver Lake Retreat. There is a public restroom, but no trash service. Fishermen are reminded to pick up their trash and take it home with them.”

McKee Pond

“Located along the Marble airstrip near Mile Marker 5 on County Road 3. It’s a small pond of approximately 3 acres with an active beaver lodge in the center of it, and home to a population of wild brook trout and stocked rainbows and cutthroats. Though privately owned, the pond is public access and stocked by the state. Fishing is good with spinners and flies. Canoes, rafts, and belly boats are welcome, and it’s a popular swimming hole for families on hot summer days.

Just downstream from McKee Pond is Island Pond, just below the bridge to Hermit’s Hideaway. Only the north shore of the pond is available for fishing, which is the strip of land between the river and the pond. Check for signs to see if fishing is permitted.”

Leave No Trace

“When enjoying Marble’s lakes, even if the visitor before you has not complied, the rule of decency is to “leave no trace” of your having been there. A spot as beautiful as this is even more degraded than ordinary places by any sort of man made trash, including cigarette butts and discarded fishing line. It is not too difficult to remember that if you or someone else packed it in you should pack it out. Canoeists are also reminded that life jackets are required when canoeing on Beaver Lake or Lizard Lake, and that sudden winds can whip up in the afternoon, making it tricky to paddle back across. Keep an eye on weather conditions, wear sunscreen, and wear your life jackets.”

Hiking, Canoeing and Fishing

Marble Tourism Association

http://marbletourismassociation.org/

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CRYSTAL RIVER JEEP TOURS

Smith Family Colorado dot com

We don’t bounce, we rock!

“Open from June 1 to October 1. For more information or reservations call (970) 963-1991. Email or visit our website crystalriverjeeptour.smithfamilycolorado.com

Crystal River Jeep Tours is located in Marble, Colorado, where the pavement ends and the beauty begins. CRJT was established in 1951 and ranks among the oldest adventure tour operations in the state. Take one of our guided tours to historic Crystal City and the Crystal Mill, experience the breathtaking views and wild flowers along the Lead King Basin road or the valley panorama from the top of Sheep Mountain. Overlook the Yule Marble Quarry from Treasure Mountain, or experience the Devils Punch Bowl at the foot of Schofield Pass. Our guided tours are an experience found nowhere else in the world, which skirt the edge of the Maroon Bells-Snowmass wilderness area in the White River National Forest. The road to Crystal City and Lead King Basin follows the trail blazed by settlers, prospectors and miners over a century ago, and is still today as pristine. The upper Crystal River Valley is ranked among the top locations in the state for viewing wild flowers and fall colors.

Let our tour guides negotiate the difficult terrain in our heavy duty Jeeps, while you ride along and enjoy the grandeur of the Crystal River valley. We also provide transportation services for photography, hiking, fishing and hunting. Bring your gear, we’ll get you there and back.

CRJT Drivers All of our drivers are retirees. We call it the “antique tours with the antique drivers” because we figure if you are over 50, you are an antique. Especially when driving one of the antique Jeeps. And if we drive the road correctly we should rock you more than bounce you.  We don’t bounce, we rock…

CRJT is dedicated to giving our customers the best tour experience possible — safely, courteously and knowledgeably. As a business CRJT has not changed its rates appreciably since its founding, thus drivers do not make much salary. As retirees our goal is to supplement our retirement incomes doing something we love. If your tour guide is safe, courteous, knowledgeable and at least a little entertaining we encourage you to leave a tip.”

GUIDED TOURS DESCRIPTION AND PRICING

“Crystal River Jeep Tours: Crystal Mill   For an adventure off the beaten path, come to the Marble area with its mining past, historic towns and dramatic mountain scenery.  We operate well maintained, heavy duty Jeeps and our tour guides are all experienced off-road drivers with a broad knowledge of the history and geography of the area, and trained annually in CPR and first aid procedures.  We recommend you bring a coat or wind breaker, hat, water, tennis shoes or hiking boots, insect repellent, sun block, and that you dress in layers. Don’t forget your brown bag lunch if the tour requires it.  Don’t forget your wallet for the Crystal Store and Crystal Tale Books. “

“Our vehicles are open Jeeps equipped with first aid kit, fire extinguisher, ponchos and a tarp for safety and protection.  Weather at high altitudes is unpredictable — mountain storms form with little notice (our tours range from 8000 to 11000 feet elevation).  Storage is limited – small 12-pack sized coolers and day packs only please (each Jeep is also equipped with one small cooler (24 pack) and ice packs if you do not have your own). Be prepared for a rocking, dusty ride over the same trail our fore-bearers blazed when they settled the area.  Above all, do not forget your camera and binoculars.

All tours depart from Marble. We recommend you arrive 15 minutes early to make payment, sign waivers and get loaded in your Jeep. Note that we DO NOT transport pets, however we may have a pet sitter available.

Reservations recommended.   Walk-ins are welcome. For reservations call (970) 963-1991, For the 2018 Season: Open from June 1 until November 30. Depending on snow melt and snow build up.  Oct/Nov by reservation only. All Tours: Children under 5 free, age 5-9 half-price, age 10 and over full fare. We DO NOT allow car seats or pets. All Tours: If you want a private tour, let us know.  Otherwise, we will fill the Jeep with strangers. It’s part of the adventure.”

“Crystal Mill Tour:  $125.00 per person (1 passenger). $100.00 per person (2 passengers). $75.00 per person (3 or more passengers). This tour takes you to the historic Crystal Mill and Crystal City, 20 minute stops at each site. Your Jeep will traverse the mountain road blazed by settlers in the late 1800’s, which is still in about the same condition. See Lizard Lake, overlook the Crystal River from the shelf roads, see natural spring water falls, wildlife, the Sheep Mountain cliffs towering 2000 feet above and the unmatched beauty of the Upper Crystal River Valley.

Lead King Basin Loop Tour: $150.00 per person (1 passenger). $120.00 per person (2 passengers). $100.00 per person (3 or more passengers). Departure Time: 10:00 am. Duration: 5 hours. This 18 mile, 10,500 foot summit, loop tour includes incredible wildflower covered alpine meadows, panoramic views of the valley and peaks, 20 minute stops at Silver Creek, Coors Falls (lunch stop), Crystal City, and the historic Crystal Mill. The road borders the Maroon Bells/Snowmass Wilderness area in the White River National Forest. Brown bag lunch recommended.

Silver Creek Trailhead:  $210.00 per person (1-2 passengers). $195.00 per person (3-4 passengers). Duration: 7 hours. The Lead King Loop tour on steroids, also called the ‘antique tour with the antique driver’. Ride in one of our antique Willys Jeeps, or any other Jeep in our fleet. Numerous photo stops, plus experience a side trip to the Devils Punchbowl. Brown bag lunch recommended.

Sheep Mountain Tour, Crystal City from Inspiration Point: $130.00 per person (2 passengers). $100.00 per person (3 or more passengers). Duration: 5 hours. Sheep Mountain is a ridge that extends 4 miles up the valley, peaking at 11,500 feet. From the summit we will take you on moderate hikes to Inspiration Point (overlooking Crystal City, the Old Mill, and Lead King Basin), and the narrow west ridge overlooking the Lower Crystal River Valley at Marble, and the numerous peaks surrounding the valley. A panoramic view of the Crystal River Valley. Brown bag lunch recommended.

Trailheads: Lost Trail: $60.00 (2 passenger minimum). Silver Creek: $80.00 (2 passenger minimum). Geneva Lake:$100.00 (2 passenger minimum)

Transportation for photography, camping, hiking, hunters and outdoorsmen. We will drop you off at the trailhead or campsite, and comeback and get you at a prearranged time. We do not use Jeeps for this service.  We are currently using a 6-seat Polaris giving us 5 passenger max.This service is offered only with an early morning departure and late afternoon pick-up. Call for confirmation and rates. Bring your gear, we will get you there and back. One overnight backpack per passenger. Other baggage additional charge.

Other Services 

Crystal River Jeep Tours: Fall Colors Additional time:  $50.00 per hour per person. Groups: 10% discount for groups of more than 10. Maximum 15 at one time.”

When to Come?

“Early June the road to Crystal will have only recently opened.  The Lead King loop may or may not be open early.  The river, creeks and falls will be running high and fast, shedding the runoff from the previous winters snow fall.  You will see alpine wild flowers beginning to bloom, including Columbine, the state flower.  The mountain peaks will still have heavy snow fields on their summits.

Late June through July the alpine flowers will be in full bloom, carpeting the hillside on the Lead King Basin loop as we skirt the wilderness area.  The river will be running clear as crystal, back to a normal flow.  The road to Sheep Mountain will have opened allowing unprecedented views of the upper valley.  Much of the high mountain snow will be melting.

Throughout the spring season the climate will be cool mornings and evenings, and temperate days with daily rain showers.  Note that opening day depends on the snow melt. 

Summer, July to September           

July through early August the flora and fauna of the area will be in full swing reproducing and reestablishing itself in hopes of surviving the winter soon to follow. In August the fall perennial flowers will still be blooming. In September you may experience snow flurries in the high country and the trees may be turning colors preparing for autumn which generally begins mid-September. Prime fishing begins as the waters recede. Rains are generally short showers.

Fall Colors, Autumn, September to October

Mid-September to early October see the autumn colors in the Rockies. The Crystal River valley is among the top areas in the state for fall colors. Gold and red-tinged aspen groves, russet oak, orange mountain ash, green pines and more. Rain, mixed with sleet or snow, could occur anytime.   Dress warmly in layers.       

Winter, October to November

Tours during this period are dependent on snowfall and road conditions to Crystal City.  We chain up all four tires and the road is actually smoother because the snow packs down over the rocks. We will not put tops on the Jeeps, dress accordingly. We highly recommend you call ahead during this period, because if there are no tour reservations we will shut down for the season.”

CRYSTAL RIVER JEEP TOURS

Smith Family Colorado dot com

We don’t bounce, we rock!

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MARBLE BIKE RENTALS

116 E. Main St.
Marble, CO 81623
Phone: (970) 963-7257
Facebook Page

“MARBLE BIKE RENTALS specializes in FAT BIKE RENTALS including electric assist models. Open for reservations year round we also rent snowshoes in the winter. Come and enjoy our majestic valley on a electric bike or any of our regular pedal bikes for two hours or all day!”

MARBLE BIKE RENTALS

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OutWest Guides

7500 County Road 3, Marble, CO 81623 
Phone: 970-963-5525
Email: info@outwestguides.com
HOURS: Monday Sunday: 8am-5pm

Mailing Address: 5121 CR 3, Marble CO 81623. Please call us for directions to our corral and lodge locations.

“OutWest Guides is best known for Trophy mule deer hunting, elk hunting, blue grouse & whitetail ptarmigan hunting, guided fly-fishing trips, overnight Montana-style expedition pack trips, and guided horseback rides. 

Manager, Kevin Cox has over 25 years of hunting experience.  Kevin has spent a large portion of his life hunting whitetail deer, turkey, small game, upland game birds, elk, mule deer, and black bear. His love for hunting and scouting will ensure you that OutWest Guides will do all we can to put you on the game you are after.

Our guides are experienced hunters that have a strong desire to get their clients into game and watch them bag their trophy.  When you book a hunt with OutWest Guides, you can expect your guide to be courteous, knowledgeable of the game you are after, and very hard working.  We have a team of top quality guides that know how to treat people, and have a strong desire to help our clients be successful.

HORSEBACK RIDING & WILDERNESS PACK TRIPS

Horseback riding Colorado with OutWest Guides is a treat. Located near Glenwood Springs, Aspen, Breckenridge, the Redstone Castle, and Vail. We ride into the Maroon Bells/Snowmass Wilderness near Marble. Our motto, “The best horses, the best guides, and above all, the best scenery!” This has been proven time and again to thousands of happy horseback riders.

COLORADO DAY RIDES AND HOUR HORSEBACK RIDES

We offer one-hour horseback rides for families with small children, two-hour horseback rides, three hour rides, half day and full day horseback riding into our gorgeous wilderness as well as multi-day Montana-style wilderness horse pack trips. If you have ridden with us before and want to check out a different trial, please let us know and we can introduce you to a new area and many great views.  

Riders must be at least 7 years old!”

MONTANA-STYLE HORSE PACK TRIPS AND WILDERNESS ADVENTURES

“Our overnight wilderness pack trips are an expedition into the past, with some of the comforts of the present day. We set up spacious, comfortable wall tents in our wilderness camp locations, then ride in to the base camp for an extended stay.

You can enjoy watching the plentiful wildlife, go fishing for brook trout in the creek winding through camp, go on a lengthy trail ride, photograph the bounty of wildflowers, or simply relax on a lawn chair and read a book. We provide all meals. You need bring only your personal gear and a sleeping bag

QUALITY TRAIL HORSES FROM OUTSTANDING BLOODLINES

We feature Missouri foxtrotters, quarter horses, paints, and Arabians. We take excellent care of our horses, and you’ll notice the difference. Unlike most outfitters, we’re not looking for those “bottom of the barrel,” broken-down old nags. Our horses are young, fit, strong, lively, and ready to go. Our horses are gentle enough for any beginning rider, and will patiently carry them up and down the mountain. Experienced riders, however, will delight in our horses’ responsiveness and light touch. We also have quality trail horses for sale.

WILDLIFE VIEWING

 The wildlife in the Marble, Colorado area is astounding. We commonly see elk and mule deer on our Colorado horseback rides, but we see a wide array of creatures from time to time, including blue grouse, ptarmigan, all manner of flickers and woodpeckers, jays, golden eagles and bald eagles, ducks, geese, redtailed hawks, goshawks, and other raptors; bighorn sheep; fox and coyotes; and even a rare lynx was recently spotted near Marble. 

PRIVACY AND QUALITY

There’s a reason why the Aspen Highlands Ritz-Carlton Club, the St. Regis Aspen Resort, the Roaring Fork Club, and many other premiere resorts send their horseback riding guests to us at OutWest Guides. Not only do we have the best horses and the best guides, you’ll rarely see another person on our day rides! If you’ve ever been on one of those “industrial rides” in Aspen or Snowmass on a tired, skinny horse with 30 other riders as you plod along on a gravel road through the ski lifts and condos, you’ll never go back.

We rarely take more than 5 people in one group, unless a large family or group wants to ride together. You’ll bookmark OutWest Guides as your new favorite place to ride.  We know how to treat our guests, and strive to give you the best service possible.

SUMMER DAY RIDES & PACK TRIPS (CHILDREN 7 AND OLDER ARE WELCOME)

1-hour rides: $60 per person (4 person minimum). 2-hour rides: $95 per person (2 person minimum). 3-hour rides: $135 per person (2 person minimum). Half Day rides: $205 per person (2 person minimum; snack and drink included). Full Day rides: $295 per person (2 person minimum; lunch included) 

WILDERNESS PACK TRIPS

1 Night – $550 per person (Two person minimum). 2 Nights – $850 per person. 3 Nights – $1200 per person. 4 Nights – $1500 per person. 5 Nights – $1850 per person”

COLORADO TROUT FISHING WITH OUTWEST GUIDES

FLY FISHING

“Fly fishing in Colorado is an adventure you’ll always remember. OutWest Guides is located among some of the best fishing in Colorado, and the views on our streams are simply unforgettable. Our fly-fishing instructors put clients onto a wide variety of trout species, including rainbow trout, German brown trout, cutthroat trout, and brook trout.

OutWest Guides is known for top-quality professional guides who specialize in giving first-class instruction for beginning fly-fishers. Have you always wanted to learn to fly-fish? You’ve come to the right place. Our guides start from the ground up, teaching you solid fundamentals so that you’ll have success fishing on your own.

You can book an overnight pack trip into the mountains for high-country lake and small stream fishing. You’ll learn dry fly fishing and nymph fishing, the basic fly-fishing knots, hooking and playing a trout, the catch and release ethic, and basic entomology—how to choose a fly to match the hatch. The overnight high-mountain lake and stream trips are either horseback or hiking trips to a fully set-up wilderness camp.”

THE COLORADO SLAM: BROWN, BROOKIE, RAINBOW, CUTTHROAT TROUT

“The Crystal River that flows through Marble offers exciting fishing. Few rivers can offer the opportunity to catch all four major trout species in one day of fishing. We call it the “Colorado Slam”—netting a brook trout, German brown trout, rainbow trout, and cutthroat trout all in the same day on a fly rod. Several of our clients have done it, and many more have had a great time trying!

 We fish the Crystal River around Marble, CO. Where other stretches of public water may get fished literally hundreds of times a year, our waters see very little pressure. Our fish are wild and stout.

GUIDED FLYFISHING RATES

1/2 day, 1 rod $260: 1/2 day, 2 rod $350: 1/2 day, 3 rod $475

Full day, 1 rod $350: Full day, 2 rod $450: Full day, 3 rod $575

Overnight pack trip $550 per person per day, 2 rod minimum. Lunch included on full day trips.

WHAT TO BRING

Long pants, Sunscreen, Sunglasses (polarized if possible),

Colorado trout fishing with OutWest Guides is a family vacation adventure you won’t forget. Our fly-fishing guides specialize in fly-fishing instruction.”

OutWest Guides

7500 County Road 3, Marble, CO 81623 
Phone: 970-963-5525
Email: info@outwestguides.com

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Take the ASPEN MARBLE DETOUR

ASPEN TO MARBLE RETURN

a Small Group Tour

Convenient, Comfortable, and Anything but Direct

Tour Your Way Around

The Crystal River Valley

Just $99 Per Person

Includes One Aspen Pick-up and Drop-Off,

plus Multiple Rides Up and Down The Gorgeous Crystal River Valley

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