Colorado Float Trip Rates2022-07-08T11:47:38+00:00

Float trips:

Full day Float (7/8) hours:  $750

3/4 day float (5/6) hours: $650

Half-Day Float (3/4) hours:  $550

Is food provided?2021-09-23T13:41:45+00:00

Lunch is provided on all full-day float trips. If you have food or beverages that you would like to bring, you are welcome to store them on the boat. Please notify us of any allergies.

Should I bring my own fishing equipment?2021-09-23T13:44:07+00:00

No, our guides provide all equipment including rods, tippet, flies, etc. You may bring your own equipment if you have a favorite rod you prefer to fish with. Your guide will have everything that you need.

What is a hosted trip?2021-08-28T02:06:13+00:00

Southern Roots Outfitters partners with fishing guides all over the world.  We offer information about those trips on our website.  All of the hosted destinations have been fully vetted and approved by our guides.  We only recommend the very best trips for our customers.

How do I get to the river?2021-09-23T13:46:14+00:00

Prior to your trip, your guide will email you a convenient meeting location where you can leave your vehicle. 

We do not provide transportation to Denver, Eagle, Aspen, or Grand Junction. It is up to you to meet us on the river at the arranged meeting location.

After the trip, our guide trucks will take you back to your car.


Can I take pictures with the fish?2021-08-28T01:29:24+00:00

Your guide will help you get a good picture.  There are a few rules about how to handle a fish properly that every good angler should practice.  

  1.  Fish don’t breathe air!  We follow the 15-second rule.  If you don’t get the picture in a few seconds, we need to put the fish back in the water and try again on the next one.
  2.  Don’t squeeze the fish.  We know they are slippery, but squeezing can really damage these delicate creatures.  Be kind and hold them gently.
  3.  Wet your hands.  Trout have a protective slimy coat that can be easily damaged if you pick them up with dry hands.  We also recommend washing your hands to prevent putting hand lotion, sunscreen, or bug repellent on the fish.
  4. Don’t toss the fish.  They are really good at swimming right out of your hands.  Just lower them back in the water and they will know what to do.
  5. Don’t LIP your fish.  Lipping is common practice with bass but not great for trout.  You can easily dislocate their jaw.

Wet hands under tail and belly.  15-seconds out of the water only!

Can we keep, or eat, the fish we catch?2021-08-28T01:16:12+00:00

A resounding no!  Colorado trout have mercury in them.  It is not recommended that you eat more than two per year.  Our guides have never eaten any of the trout they catch in the rivers where we guide.

These are trophy trout that, if cared for properly, will live long lives in the wild.  See our FAQ on how to handle a fish properly.

What is the cancellation policy?2021-09-23T13:48:51+00:00

A 50% deposit is required to book a trip with us. You will be fully refunded 3 days prior to your trip if you need to cancel. Within the 3 day period before your trip, we will not refund your deposit unless there is an emergency or weather-related issue.

Guided trips are a go in rain or shine!  Our guides will not take a trip out in weather that is considered dangerous but remember the weather changes quickly on the Colorado River.  It may be sunny when we leave and snowing by the time we get to the take-out.  We will refund your deposit if the weather is too dangerous to take the trip.

We require a 48-hour notice if your plans change.

We even fish at night!



Is it always cold on the water?2021-08-28T01:06:32+00:00

Colorado can be really warm in the summer months but the weather can turn quickly.  Be prepared for wind, rain, snow, and sunshine all in the same day.  If you are worried about getting cold, bring an extra hoodie to put in the dry bag on the boat.

April and March can be very windy!

Storms are common and clouds move in fast.  
Bring a rain jacket.

Can I bring my dog?2021-08-28T01:02:34+00:00

We love dogs! 

Some dogs; however, are more suited to the water than others.  Goldens, Cattle Dogs, Corgis, Shepards, and Labradors are all great swimmers.  

Remember, we fish in areas where there are wild animals.  We regularly see eagles bigger than many small dogs.  We recommend that your dog be responsive to calls, able to swim, and ideally bigger than large birds. 

What are the age limits?2021-09-23T13:50:18+00:00

Seniors are welcome!  Have a sore knee or a tricky back?  No problem!  We’ve got you.  Please let your guide know in advance and we will take extra care to get you to and from the boat.  

Children are welcome; however, they must be at least 7 years old.  Occasionally we hit some rough water so you need to be big enough to hold on!

I have last-minute questions. Who can I call?2021-08-28T00:50:01+00:00

We are always here available to help.  Call Alec at 970-445-8751.  If he doesn’t answer right away, he’ll call you back.  Please leave a message.

Just For The Ladies2021-08-28T00:45:34+00:00

Tips For The Ladies

We know what you’re thinking … no porta-potties in the wild.  Don’t worry.  Our guides know every private spot to pull the boat over.  We are accustomed to taking women on our trips.  Our guides are very courteous and respectful.  

Those Waders Are Ugly! 
Once you start fishing you will forget all about what you are wearing.  The fish definitely don’t care!  However, if you have a few curves and want to pick up waders that are more suited to women, try Miss Mayfly online.  They have custom-fit waders for real women!

Where can I change clothes?  
Bring your cute outfit, some baby wipes, and your change of clothes to the drop-off point.  We’ll bring your things to you at the take-out.  Most of the take-out points have a bathroom where you can change.  

Some girls can rock any outfit!

What do I need to bring?2021-09-23T13:51:26+00:00
  •  We suggest dressing in layers.  The weather changes very quickly in Colorado.
  •   A Rain Jacket (just in case)
  •   Hat
  •   Socks
  •   Waders
  •   Fishing Boots or Water Sandals
  •   Polarized Sunglasses

Cold Weather – Full Waders Needed

Creekside – Hiking / Fishing Boots Needed

Always Bring A Hat & Polarized Glasses

Ladies, refer to our section on “Tips For The Ladies” for more
tips on wader fashion 🙂

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