Animas River Fly Fishing Guides

Animas River Fly Fishing in the Heart of Durango

Flowing through the heart of Durango, Colorado, the Animas River is our home water and one we love. The Animas is a freestone river that boasts huge rainbow, brown, and cuttbow trout. Abundant midge, caddis, and mayfly hatches, with some stoneflies thrown in for good measure, make for exciting fishing throughout town. When flows permit, floating is an adventure not to be missed!

Book with our experiences Animas River fly fishing guides below – we can’t wait to share the water with you.


We offer float and wade trips on three different stretches of the river. Above town, the river is slow and meandering through oxbows in the beautiful Animas Valley. Through town there is great access along the entire river and plenty of great fishing spots to hit along the way. And below town we have excellent floating during the high water season, and incredible private water ranches when levels become too low to float.

Wade, 1-2 Anglers

4 hrs $425
6 hrs $495
8 hrs $565

*Add a third angler (wade only) for $125

Float, 1-2 Anglers

8 hrs $600

Fish The “Magic Hour”


Limited on time, or just want to fish the evening hatch while the sun sets?
We offer float or wade fishing trips from 6 pm – 8:30 pm.

1 or 2 Anglers $415
3 Anglers (wade only) $465

“Jeremy Nolan and his group of guides are true professionals and provide their customers a day of great sport. They are always on time, with the right gear, great lunch and always a smile. One note of caution during the “High Season” – you need to book early for they get very busy.”


Book A Trip Today

Reserve your date on the water with one of our Animas River fly fishing guides! Booking your trip is a breeze – simply use the form to ask questions or reserve your date, or call us directly at the number below. We appreciate your interest in fishing with us!

CALL/TEXT: (970) 422-5422

Trip Details

Cancellation Policy

Trips cancelled prior to 30 days of the trip date are entitled to a full refund. Trips cancelled 29-11 days prior to the trip date are entitled to a refund of 50% of the trip cost. Trips cancelled within the 10 days prior to the trip date are responsible for the full amount of the trip.

Fishing License

Fishing licenses are required for guided fishing trips in the state of Colorado. You can purchase your Colorado fishing license through the Colorado parks & Wildlife website.


Tips for our guides are not included in our trip rates. Our team works hard… and you’ll notice it for yourself! We appreciate your business.

Animas River Flow Report


  • Temperature: 64.04 ° F
  • Streamflow: 384 ft³/s
  • Gage height: 2.64 ft
Temperature GraphStreamflow GraphGage height Graph