San Juan River Fly Fishing Guides

San Juan River: A Trout Fishing Paradise

Experience trophy browns & bows in a dramatic, high-desert setting! The San Juan River is a nationally renowned tailwater that fishes an unbelievable 365 days a year! Get to know the 3 unique sections our San Juan River fly fishing guides run trips on:

Quality Water Section

The Quality Water stretch of the Juan boasts prolific midge and blue wing olive hatches. The number of large trout is truly staggering, and it’s no wonder that the San Juan is considered one of the best trout fisheries in the world.

Float or Wade, 1-2 Anglers

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

*Add a third angler (wade only) for $100

Middle Section

The middle stretch of the San Juan River is home to high numbers of smaller fish with some true beasts lurking amongst them. A great way to escape the crowds of summer, and a great float for younger anglers to get a lot of action.

Float or Wade, 1-2 Anglers

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

*Add a third angler (wade only) for $100

Lower Section

The lower float on the San Juan covers 9 miles of private ranch land and is a remarkable trip. Less anglers and more water make this the perfect combination for those anglers looking for a little more solitude.

Float Only, 1-2 Anglers

6 hrs $495
8 hrs $565

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 with Heads Up Fly Fishing, CO was our guide for a fishing trip on our anniversary trip on the San Juan River. He was truly a professional guide. We caught plenty of fish, were safe, and found many fun things to talk about while on a day-long fishing trip!”

Heather T.

Book A Trip Today

Reserve your date on the water with one of our San Juan 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.

San Juan River Flow Report


  • Temperature: 49.64 ° F
  • Streamflow: 329 ft³/s
  • Gage height: 2.90 ft
Temperature GraphStreamflow GraphGage height Graph