Float Fish the Black Canyon of the Gunnison

Experience the Thrill of Wilderness Fly Fishing in the Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area

We Specialize in 1-3 Day Float Fishing Trips in The Black Canyon

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Legendary Among Fly Fishing Enthusiasts

Known for its large, wild rainbow trout and brown trout, the Gunnison Gorge is revered as one of North America's most productive Gold Medal Trout fisheries.

✅ World-Class Fly Fishing Guides

Our guides are among the most experienced fly fishing guides in the industry. Make no mistake – this is the trip of a lifetime, and our professional guides will offer you the best wilderness fly fishing experience you can get.

✅ Unparalleled Beauty

The Gunnison Gorge is a whitewater adventure filled with exciting rapids and surrounded by stunning Precambrian rock formations – some of Earth's oldest exposed rock formations.

✅ Abundant Wildlife

The Gunnison Gorge is abundant with native Colorado wildlife. Stay alert! You may have the opportunity to view bighorn sheep, river otters, mule deer, eagles, wild chukar partridge, and much more.

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One of the best trips ever...

"One of the best trips ever. Great environment. Great guides. Great food. Great fishing. Great adventure. There wasn’t a moment on this journey that I wasn’t having a good time or just generally awed by the surroundings." ~Steve Ward

Very organized and well run trip...

"Fantastic fishing and camping trip. The guides were excellent and took care of everything. Very organized and well run trip. I plan to do it again in the future." ~Jay Desvaux

Would highly recommend them...

"Guides were awesome! Great with fishing, setting up camp, prep/cook meals, hiking, info on the canyon, etc. Would highly recommend them!" ~Frank McGrath

I've been floating The Gunnison Gorge with GRE for 4 years...

"Sandy and the crew at GRE make sure each guest has a great time in the Gunnison Gorge. I've been floating the gorge with GRE for 4 years and have had a fantastic time every year!" ~Brent Sear

A Trip You'll Remember Forever!

Your adventure will begin at Pleasure Park at 6:00 AM with a 4-wheel drive trip to the Chukar Trail trailhead. A moderate hike down into the canyon brings you to Chukar Beach.

Once at Chukar Beach, you will gear up in the raft for your 14-mile float fishing trip. Don't forget to look up and enjoy the spectacular views!

We Handle the Details

Gunnison River Expeditions has been doing this since 1985, so we know how to offer a first-class fly fishing trip! We use horses to pack all the river equipment into the canyon the day before your trip.

  • NRS Dry Bag for personal gear
  • PFD (Personal Flotation Device)
  • Flies, Your guide will have flies or you can bring some from home or purchase additional flies from Pleasure Park Fly Shop
  • Tents
  • Fly rods
  • Fishing boots
  • Sleeping bag, sleeping pad (or cot if needed)
  • Camping equipment
  • Medical kit
  • Delicious cooked meals
  • Water, lemonade, gatorade, coffee, tea, juice


Full-Day (8 hr) - $1,400 per boat

2-Day (overnight camping) - $3,400 per boat

3-Day (overnight camping) - $4,200 per boat

Boat Launches are Limited. . .

Per BLM regulations, Gunnison River Expeditions is allowed a maximum of 12 people per day on a single launch date. The limitation includes clients and guides combined. This is one of the most regulated rivers when it comes to party size.

Due to the nature of these trips, we require an advanced reservation and a deposit to confirm all fishing trips in the Gunnison Gorge.

Don't Delay! Book Your Black Canyon Trip Now!

Call us at (970) 872-3232