RIGS Fly Shop & Guide Service is conveniently located in the incredible Uncompahgre River Valley nestled below the majestic San Juan Mountains in Ridgway, Colorado and plays host to some of the most productive waters in the Southwest. RIGS offers quality Colorado fly fishing trips, walk and wade fishing, whitewater rafting, family rafting,instructional clinics, group trips, custom river adventures and Full Service Fly Shop!
Areas of Service and Expertise
RIGS is located in the picturesque Uncompahgre River Valley nestled below the majestic San Juan Mountains, conveniently located between Telluride, Ouray and Montrose, Colorado. This scenic wilderness region plays host to amazing gold medal waters, public waters, private waters and some of the best whitewater in Southwest Colorado. RIGS offers quality whitewater rafting and year-round fly fishing for both the expert and the first timer: including some of the best family rafting and walk wade fly-fishing trips in the state. We specialize in Inflatable Kayak Trips, Float Fishing, Guided Fly Fishing, Group Trips, Corporate Retreats, Custom River Adventures, Fishing Reports for the Avid Angler, Guide Classes & Certifications and Instructional Fly Fishing Clinics for every level of experience!
Types of Experiences and Trips Provided
Whitewater Rafting Trips, Guided Fly Fishing Trips and Full Service Fly Shop.
Unique whitewater rafting trips are available throughout the summer on our local rivers located only a short distance from Ouray, Telluride, Montrose & Silverton. Spring run-off from high in the Colorado Rockies brings our rivers alive with excitement throughout each summer providing rafters a chance to discover picturesque canyons, lush riparian banks, abundant wildlife and fun/challenging class II – IV rapids. Chose from ½ Day Family Trips to Multi-Day River Adventures on exhilarating whitewater ranging from wild to mild – serious wet and wild fun for the whole family! Both paddle or oar raft options are available to our guests on the several sections of the Gunnison River and Uncompahgre River.
Explore the best of the Western Slope; experience the beauty of the San Juan Skyway, Cimmaron River, Ouray County’s High Creeks & Lakes, Black Canyon & Gunnison Gorge Wilderness and the surrounding southwest region with RIGS. Whether angling for trout in the Gunnison Gorge during “The Hatch” or discovering river rafting through the eyes of your six year old, we offer the experience and love of the outdoors to make your trip a picture perfect memory.
supporting river conservation and local watersheds since 2001
ADA Accessibility Notes
Family owned and locally operated since 2001. Most ages and ability levels welcome; including a great adaptive program for persons with disabilities.
Pet Friendly Notes