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Adventure through Aspen with Wild Willow Outfitters


Voted Best Fly-Fishing Outfitter in Aspen by The Aspen Times

Premier Partner of Hotel Jerome | Wild Willow Outfitters is committed to creating authentic Colorado fly fishing and hunting experiences that you and your family or group will remember for years to come. Their experienced guides have spent years on the rivers of the Roaring Fork Valley and in the mountains of Western Colorado and have a passion for the outdoors. Wild Willow is located on the first floor of Hotel Jerome at the east end of the lobby.

Winter 2023-2024

  • Winter Fly Fishing

    The fishing is world-class here in the Roaring Fork Valley – and contrary to popular belief, the winter months provide some of the best fishing all year long. At 8,000 feet of elevation with a clear blue sky and the sun shining high, the snowy riverbanks are just as comfortable as the slopes. No need to get in the water this time of year – we’ve got the gear to keep you comfortable as you net trophy trout while also catching some of the most picturesque winter wonderland scenes on camera.

  • Upland Bird Hunting

    If you’ve never spent a day in the field with highly trained hunting dogs and a knowledgeable guide, now is the time. This truly unforgettable experience is offered September 1st through March 1st and is not to be overlooked. Give your joints a break from the slopes with 360-degree views of Western Colorado landscape, enjoy milder winter conditions than those found near Aspen and experience a perfect day that will relieve all of the stress that life’s daily grind often provides.

  • Waterfowl

    The early morning wake-up call is made worth it when the first waterfowl fly overhead as the sun rises over the rivers of Western Colorado. Our guides will set you up for a morning of action with our trained dogs, at the ready to retrieve your game. Seasons vary by location, but waterfowl trips are offered between October and January.

More from Wild Willow Outfitters

Fly and Ride | E-Bike Fly Fishing Experience

Take an e-bike on a fly-fishing adventure: this one-of-a-kind experience departs from Wild Willow Outfitters at The Hotel Jerome. You will follow your guide as they lead the way with all equipment needed in tow – once on the Rio Grande Trail you will see the Gold Medal Waters of the Roaring Fork River, flowing by your side. The e-bike provides a unique way to access some otherwise hard-to-reach fishing locations without a lot of effort.

  • Colorado State Fishing License Required | $22 per person
  • $475 per guide | 2 anglers per guide
  • E-bikes | $100/day per bike

Fly Fishing

In the Roaring Fork Valley, it doesn’t get much better than fly fishing on gold medal waters with an experienced and knowledgeable guide from Wild Willow Outfitters. We make it easy by offering round-trip transportation to and from the river while providing all the equipment necessary for all ability levels to enjoy an authentic Colorado experience.

  • Colorado State Fishing License Required | $22 per person
  • Traditional trip pricing: $475 per guide | 2 anglers per guide
  • Private water pricing: $675 per guide | 2 anglers per guide
  • Includes 4 hours of guided fishing, gear and transportation
  • Looking for a more premier experience, with bigger fish and less river traffic? Our exclusive private water access is unbeatable.

Float Trip

Join one of our Certified and Seasoned guides for a float down the Roaring Fork River. Enjoy the decadent Colorado landscapes from a totally unique perspective while floating your flies through trout-filled waters. With 60 pounds of trout per acre of river, this Gold Medal fishery is primed and ready to put some seriously healthy Rainbows and Browns in your net. All necessary fishing gear and safety equipment will be provided. A gourmet lunch and a cooler of water will be included, a menu will be discussed and approved prior to the day of the trip. Transportation will need to be arranged to and from the boat ramp, which is approximately 30 minutes away from Aspen.

  • Traditional float | 4 hours
  • $825 per boat | 2 anglers per boat
  • Up to two anglers per boat

"Whatever Floats Your Boat" River Cruise

This trip offers everything you will find in our traditional float – except we know fishing is not exactly everyone’s motivation to get out on the river. While all equipment will be on board and available if you get the urge to net a Gold Medal trout, it does not have to be the focus. We are offering a fully customizable and tailored experience for a private guided tour on the Roaring Fork River with one of our professional, personable and certified local guides. With wireless Bluetooth speakers on board, enjoy your favorite tunes as you sip your beverages of choice on your way to a fully catered riverside breakfast, lunch or dinner (we highly recommend the sunset cruise). You will work with our private chef to create a menu of your choosing and have it served to you fresh on the riverbank. From there, the float continues until we reach our destination, and you are driven home in a private limo.

  • Call to discuss pricing
  • 4 hours

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