Check in Sunday, June 30 and check out Friday, July 5. (5 nights/4 days)
This plan includes a two-hour horseback ride, two-hour 4×4 tour, all-day fly fishing, morning on own with a Virginia City Tour and Virginia City play in the afternoon, rodeo, 4th of July parade and 4th of July barbecue at UCO.
Cost is $1,625 and includes a rodeo ticket, play ticket, and tour train or fire truck ticket.
Check in Saturday, July 6 and check out Friday, July 12. (6 nights/5 days)
This plan includes a one-day lunch ride, one day of working cattle, one all-day ride/overnight camping in the mountains/ride back to UCO, and final-day Equine Facilitated Learning.
Cost is $2,880.
Check in Saturday, July 20 and check out Friday, July 26. (6 nights/ 5 days)
Fish five different types of water chasing six different species of fish.
Trip includes one day on the Upper Ruby River, one day on the Lower Ruby River, one day hiking to a high mountain lake, one day floating the famous Madison River, and one day fishing a small tributary stream in the high mountain meadows. Get the Montana Grand Slam and catch rainbow trout, brown trout, westslope cutthroat, brook trout, Arctic grayling and mountain whitefish all in the same week.
The Ruby River begins between the Gravelly and Snowcrest Mountain Ranges and flows down these mountains into the Ruby Valley where UCO sits on the banks of the Upper Ruby. The river then flows in to the Ruby Reservoir. Below the reservoir, the river flows in the valley that lies between the Ruby Ranch and the Tobacco Root Mountains.
The upper stretches of the Ruby River are secluded and surround by high mountain peaks and this section of the Ruby is excellent dry fly fishing for rainbows, cutthroat and grayling and an occasional brook trout. The lower stretch of the river, below Ruby Dam, provides excellent brown trout fishing. The current is slower with deeper pools and you never know what monster brown lurks below.
Enjoy high mountain lake fishing in the Tobacco Root Mountains which is made up of high peaks, snowy basins, alpine lakes, forested slopes and open rolling foothills. This range has numerous old gold mine claims and prospect sites, which were most active from the 1880’s until the 1930’s. Enjoy spectacular scenery, see history of the past and catch some of the most brilliantly colored westslope cutthroat trout you will ever see.
The Ruby River is one of the most famous rivers in the west. It offers beautiful scenery and excellent fishing. The Madison River offers opportunities for all types of fishing from dry fly, nymph to streamer fishing. The Madison has countless riffles, runs and pools, and provides the best fly fishing on the river. Big browns and rainbows are known to be found in the Madison.
While fishing mountain meadow streams in the Ruby Valley, there are many small tributaries that produce fast action for smaller sized trout (and sometimes some surprisingly larger fish). The water is so clear you can see the bottom even in places up to 10 feet deep. It’s a relaxing day fishing surrounded by wildlife and lots of fish.
This is truly a unique package in that really can’t be offered many places in America. There is so much water and so many fish, all within five minutes to one hour of Upper Canyon Outfitters.
Check out this article about UCO and the Ruby River.
Check in Saturday, August 3 and check out Friday, August 9. (6 nights/5 days)
Learn more about our annual Bamboo Week.
Cost is $3,070 with rod building and $2,350 without.
Dates are Saturday, August 10 to Friday, August 16. (6 nights/5 days)
Learn more about our annual Discover It Retreat.
Cost is $2,650.