Wyoming Fly Fishing

Wyoming Fly Fishing

High Trails Adventure - Grades 9-12 - ALUMNI ONLY

Cast a line into a variety of Wyoming’s famed rivers, creeks, and lakes over the course of this three week trip.  This adventure includes accessing remote backcountry waters by foot, an overnight drift boat trip, and whitewater rafting in the Snake River Canyon.  Wyoming Fly Fishing is a bucket-list trip for any trout angler.

21 Days

$5,095

  • July 1st - July 21st
  • Jackson Hole, WY

Day 1-2

When arriving into scenic Jackson Hole, it’s hard to not be awe-struck by the beauty of this place. You will arrive at the airport and be greeted by your trip leaders and fellow trip mates. Once everyone has arrived and gathered their bags, you will head out to your first campsite within Grand Teton National Park. You will spend your first night getting to know each other by playing games, telling stories, going through the upcoming trip’s itinerary, and more.  Your first full day together will be spent on the water, rafting through the thrilling whitewater of the Snake River Canyon on inflatable kayaks. Paddling a “ducky” through exciting rapids is the perfect introduction to this area. After getting off the water, you will visit the local fish hatchery before setting your sites southeast from Jackson to the town of Pinedale.

Day 3-9

You will take the morning to fish on the majestic Green River, and then begin preparing for your first backpacking adventure. Together as a group, you will spend time doing everything from meal planning and grocery shopping to testing and packing your equipment. That next morning, you will set out into the Wind River Range. With more than 40 peaks over 13,000 feet, this rugged mountain range is known for its towering granite spires, alpine forests, and open meadows. More relevant to you and your group however, are the Wind’s more than 1,300 crystal clear lakes full of trout. Here you will practice your backcountry travel skills, from map and compass navigation, to campsite selection, and Leave-No-Trace ethics. Following your days plying these waters, you will spend your evenings camping under the star-strewn Wyoming sky.

Day 10-13

Moving from one idyllic fishing location to another, your next adventure will take place in Yellowstone National Park. You will head northwest, back through Jackson and take a night to kick it under the gorgeous stars of Alta, Wyoming, near Grand Targhee resort in Idaho. You will then set your sights northwest up to West Yellowstone, which will be the perfect launching point to fish within Yellowstone. In Yellowstone, you will spend a few days pursuing trout in world-renowned streams and rivers, from Slough Creek, to the Firehole, Madison, and Gibbon Rivers. After two days in this country’s first ever national park, you will begin preparing for your next backcountry section in Yellowstone.

Day 14-17

Next up, you and your group will hit the trail again and leave the beaten path. You will head into the backcountry of Yellowstone on your second backpacking trip.  Your route will take you among some of the finest stream and lake fishing that the park has to offer. You will fish for the elusive Yellowstone Cutthroat while refining your backcountry skills further on this picturesque adventure.

Day 18-21

You will take the opportunity to visit the historic western town of Jackson Hole and learn about its unique history following the success of your trek through Yellowstone. Your final two days will be spent forging down the South Fork of the Snake River on an unforgettable overnight drift boat adventure.  You will fish from the comfort of the drift boats all day, before setting up camp on the riverside at night. In the evening of the final day, you will enjoy one last dinner as a group at the traditional end-of-trip banquet before a final night camping under the stars. The following morning, you and your group will head to the airport to part ways, but not before making plans for your next fishing outing with your new group of lifelong friends.

Day 1-2

When arriving into scenic Jackson Hole, it’s hard to not be awe-struck by the beauty of this place. You will arrive at the airport and be greeted by your trip leaders and fellow trip mates. Once everyone has arrived and gathered their bags, you will head out to your first campsite within Grand Teton National Park. You will spend your first night getting to know each other by playing games, telling stories, going through the upcoming trip’s itinerary, and more.  Your first full day together will be spent on the water, rafting through the thrilling whitewater of the Snake River Canyon on inflatable kayaks. Paddling a “ducky” through exciting rapids is the perfect introduction to this area. After getting off the water, you will visit the local fish hatchery before setting your sites southeast from Jackson to the town of Pinedale.

Day 3-9

You will take the morning to fish on the majestic Green River, and then begin preparing for your first backpacking adventure. Together as a group, you will spend time doing everything from meal planning and grocery shopping to testing and packing your equipment. That next morning, you will set out into the Wind River Range. With more than 40 peaks over 13,000 feet, this rugged mountain range is known for its towering granite spires, alpine forests, and open meadows. More relevant to you and your group however, are the Wind’s more than 1,300 crystal clear lakes full of trout. Here you will practice your backcountry travel skills, from map and compass navigation, to campsite selection, and Leave-No-Trace ethics. Following your days plying these waters, you will spend your evenings camping under the star-strewn Wyoming sky.

Day 10-13

Moving from one idyllic fishing location to another, your next adventure will take place in Yellowstone National Park. You will head northwest, back through Jackson and take a night to kick it under the gorgeous stars of Alta, Wyoming, near Grand Targhee resort in Idaho. You will then set your sights northwest up to West Yellowstone, which will be the perfect launching point to fish within Yellowstone. In Yellowstone, you will spend a few days pursuing trout in world-renowned streams and rivers, from Slough Creek, to the Firehole, Madison, and Gibbon Rivers. After two days in this country’s first ever national park, you will begin preparing for your next backcountry section in Yellowstone.

Day 14-17

Next up, you and your group will hit the trail again and leave the beaten path. You will head into the backcountry of Yellowstone on your second backpacking trip.  Your route will take you among some of the finest stream and lake fishing that the park has to offer. You will fish for the elusive Yellowstone Cutthroat while refining your backcountry skills further on this picturesque adventure.

Day 18-21

You will take the opportunity to visit the historic western town of Jackson Hole and learn about its unique history following the success of your trek through Yellowstone. Your final two days will be spent forging down the South Fork of the Snake River on an unforgettable overnight drift boat adventure.  You will fish from the comfort of the drift boats all day, before setting up camp on the riverside at night. In the evening of the final day, you will enjoy one last dinner as a group at the traditional end-of-trip banquet before a final night camping under the stars. The following morning, you and your group will head to the airport to part ways, but not before making plans for your next fishing outing with your new group of lifelong friends.