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Gunnison River – Delta, Colorado

High Hilton Ranch

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High Hilton Ranch

Incredible fly fishing within the Gold Metal Water of the Gunnison River just minutes from Delta.

High Hilton Ranch is Colorado fly fishing at its best. Located right on the world famous Gunnison River we are talking breath taking views of Grand Mesa, deep gorges and fat trout.  This property is one of the first stretches of private water exiting the Gunnison River Gorge with almost inaccessible BLM squeezed in-between. Opportunities to fish large water like this hard to come by and with year round flows feeding from the tailwater of Blue Mesa Reservoir insects are aplenty.  Catch it at the right time and you will get a taste of the Salmonfly Hatch or just throw large hoppers when opportunity presents itself in late summer.  Dry fly fishing combined with the exclusiveness of this location takes you back in time when the Colorado was still the wild west.

An irrigation canal runs the entire length of the property as well so once you’ve hammered the main river try your luck at getting a wiley fish to rise as you walk along the canal road.

This is a perfect place to come with your close buddies. With over 6900′ of accessible shoreline on one side surrounded by BLM multiple days fishing this location is suggested to maximize your experience.  Free BLM camping nearby or hotels in Delta there’s plenty of room for avid anglers.


Length of river stretch: 1.32 miles of moderate wading

River type: Tailwater with freestone tributaries

Species: Brown & Rainbow Trout



Price per day: $183.75 (Max 4 people)

High Hilton Ranch


  • 10 minutes from Delta
  • Incredible Private Property with unique hard to access public land surrounding
  • Gunnison River below Pleasure Park

Provided by the USGS



  • Temperature: 36.68 ° F
  • Streamflow: 613 ft³/s
  • Gage height: 1.58 ft
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