Guide School
Welcome to Colorado River Outfitters River Guide Oar Training.  Our courses are designed to provide the aspiring fly fishing guide with the appropriate knowledge and experience necessary to become a fly fishing float guide in the state of Colorado.  We operate our courses locally on the rivers throughout the Vail and Roaring Fork Valleys.  Although the courses are designed for the aspiring fly fishing guide we welcome and encourage private boaters and fly fishing enthusiast to participate. 

State of Colorado Minimum Qualification River Guide Oar Training Course 

The course includes 50 hours of on river training with stream-side lunch daily.  The course will cover Safety, Rigging & Maneuvering the Vessel, River Currents, Eddies, and Waves, River Hazards, Types & Causes of River Rapids, Scouting & Running Rapids, River Rescue & Emergency Procedures, Minimizing Outdoor Recreation Resource Impacts, and Proper Fit, Wearing & Use of Personal Flotation Devices.  To ensure a quality learning experience the class is kept small (9 participants) and fills up quickly.  We recommend booking in advance.  $1250 per participant (50% deposit required to reserve).


Colorado River Outfitters will provide a Certificate of Completion for the course and sign off on the State of Colorado Minimum Qualification Form for those who successfully complete the state's required river guide oar training elements.  Guide Instructor - Paul Killino
Course Date: May 14th to May 18th, 2018

Lodging is available at a discounted rate for course participants. 

Please call for details. (970)653-FISH (3474)
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