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Outdoor Recreation

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Dan says, "A bad day on the stream is better than a good day in the office....but a good day on the stream - nothing compares!" Consistent with 59 years of practice, we offer you experienced, knowledgeable guides who "live" fishing, know the area, and are skilled at helping you have a terrific day - all while learning the art of fly fishing.
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The Sportsman Outdoors & Fly Shop offers ATV, vehicle, hiker, and equipment shuttles for anyone who needs a lift! We are permitted through the United States Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service to perform these services in our area. Our drivers are knowledgeable, professional, bonded, and insured.
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WE RENT BIKES for the whole family! Whether you’re looking to do some extreme trail riding or just want an easy way to get through town, we can fit any of your biking needs. Bike trailers and strollers are also available. Full-day, half-day and multi-day pricing is available. Helmets, parts, and bike sales also available.
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Equipment rentals and sales for boating, camping, fly fishing, fishing, bicycling, snowshoeing and winter sports always available. Full-day, half-day, multi-day pricing. Our top-quality products are new or nearly-new to help you with your outdoor experience. Fly rods, spin/bait rods, reels, waders, tents, sleeping bags/pads, backpacks,
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WE RENT BOATS for the family and fisherman alike. A Pontoon boat, fishing boat, two person kayak, single kayaks, and canoes are available for reservation. Full-day, half-day and multi-day pricing is also available. Come in today and get outfitted with lifejackets, paddles, and the keys to the boats that are already on the water.
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Rent a 2 or 4 door Jeep here! Experience the awe inspiring Alpine Loop National Back Country Byway. Climb Cinnamon & Engineer Passes, visit ghost towns along the way, or find that secluded fishing hole. Multiple day discounts available.
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Guided snowmobile tours and unguided snowmobiles and trailers for rent for over 30 years. Ride the divide with experienced guides. National Forest lands involved. Beginners welcome. Single and double passenger snowmobiles available; clothing and helmets included. Authorized Polaris and Skidoo snowmobile sales & service.
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Our remote ranch has been in existence since the early 1900s when J.W. Vickers first hunted the area to support his homestead. Now, in addition to hunting on our 1,500 acre ranch, we have permitted areas for the surrounding 1,000 acres of public land.
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Want to fish but are missing some equipment? Dan's Fly Shop provides rental of fly rod and reel combinations, waders, vests, and nets. Book a guided trip with one of our exceptional guides- we provide equipment at no extra charge. We will help in selection of terminal tackle to equip you for your day of fishing. Spin gear is also available.
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We provide everything for the fly fishing trip of a lifetime --- experienced guides, custom planning, and Pro Shop. We give directions, fix lunch, and outfit you with waders, rods, reels, flies, and more. Walk/wade and FLOAT trips for all levels are available, as well as a variety of schools, clinics, and instruction: beginners to advanced;
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Late model Jeep Wranglers. 4 & 5 passenger vehicles, 2 & 4-door hard top jeeps available. Standard and automatic transmissions available. Ask about special rates on multiple day rentals. See breathtaking views from mountain passes from as high as 13,000 ft. through the scenic San Juan Mountains.
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Enjoy the San Juans in comfort and security with our 4WD scenic tours. The ONLY tour company based out of Lake City, The Sportsman provides comfortable vehicles and experienced drivers. They know the area and love sharing their knowledge. More than a drive, it’s a fun-filled high adventure! Half-day, full-day, and multi-day touring available.
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  • Open Year Round
Offering quality guided fishing and hunting trips in the Lake City and Gunnison areas. Experienced fisherman or novices can enjoy a great day of Colorado fishing. We offer year round fishing trips; boat fishing in the spring, summer and fall and ice fishing trips in the winter.
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Late model 2 & 4 door Colorado Mountain Edition Jeep Wranglers and 2 seat and 4 seat RZRs. Take an unforgettable trip over the Alpine Loop and neighboring vistas. Visit Colorado’s most spectacular sights: American Basin, Cinnamon & Engineer Pass, Animas Forks, Silverton, Carson & Whitmore Falls.
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Join us for a great day on the river! Exciting whitewater trips for the adventurous, to fun and easy scenic river trips, we've got a rafting trip for everyone. Join us on the Lake Fork, Gunnison, or Taylor River for a great half day or full day adventure with lunch. We focus on fun and safety. We also offer rock climbing, fishing, and rafting equip
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Willowfly Anglers, our fly fishing service, is the only Orvis endorsed outfitter in the area. We offer walk/wade and float trips for all levels. Try one of our private leases for the ultimate experience. We'll meet you in Lake City or visit our full service shop in Almont, 10 miles north of Gunnison.
We rent quality POLARIS products. Our RZRs are late model 900s. Enjoy the comfort of windshields and complete tops. Each rider is instructed on use of the machine and safety procedures prior to rental. Quality and safety with your RZR rental is our goal. Pleasant View - Home of the returning renter!
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Come ride the wilderness areas of Hinsdale county Colorado with an experienced guide on gentle horse. Overnight pack trips or horseback rides available for full day, half day, and hourly rates.
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Raft on the Lake Fork, Taylor or Gunnison Rivers. Choose scenic floats or whitewater fun. Try one of our unique dinner float trips from Almont to Garlic Mike’s restaurant in Gunnison. Fly fishing and kayak trips also available. See our listing under fly fishing. Restaurant and cabins also on site.
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Enjoy riding with experienced outfitters and guides since 1950. 2 hour rides, breakfast rides, fishing trip rides. Fall guided outfitting for elk and deer. Reservations recommended.

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970.944.2527  •  info@lakecity.com

Lake City/Hinsdale County Visitor Center
800 Gunnison Avenue
PO Box 430
Lake City, CO 81235
 
Hours:
Tues. - Sat  9am - 3pm
Sun - Mon - CLOSED