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RIGS Fly Shop & Guide Service

 Located just 40 minutes from Telluride!

RIGS features the regions finest Fly Shop , Fish Report, Fly Fishing Guide Service (Walk WadeFloat Fishing & Tenkara), family Whitewater River Rafting Trips (Rafting & Kayaking), Stand Up Paddle Boarding (rentals & instruction) and River Tubing

Activities we offer are:

Winter Fly Fishing, Year Round Fly Fishing, Float Fishing, Walk Wade Fishing, Gunnison Gorge Float Fishing and Walk Wade, Drift Boat Fishing, Fly Fishing Rentals, Sight Fishing, Rafting, Kayaking, Stand up paddle boarding, Water Sport Rentals

RIGS Whitewater has the most comprehensive guided access in the region including the lower Gunnison River: (Gunnison Gorge / Black Canyon & Dominguez Escalante sections), Uncompahgre River and San Miguel River. Experience class II to IV rapids with ½ or full day family Rafting Trips,  Multi-Day Rafting adventures or fun Inflatable Kayak Trips. Not interested in rafting? RIGS offers (SUP) Paddle Boarding Rentals & Instruction along with River Tube Rentals and shuttles with great water only minutes from the RIGS shop in Ridgway.

RIGS offers the highest quality Guided Fly Fishing (Walk WadeFloat Fishing) on top fisheries like the Gunnison River: Gunnison Gorge/Black Canyon, Uncompahgre River (Pa-Co-Chu-Puk), San Miguel River, and Cimarron River. Our full day Drift Boat trip down the Gunnison offers the discerning angler a unique experience on Gold Medal trout waters in one of our customized and comfortable boats. Guided trips on these rivers range from ½ day to 5 days and include flies & tackle. Riverside lunch is provided on full day trips. Rental gear (fly rod, reel, waders & boots) is also available.

Stay up to date on all river and fishing conditions with our “Reel-Time” Fishing Report, by viewing our posts and photos via Facebook, or by checking out our What’s Hot BLOG for the latest news & deals on all RIGS offerings. 


RIGS Fly Shop and Guide Service has built a reputation for providing the highest level of customer service and safety for over 13 years with the region’s best trained and most qualified Professional Guide Staff dedicated to providing each trip in a fun, safe and educational manner. Not convinced? See what our guests have posted about RIGS on If you can't come to the shop, visit our online store for great deals on products from top manufacturers including Patagonia, Sage and Umpqua. 


We are conveniently located in the picturesque Uncompahgre River Valley, minutes from Ridgway State Park (Pa-Co-Chu-Puk) and within one hour of 6 major trout streams and rivers between Ouray, Telluride and Montrose Colorado. During summer we are open 7am-7pm 7 days a week. We offer the best fly selection in the region, fishing/hunting licenses, regional maps and a great selection of bait & tackle. For assistance in choosing the right trip (some offered year-round) for your group see our RIGS Adventure Planner, e-mail us at or call us toll free at 1-888-626-4460.


RIGS Adventure CO is d/b/a and is a/k/a RIGS Whitewater and RIGS Fly Shop & Guide Service.