Location
Colorado, United States
Drive-in Access
All-Inclusive?
All-inclusive lodges include:
  • accommodation
  • all equipment/gear/tackle
  • boats and fuel
  • guiding
  • all meals
  • fish processing (unless fishing is catch-and-release only)
See below to find out exactly what is included in the price.
Fishing
freshwater (lakes), freshwater (rivers),
Guided
8 hours/day
2:1 guest-to-guide ratio
Fly fishing (Fly Fishing in solitude.)
RATING
Avg.
4.5/5
13 reviews

Overview

n the world of fly fishing lodges and ranches, where options abound, choosing the perfect getaway can be overwhelming. Amidst this sea of choices, Buffalo Creek Ranch emerges as a distinctive gem that offers an unparalleled experience. Picture this: the entire lodge, ranch, and staff are reserved exclusively for your small family or group, granting you the chance to live the dream of owning a magnificent Colorado ranch without the financial burden. Spread across over 10,000 acres of private land and an additional 80,000 leased acres, the ranch ensures solitude and diversity in abundance. Hosting a maximum of only 8 guests at a time, Buffalo Creek Ranch guarantees an intimate sojourn where personalized activities replace rigid schedules. Breakfast at sunrise or a leisurely morning—your desires set the pace. But it’s the feeling of being embraced by the ranch’s year-round staff, intimately acquainted with every inch of these lands, that truly sets this destination apart. Here, you’re not just a guest; you’re part of the Western lifestyle, welcomed to share the daily rhythms of the ranch’s heart. This spirit of sharing, of offering a slice of paradise nurtured with care, defines the Buffalo Creek Difference—a distinction that transforms your escape into an unforgettable journey of immersion, authenticity, and belonging.

What makes us unique:

  1. Elk Hunting

What We Catch

List
Species Availability Calendar
  • 30086 1Trout - Rainbow
  • 30088 2Trout - Cutthroat
  • 30090 3Whitefish
  • Trout - Brown
SpeciesJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Trout - Rainbow
Trout - Cutthroat
Whitefish

Our season runs from 1st June to 30th August.

Packages/prices

Estimated PER-DAY fishing vacation rate:

US$4,312.50
CA$5,870.39
£3,393.53
€3,963.83

PER PERSON

4 nights / 3 days fishingFly Fishing Summer Packages - 4 Nights

For 6 Guests

US$13,800.00
CA$18,785.25
£10,859.30
€12,684.27
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4 nights / 3 days fishingFly Fishing Summer Packages - 4 Nights

For 7 Guests

US$16,100.00
CA$21,916.13
£12,669.19
€14,798.32
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4 nights / 3 days fishingFly Fishing Summer Packages - 4 Nights

For 8 Guests

US$18,400.00
CA$25,047.00
£14,479.07
€16,912.36
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5 nights / 4 days fishingFly Fishing Summer Packages - 5 Nights

For 6 Guests

US$17,250.00
CA$23,481.56
£13,574.13
€15,855.34
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5 nights / 4 days fishingFly Fishing Summer Packages - 5 Nights

For 7 Guests

US$20,125.00
CA$27,395.16
£15,836.48
€18,497.89
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5 nights / 4 days fishingFly Fishing Summer Packages - 5 Nights

For 8 Guests

US$23,000.00
CA$31,308.75
£18,098.84
€21,140.45
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NOTES

Registration information, contracts, and liability waivers must be completed and signed by all guests. These are mailed upon receipt of the required reservation deposit.

Applicable sales taxes and staff gratuities are not included in the package price

Unless otherwise stated, prices do not include taxes, gratuities, or fishing license/stamp.

This lodge charges in $USD.
Prices that have been converted to your chosen currency are based on today’s exchange rate. This lodge charges in $USD, so the amount billed to you may be different than the converted value shown here. Source: openexchangerates.org

What's Included?

How many hours of guided fishing?

8 hours

Return transportation:

If YES, the lodge covers all transportation costs to and from the Travel Destination. If NO, you are responsible for all costs getting to and from the lodge.

Equipment / gear / tackle / bait:

Fish processing:

Cleaning, filleting, vacuum packing and refrigerated (or frozen) storage.

All meals / snacks / non-alcoholic drinks:

Alcohol:

Deposit required: 60%

Balance due: Upon check out


Due to the limited amount of guests, we take during a very short season, cancellations of summer packages made within 60 days of arrival date will forfeit their full deposit. Cancellation spaces that are re-booked or cancellations made prior to 60 days before scheduled arrival will be charged a 25% (of the total package price) handling fee. Cancellations must be made in writing. To protect against unforeseen circumstances, we strongly encourage guests to purchase travel insurance from an independent provider.    


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Weather

°C / MM
°F / IN.

Temperature, °C

Avg HIGH

Avg LOW

Avg. Accumulated Precipitation

mm

Weather data based on closest weather station which is 148 miles from the lodge, so the actual climate at the lodge can vary a bit. Based on weather reports collected during 1985–2015.
Jan
8
-7
5.6
Feb
8
-6
8
Mar
13
-3
9.8
Apr
17
1
21.4
May
22
6
29.8
Jun
28
11
25
Jul
32
14
26.1
Aug
30
14
23
Sep
26
9
14.7
Oct
19
2
7.9
Nov
12
-3
7.6
Dec
7
-7
5.9

Temperature, °F

Avg HIGH

Avg LOW

Avg. Accumulated Precipitation

inches

Weather data based on closest weather station which is 148 miles from the lodge, so the actual climate at the lodge can vary a bit. Based on weather reports collected during 1985–2015.
Jan
46
19
0.22
Feb
47
21
0.31
Mar
56
27
0.39
Apr
62
34
0.84
May
71
43
1.17
Jun
83
52
0.99
Jul
89
58
1.03
Aug
87
56
0.91
Sep
79
48
0.58
Oct
67
36
0.31
Nov
54
26
0.3
Dec
45
19
0.23

ACCOMMODATIONS

Description

The Wapiti Lodge (Wapiti—Arapaho Indian word meaning “white rump,” or elk) awaits visitors in a tranquil aspen grove at 9,000 feet of elevation. This beautiful, six bedroom retreat sits in the heart of the property and ensures guests a luxurious stay. From its three story front windows, guests are frequently treated to elk lazily feeding in the meadow or mule deer browsing on the hillside. As one’s eyes travel further they follow our private valley; following pastoral hay meadows cordoned off by the zigzag of rustic buck-n-rail fences, forested hillsides, and Buffalo Ridge, out across the amazing expanse called North Park. The view ends at the distant, jagged, snowy peaks of the Park Range. Large wrapped decks and patios grace this Colorado fly fishing lodge, complete with a hot tub, comfortable furniture, and an outdoor gas fire pit. The stunning views are hard to miss

Details

Corporate buyout:

A corporate buyout is a single group booking the entire lodge. Often done for executive retreats.

WiFi available:

Maximum capacity:

12

Average travel time to fishing grounds:

0-10 Minutes

Amenities

The lodge at Buffalo Creek Ranch offers modern amenities designed to enhance your stay. With unlimited WiFi access, you can stay connected and even make WiFi calls through your cell provider. Additionally, satellite TV is available in the main floor great room, along with a DVD player and a selection of DVDs for your entertainment. Whether you choose to unwind by streaming content, enjoying a movie night, or staying connected to the digital world, these amenities ensure a well-rounded and comfortable experience during your time at the ranch.

Meals

At Buffalo Creek Ranch, dining is an integral part of your exceptional experience. Our culinary offerings are tailored to cater to your preferences and dietary needs. As part of our pre-trip planning, we take the time to understand any dietary restrictions or preferences your group may have. Whether you’re vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, or have other dietary requirements, our dedicated team will craft meals that satisfy your tastes while ensuring your well-being. Our goal is to create a culinary journey that complements the natural beauty surrounding the ranch, providing nourishment and delight in equal measure. From breakfast to dinner, each meal is thoughtfully prepared, reflecting the spirit of our Western lifestyle and ensuring a satisfying and unforgettable dining experience.

    Other Activities

    Some of the best Colorado elk hunts can be found nestled in a private, secluded valley and shadowed by the snow-capped peaks of the Continental Divide. The Buffalo Creek Ranch provides the healthy habitat crucial for an abundant species of wildlife to thrive. Our valley provides a natural harbor for resident elk and acts as a natural funnel for elk migrating from nearby Rocky Mountain National Park and various Wilderness areas. Additionally, hunting on adjacent public lands often pushes elk onto our property as they seek reprieve from the pressure.

    BOATS

    Description

    At Buffalo Creek Ranch, our drift boats invite you to embark on a remarkable journey along the serene waters. These specialized vessels are meticulously designed to provide a comfortable and stable platform for an exceptional fly fishing experience. Glide along the tranquil currents as you cast your line into the heart of nature’s beauty. Our seasoned guides, intimately familiar with the waters, accompany you on this angling adventure, sharing their expertise and insights. Whether you’re a seasoned angler or new to the world of fly fishing, our drift boats promise an immersive and rewarding excursion. With each graceful drift, you’ll uncover the essence of Buffalo Creek’s charm and discover the art of connecting with the river’s inhabitants in their natural habitat.

    Details

    Bathroom:

    n/a

    Heated cabins:

    Ratings and Reviews

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    Nearest significant city:

    The last significant city or town before the final leg of the journey to the lodge. If you are flying, this is where you'll fly to.
     Drive-in access.

    Denver International Airport, Colorado

    Transportation to/from the lodge and here is NOT included.
    /2320-Co-Rd-28A-Coalmont-CO-80430-USA

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    Details

    Planning a fly fishing trip to Buffalo Creek calls for a few essentials. Don’t forget to bring a valid fishing license and any necessary permits. Dress in layers to adapt to changing weather conditions, and ensure you have appropriate footwear for wading. Polarized sunglasses aid in spotting fish beneath the water’s surface. Sunscreen, a hat, and insect repellent are must-haves. Pack a small cooler with snacks, water, and any personal essentials. Lastly, a camera captures the scenic beauty and memorable catches. With these essentials in tow, you’re ready for an exciting fly fishing adventure in the heart of Buffalo Creek.

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