Private Colorado Fly Fishing on Alto LLano Ranch

Alto Llano Ranch Near Como


Alto Llano Ranch Near Como

Alto Llano Ranch Near Como

Check out our reservation calendar to establish the availability of this property or to make a reservation. Current conditions are posted as often as possible, including hatches and fishing reports.

Map:

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Statistics:

Alto Llano Ranch encompasses over one mile of Tarryall Creek and several beaver ponds north of Como. At 10,000 feet the creek is smaller here than on other properties downstream. Summer flows range from 5 to 100 cfs and wading is a challenge above 30 cfs. This property is best suited for 2-3 anglers in the same party.


Fees:

$50.00 per angler; maximum of 3 anglers per day. No refunds once payments are made.

Check-in Procedure:

You will be prompted to download your angling pass (with the gate combination) from our website once you submit your reservation online. Be sure to print out the pass or save the PDF to your smart phone.


Proceed DIRECTLY to Alto Llano Ranch any time after 8:00 AM on the day of your reservation. Place your pre-printed angling pass on the dashboard of your car or carry your smart phone with the PDF because you may be checked. Please call 719.836.4177 if you have any questions.


From Denver take US Highway 285 about 75 miles southwest to the Boreas Pass sign. Turn right on County Road 33 (Boreas Pass Road) and proceed about two miles NW to the ranch gate (on the right), just before CR 33 crosses Tarryall Creek.


Description:

This property is NOT for everyone because the channel is lined with dense willows. Walking the banks is impossible in many sections and precision casting is required while wading up the channel. While some anglers have a difficult time, others report that Alto Llano Ranch is "a solid and unique stream that holds a great number of fish that are extremely healthy." Perhaps this property is best described as a remote and challenging fishing experience for trout that have never been caught.

The stream is characterized by fast riffles with small pockets and a few deep pools that harbor abundant browns and brookies between 5 and 16 inches. Releasing 50 trout per day is not uncommon for the adventurous angler. The lower (east) end of the property is beaver pond fishing where both walking and wading are difficult (photo above).

Hazards:

Lightning is a real hazard and shelter is very limited. Fast stream currents, deep beaver ponds and sloughs, dense willows, and bottomless mud create potentially hazardous walking and wading conditions along and near the stream. Because this is a remote property with dense willows, we recommended that two anglers fish together, or carry a cell phone if you're fishing alone. While vandalism and theft are rare, we suggest locking your vehicle while fishing.

Moose have been spotted recently on Alto Llano Ranch. Avoid surprising or approaching moose and make lots of noise when bushwhacking through the willows.


Facilities:

There are no facilities of any kind on the property. The nearest public restrooms are located in Como.


Location:

Alto Llano Ranch is located about two miles north of Como on County Road 33 (Boreas Pass Road). If you're coming from Denver on US Highway 285, turn right at the Boreas Pass Road sign (turn lane provided). After driving through Como, proceed another 1.6 miles on CR 33 to the ranch gate (on the right).


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