Private Colorado Fly Fishing on Tarrayall L&C Ranch

Tarrayall L&C Ranch

On Tarryall Creek

Tarryall L and C Ranch

One Mile of Tarryall Creek

Tarryall L and C Ranch

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.


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One mile of Tarryall Creek at 8,800 feet; Optimal stream flows range from 30 cfs to 80 but fishing can be good up to 120 cfs if the water is clear.


$80.00 per angler; maximum of 4 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 when you submit your reservation online. Be sure to print out the pass or save the PDF to your smart phone.

Proceed DIRECTLY to Tarryall L&C Ranch on the day of your reservation and look for the "Tarryall L&C Ranch" sign on the gate. 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.

Tarryall L&C Ranch is 19 miles from the town of Jefferson and 23 miles from Lake George on County Road 77 (Tarryall Road). This property is patrolled and all vehicles without a valid angling pass are reported immediately to the Park County Sheriff.


This section of Tarryall Creek is very diverse in terms of habitat. The lower half-mile (meadow) is comprised of slow meanders. The middle reach contains numerous beaver ponds and wetlands full of willows and fallen trees. The upper end of the property is known as the canyon section. Here Tarryall Creek is confined in a narrow rock channel where plunging water has carved a series of deep pools, interspersed with cascading riffles. Much of the property harbors wild browns in the 2-5 pound range. Wary rainbows that were stocked several years ago have also grown to a respectable size. Frequent break-offs should be expected due to in-stream snags and large fish.

The Derby Cabin was built by William A. Derby for his wife, Sarah, around 1885. This site was ideal for William's new homestead, with ample pasture for cattle and water from nearby Tarryall Creek. The cabin and an interpretive sign are located across the road from the Tarryall L&C Ranch entrance. This property later became the Terhune cattle ranch where sportsmen often stayed during the 1930s.


Lightning is a real hazard and shelter is limited. Fast riffles, slick rocks, deep pools and beaver ponds can be dangerous, especially during periods of high water. There are no restroom facilities on the property.

While trespassing, vandalism and theft are rare, we suggest locking your vehicle while fishing.


There are no sanitary facilities on this property. The nearest public restrooms are located at Tarryall Reservoir (upstream) on County Road 77. Other services are available in the town of Jefferson. Please plan accordingly on the day of your arrival.


Tarryall L&C Ranch is located 19 miles southeast of Jefferson and 23 miles northwest of Lake George on County Road 77 (Tarryall Road). The Ranch gate is between Mileposts 19 and 20, about 1.6 miles below Tarryall Reservoir. Please call (719) 836-4177 for directions or more information.

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