Fly fishing is a beloved sport around the world and Park City, Utah is no exception. Experienced anglers as well as those looking to learn a new form of recreation will enjoy the robust and high-quality fly-fishing opportunities offered in this geographic area. Some spots are located very close to downtown Park City, and superb mountain views surround every fishing hole!
Locals and regional visitors all love the Provo River, which is highly accessible by car, a short drive from town, and often a hotbed of fly fishing. The Provo River meanders past Park City to town’s east and south, through two reservoirs, across flatland stretches, and among the tumbling cascades and sleek, flat-water holes of Provo Canyon. The closest access point is a 20-minute drive from the Inspirato Residences. This river, with its proximity, accessibility, and fishing quality, makes a great destination for half and full-day outings.
The Weber River, which is smaller than the Provo but just as close to Park City, is a hidden gem. During peak fly-fishing seasons, you’re likely to share the Provo River with other anglers. Alternately, the hot holes of the Weber River are often empty except for you. This river is another perfect spot for a half or full-day outing from Park City.
The Strawberry River’s best fly-fishing locations are about an hour’s drive, through scenery that’s worth the outing alone, from the Inspirato residences. The river is known for its big brown trout. The Strawberry River is a remote river as compared to the Provo and Weber Rivers, and you feel like you’re in the wild! Choose the Strawberry River for a full-day excursion.
If you seek a multi-day fly-fishing expedition from Park City, you’re also in luck with the Green River. The Green River is accessible from a couple of areas in Wyoming, which are a 2.5-hour drive from Park City. You can also fish the Green River in Utah via a 3.5-hour drive from Park City. Multi-day float trips, based on either lodging or camping, allow access to the best of the Green River.
If you’re an experienced angler with your own gear, fly fishing near Park City can be accomplished solo. Let your Destination Concierge arrange for your fishing licenses, gather information from local fishing reports, and secure transportation. Guided fly-fishing outings are exceptionally popular in Park City, and they can be catered to your ability and interests. Allow your Destination Concierge and your fly-fishing guide to plan yours! Your guided trip will include gear, instruction, your guide’s local knowledge, food, transportation, licenses, and anything else you might need for fishing success.
Psst, I have one last secret. You diehard anglers will be elated to know that Park City has a number of hike-to fly-fishing spots in remote, alpine settings. They require legwork to learn about and access, but they are worth it!
On your next spring, summer, or fall vacation to Park City and Deer Valley, give fly fishing and some of the local fishing holes a go!