Boxwood Gulch Ranch

Boxwood Gulch Ranch Fly Fishing - Close to Denver, Co

Colorado’s Premier Private Water Fly Fishing!



Shawnee, CO (8,120ft)

Clients often pose the question to our guides, “Where is the best place to fish in Colorado?” The answer is most certainly Boxwood Gulch Ranch. Located 60 short minutes from Denver in historic Shawnee along the famed North Fork of the South Platte river, Boxwood is 3/4 miles of big fish heaven. 

This private ranch offers tremendous diversity of river habitat in which trout are able to grow and thrive.  Anglers will enjoy stalking trout in fast riffles, perfect pocket water, and smooth deep runs.  Boxwood residents include rainbow trout, browns, cuttbows, Snake River cutthroats, brookies, as well as the exotic tiger and palomino trout. At Boxwood, there is always a possibility of hooking a fish that approaches the 10lb mark!

Boxwood Patio

Boxwood’s expansive patio is just steps away from the fishing action!

The streamside clubhouse is the perfect spot to enjoy a delicious meal and share stories of trophy trout.  Ecological bliss for fish and anglers alike make Boxwood Gulch Ranch the perfect place for you to treat yourself to rejuvenating solitude or to joyful reconnection with friends and colleagues.  Choose a date at Boxwood, and savor the destination fly fishing experience of a lifetime. 


1 Angler $595   

2 Anglers  $395 per

3 Anglers $375 per  

Full Day Rates include access fees, guides, gear, flies, and lunch. 


1 Angler $475     

2 Anglers  $325 per

3 Anglers $295 per

1/2 Day Rates include access fees, guides, gear, and flies.  Lunch is not included. 

1/2 Day trips start at 7:30 AM  & 6:00 PM

Fly Fish Colorado at Boxwood Gulch Ranch

LOCATION : Boxwood Gulch Ranch is located 50 miles from Denver, or 7 miles from the town of Bailey Colorado on Route 285.

FACILITES:  The spacious stream side clubhouse provides a space to entertain angling guests unlike any other.  This premier venue includes large sitting areas, full restroom, cooking facilities, grand outdoor patio, fire pit, as well as access to phone and WiFi! The ranch road runs along the river throughout the property, ensuring access for every angler.

Interested in planning an elevated corporate, family, or other large experience?  We can accommodate up to 30 anglers. Please contact us to discuss corporate and large group outings, as well as how we can best serve your event. 

For additional information on this premier fishing destination, right in Denver’s backyard, visit the Boxwood Gulch Ranch Website.

If you have any questions about this legendary property or would like to inquire on availability, please do not hesitate to CONTACT US.

Boxwood Gulch Ranch and 5280 Angler - Colorado Fly Fishing

Meet Boxwood’s upstream neighbor:  LONG MEADOW RANCH



Catch a Boxwood BEAST!

Guide/Angler Ratios:  Whenever possible 5280 Angler will maintain a Guide to Angler ratio of 1:2 to provide the best service possible.

Privacy: Exclusive use of Boxwood will be given to groups of  10 or more anglers.  Groups with fewer than 10 anglers may be sharing the property with other anglers.  Groups sharing water will  have their own guides and share the property independent of each other.

Exclusive Use: Exclusive use of Boxwood can be arranged for groups under 10 anglers for an additional fee.  Call for details.

Non angling guests:  Non anglers are always welcome on our trips. However, the landowner charges a $75.00 access fee for these guests.  We also provide lunch to non angling guests on full-day outings for no additional charge.

Winter Fishing (November 1 thru March 31 each year): Winter fishing can be as productive as a good day in the summer, but only available if water flow and weather conditions permit.  Reduced winter rates apply.  Call for details.

Catch and Release: Barbless hooks are mandatory at Boxwood Gulch and Long Meadow Ranches. For more information on catch and release fishing, please visit KEEP EM WET.

Pets: Pets are not allowed at Long Meadow or Boxwood Ranches.



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Huge Boxwood Gulch Trout

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