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North Fork Ranch, CO

The North Fork Ranch is an Orvis Endorsed fly fishing lodge situated in a picturesque setting in the mountains of Colorado. We have been a dude ranch for 30 years and a fishing lodge for over 10 years. The North Fork Ranch legend begins with our unique combination of ambiance, world class fishing, and unsurpassed hospitably. Take a minute to read through our reviews.
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84 of 84(100%)customers would recommend this to a friend.
Customer Reviews for North Fork Ranch, CO
Review 1 for North Fork Ranch, CO
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Double DIp! Take your wife!,
August 30, 2015
By: DanandKim
"Wow! The action was pretty non-stop with big fish and lots of them. My wife had never fly fished before and right off the bat landed a great fish. Our guide Luke was always expert in his advice and stayed positive and encouraging even when we made mistakes. In the two days fishing with him I learned more about fishing than in all my previous trips including some guided trips. The highlight of the trip was late in the day when my wife and I both landed fish and Luke did a "double dip", got both fish in the net, and snapped a photo of us."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 2 for North Fork Ranch, CO
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North Fork Rocks!,
August 28, 2015
By: wadeswithfish
from Glendale, AZ, USA
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"A friend and our two wives fished out of North Fork Ranch just this past week and it couldn't have been better. We all caught fish and big. Jeff Poole is probably the best guide I have ever had the pleasure of fly fishing with and I've been doing it for 50 years. And the ranch has some of the best home cooked meals you'll find anywhere."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 3 for North Fork Ranch, CO
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do it NOW,
August 25, 2015
By: JesseSmith
from Newfields, NH, USA
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"If you're on the fence, book it immediately. Just finished a family trip and had the pleasure of fishing with Matt, Luke, and Jeff. Fishing is the best I've ever enjoyed- really more like catching! Monster trout and spectacular setting. Guide service is 10/10- offering incredible knowledge and skill, but also terrific enthusiasm. Our guides went above and beyond to put us on fish and were wonderful teachers for us and our boys- ages 10 and 12. Our Orvis gear was top notch and the North Fork Ranch crew overall superb."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 4 for North Fork Ranch, CO
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Fantastic Day on the watter,
August 25, 2015
By: jonmr
from Denver, CO, USA
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"North Fork Ranch my favorite place to fish. The guides are personable, eager to teach a novice how to catch a trout and truly believes in providing an exceptional day on the water. I caught several trout varying in size....but the biggest had to be 10+ pounds. A great day for sure!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 5 for North Fork Ranch, CO
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Great Experience!!!,
August 25, 2015
By: MMFamily
from NH
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"Just back from a week at the North Fork Ranch. Two families and 9 people including 5 kids under 12. Everything was awesome! Many highlights, but the fishing was a real standout. Jeff runs a first class outfit and could not be anymore accommodating. The gear was all provided - rods, reels, waders and was in great shape. Guides Luke and Matt had us on fish and were great with both adults and the kids. North Fork Ranch Guide Service was a huge part of a very memorable trip. I'd recommend them to anyone looking for a ranch experience with some world class fishing and great people."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 6 for North Fork Ranch, CO
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Great Ranch and Guides,
August 24, 2015
By: DenverEric
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"I took a small group to North Fork Ranch and we had a great time. The guides were very knowledgeable and the fish were huge. You need to visit them! The food was amazingly good."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 7 for North Fork Ranch, CO
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The Fishing Experience of A Lifetime,
August 24, 2015
By: JohnUMB
from Denver, CO, USA
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"North Fork is the most amazing spot that I have been to. We take clients up here regularly to give them a fishing experience unlike anything they have ever had before. Jeff, his guides and the ranch staff are top notch and always provide an A+ experience."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 8 for North Fork Ranch, CO
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Corporate entertaining,
August 24, 2015
By: Nohavec
from Denver, CO, USA
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"My company has used Jeff and his team at North Fork for years to entertain prospects and clients. This place is perfect for "wowing" a client. Your guests will walk away with frame worthy pictures whether they are experienced fisherman or first timers. On several occasions our guests have come back to North Fork on their own dime. Now that should say it all."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 9 for North Fork Ranch, CO
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Fish of a lifetime at 11,
August 3, 2015
By: Tommy4862
from New Hampshire, USA
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Additional Thoughts:Patient and careful with my grandson
"Took my grandson to North Fork Ranch and had the fishing trip of alifetime. He caught a 23.5" rainbow 18" around...10 lb!!!!
Fish galore....great guides...great food...perfect!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 10 for North Fork Ranch, CO
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Best in Show,
June 30, 2015
By: Amador11
from New York, NY, USA
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Additional Thoughts:I cannot say more about our guide. Jeff was an excellent guide. The best guide I have every hired.
"My wife and I booked a three day stay at the North Fork Ranch. I wished we could have stayed longer. The accommodations, meals and activities offered were all excellent.
The fly fishing experience was definitely the stand out, completely outstanding.
The equipment was top notch, our guide Jeff was knowledgeable and patient, and the section of river that they run is pristine. They certainly take care river and the fish living in it. True to the conservative spirit of fly fishing.
Thank you for such an amazing experience."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 11 for North Fork Ranch, CO
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Perfect Family Ranch and Fishing,
June 29, 2015
By: smack21
from Westfield, NJ, USA
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Additional Thoughts:Both were great. My son John catching a 8 lbs Rainbow was a memory none of us will forget - let me know if you wan the picture of Duke and my son- it would be great for your website....
"I took my 10 year old son to the North Fork Ranch to celebrate his 10th birthday. The NFR blew away all of our expectations. The fishing was incredible and the Orvis guides we spent time with- Jeff, Tim and Duke were fantastic. I hope to come back soon and recommend the experience highly to anyone who loves fishing."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 12 for North Fork Ranch, CO
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Best fishing trip ever,
June 3, 2015
By: BASE364
from South Dakota, USA
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"I took my two adult daughters and son in law to the North Fork Ranch. The food, staff, and stonehenge lodge were wonderful. But, fishing with Jeff and Monroe was the highlight. My daughters and son in law all said it was the most fun fishing they have ever had in there life! The Orvis rod and reel that I used was fantastic. Unfortinately, I will need to buy a new rod, now."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 13 for North Fork Ranch, CO
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No Words to Describe How Awesome,
May 29, 2015
By: AlDebbie
from Fort Worth TX
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Additional Thoughts:Matt was so exceptional because he allowed my wife to go at her own pace, he kept repeating what she needed to do next without making her feel awkward
"My wife and I were at the North Fork Ranch for a three day trip.
The guides were not only the best, but encouraged my wife to try fly fishing. She has never even held a rod. There was absolutely NO pressure, just encouragement!
Three large fish later, she is hooked, and would never had even tried to fish except for all these exceptional guides who keep this experience so positive.
Lots of patience, lots of fish and lots of great people throughout this ranch.
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Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 14 for North Fork Ranch, CO
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Wow!!!!!,
May 26, 2015
By: jjonke
from Arvada, CO, USA
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Additional Thoughts:Dawson from Co Parks & Wildlife
"I was lucky enough to learn to fly fish at the amazing North Fork Ranch! I have to say the instructors/guides were all top notch. Extremely knowldgable about fly fishing and the river! They were happy to teach and share their passion for fly fishing. Not to mention the fish are big and beautiful!! The entire staff was very friendly and accomodating. The lunch was outstanding and delicious. I can't say enough about the day. I can't wait to return!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 15 for North Fork Ranch, CO
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One of the best places to be,
May 24, 2015
By: PatFisher3
from Colorado, USA
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Additional Thoughts:The best.
"North Fork Ranch is a beautiful dude ranch. Warm cozy ranch house and cabins. Well kept and maintained by owners Karen and Dean May. Numerous activities. Horseback riding, hay rides, swimming, hiking and the best fishing around. Guides Jeff, Monroe and John provide one of the fishing experiences in Colorado on beautiful private waters. And the food at the ranch is terrific."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 16 for North Fork Ranch, CO
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Great,
May 23, 2015
By: Pplm
from Denver, CO, USA
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Additional Thoughts:Great
"Great setting. Great guide,fishing,food."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 17 for North Fork Ranch, CO
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A great day on the river.. Once again!,
May 11, 2015
By: dcass97
from Parker, CO, USA
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"I've been a guest numerous times at Northfork and held multiple client events there as well. Jeff has created an environment where a novice and an advanced angler can have literally the best day they've ever had on the water. Monroe and John are always outstanding guides. Can't wait to get out again."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 18 for North Fork Ranch, CO
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Public Water Fishing,
March 18, 2015
By: rainbowlover
from Eau Claire, WI, USA
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Additional Thoughts:awesome trip
"Who says you can't catch fish on public water? We did. Even in March. Our guide John was outstanding. Can't wait to go back."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 19 for North Fork Ranch, CO
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Fantastic Experience,
September 28, 2014
By: Marty123
from Pueblo, CO, USA
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Additional Thoughts:Could not have had a better time.
"Dean and Karen were genuine people. In addition they are FANTASTIC hosts. The accommodations were great and food delicious. Four of us (fishing buddies) spent only two days but wished we had planned a few more. We will be back!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 20 for North Fork Ranch, CO
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Great intro to fly fishing,
September 22, 2014
By: NoviceFlyFisher
from Houston, TX, USA
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"I had never fly fished and came to North Fork for introductory class. A beautiful location and great people. Our guide Jeff worked with me and my wife and made the learning process easy and enjoyable."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes