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Falcon's Ledge, UT

Located in a private and secluded 600-acre canyon at the foothills of Utah's highest peaks, the Uinta Mountains, Falcon's Ledge is truly one of the great western fly-fishing lodges. Recently awarded the Orvis 2012 Fly-Fishing Lodge of the Year Award, Falcon's Ledge is the perfect location for your next fly fishing trip or company retreat.
Average Customer Rating:
4.929 out of 5
4.9
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5
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Rating Snapshot (154 reviews)
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153 of 154(99%)customers would recommend this to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Falcon's Ledge, UT
Review 1 for Falcon's Ledge, UT
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Second visit,
July 20, 2014
By: DCCook
from Boston, NY 14025, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Meals: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Trip service: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Additional Thoughts:Every expectation was fulfilled.
"This Lodge has put together a perfect recipe for an awesome, memorable fishing vacation. All the Lodge's personnel (Dave, Darlene, Scott, Cody, Eric and the housekeeping staff) were kind, courteous, and accommodating; the Lodge and the rooms were kept clean and comfortable; the location provides easy access to several superb trout streams; the meals at the Lodge and on the streams were just plain perfect; and the fishing. The fishing was terrific because of our personable and knowledgeable guides (Junior, Jeff, Brian, and Jake)."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 2 for Falcon's Ledge, UT
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
good time in utah,
July 19, 2014
By: Grandpy1
from Wilson, NY
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Meals: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Trip service: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Additional Thoughts:great guides. Made it fun
"great time. Nice folks, good food and great fishing"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 3 for Falcon's Ledge, UT
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Another Great Fishing Experience,
July 19, 2014
By: rbailey
from Buffalo, NY
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Meals: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Trip service: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
"This is the second year that a group of friends I have made the trip to Falcon's Ledge. As before, the entire experience was amazing. From the food to the times with fabulous guides on extraordinary waters to the beautiful Utah fish. We're already discussing next year's trip--and we haven't even left Utah yet!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 4 for Falcon's Ledge, UT
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ultimate Fly Fishing,
July 17, 2014
By: 2Oreskovic
from Falcons Ledge
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Meals: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Trip service: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Additional Thoughts:Superb in every way
"My son is an avid self-taught fisherman who has gotten a tremendous amount of help and encouragement from our local Orvis store in Buffalo. I am a single mother who knows nothing of camping, much less arranging a fly fishing trip for him "out west." Adam Cook's hosted trip from Orvis Buffalo sounded like the perfect way to fly fish in the best trout streams. I booked the trip and have been absolutely delighted and pleased in every way with the experience. The booking process was incredibly easy and painless. Our reception and rooms have been great. All of the staff at Falcon's Ledge have gone out of their way to be helpful and accommodating. But I have to reserve the highest praise for the person with whom we spent the most time, our guide, Jeff. From the moment he picked us up at the Salt Lake City Airport, he was kind, thoughtful informative, and patient as we got our bearings. From a fishing standpoint, he was superb. We arrived earlier than planned thanks to a flight cancellation and rebooking. As a result, my son and I were the only people at the lodge. Jeff took us out fishing on the ponds -- in fact, he offered to take my son so that I get some rest (we were up all night due to the cancellation and an early departure). This was incredibly thoughtful. And when I decided to go along, he taught my more about fly casting in 5 minutes than I had been able to glean in 5 years of following my son around to fishing spots in our area. Jeff guided us for three days and struck exactly the right balance between helping and encouraging my son, who is a good fly fisherman, and helping me get into fish with my minimal skills. He was helpful buy never intrusive, supportive without ever seeming insincere, professional in every respect, patient, thoughtful, and gave my son excellent advice on becoming a guide (something my son has wanted to do for years). I can't say enough good things about Jeff, but what really stands out is his ability to work with people of varying skill levels and make everyone feel that they are receiving individual attention and encouragement. The entire Falcon's Ledge experience has been wonderful for my son. This is his first real vacation in his 14 years, and it simply could not have been better. Thank you so much, and we hope to see you next year. Johanna and Ben Oreskovic"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 5 for Falcon's Ledge, UT
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Wonderful experience,
July 12, 2014
By: CVisco
from Anaheim, CA, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Meals: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Trip service: 
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Additional Thoughts:Great guy
"Fishing and guide were great. Grant was knowledgeable and personable. He was very attentive to my non-fly-fishing wife, assisting he in having a great experience."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 6 for Falcon's Ledge, UT
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The Grand Slam,
July 11, 2014
By: GeorgeQ
from Altamont UT
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Meals: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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Additional Thoughts:He is just interested in your experience. Great person to have on the river.
"Our second trip here. Had 3 great days fishing with a wonderful guide. Small stream fishing was perfect with browns, rainbows, one brook trout and gorgeous cutthroats. Fished the Strawberry River for big browns. The fish are healthy, strong and finicky, but when you hook one the fun begins. Great ambiance, great meals and lots of interesting people to dine with. We'll be back!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 7 for Falcon's Ledge, UT
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great fishing, great people, great lodge!,
July 11, 2014
By: RyanH3
from Redding, Ca
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Meals: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Trip service: 
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Additional Thoughts:Our guides were extremely friendly and fun to be around and got us into some nice fish. Well done!
"Loved our 3 days of fishing at Falcon's Ledge. Our guide, Dave, took us all over Utah, even to some ultra secret spots. We got into some beautiful fish and even both my Dad and I got a "grandslam." Not a lot of big fish but the fish were beautiful. The weather was good with an occasional thundershower. The lodge is top-notch and the food was really tasty and huge portions so you have plenty of energy for the next days adventure. The Lodge is tucked away in a beautiful location with natural ponds filled with big trout."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 8 for Falcon's Ledge, UT
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
amazing people,great lodge,
July 11, 2014
By: mickeyhall
from Big Bear, CA, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Meals: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Trip service: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Additional Thoughts:Dave was the best guide we have ever had.
"I have been blessed to have fished in many different countries and fantastic fisheries,but coming to Falcons will always be one of the highlights of my life.I have enjoyed the fellowship even more than the fishing.Our guide and lodge manager Dave was a great guide but a better person.The food was amazing and we enjoyed all the guests as well.May the Lord Jesus continue to bless everyone at Falcons Lodge."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 9 for Falcon's Ledge, UT
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
First Review,
July 7, 2014
By: mkgreen1
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
"Overall I had a great time. Fishing was a bit slow due to the heat, but still some great views and variety of fishing. Guides Jake, Brian, and Eric were exceptional, and I attribute the overall good rating to them. I had Jake for 3 days...really enjoyed his company. Had the guides not been so great, the overall rating would have been 2 star. Food was exceptionally well prepared and menus creative. Major negative was the lack of interaction by the lodge staff. Other than the guides, don't think any staff or management attempted to engage...not even to ask how our stay was."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 10 for Falcon's Ledge, UT
Overall Rating: 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Great guides,
July 7, 2014
By: Norseman
from Fort Worth, TX
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Meals: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Trip service: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Additional Thoughts:Outstanding guides
"Weather and water conditions were less then ideal but the guides were able to find the fish."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? No
Response from Orvis:By Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing OperationsJuly 22, 2014
Jason Danley of Falcon's Ledge provided the following response to this review:

"Dear Norseman,
We appreciate your helpful review of our lodge and guides. We are grateful that you found your guides ability and enthusiasm, lodge cuisine, accommodations, trip service, and billing all 5 star in your review. Thank you for labeling our guides “outstanding guides.” Our goal is to make sure every guest has a wonderful experience while at our Lodge, and judging from your “overall” rating, we apologize we were unable to fully provide that experience. As you know, the week of July 4th was record-breaking heat in our area and certainly the fishing conditions suffered as a result. As you mentioned the guides worked hard to get everyone onto fish, but it was certainly slower and tougher than normal on all our waters during that period of heat. With over seven rivers and 15 stillwaters, we can usually put everyone on fish regardless of condition, but sometimes it is harder to find them than other times. We appreciate your helpful feedback and hope you will come back and enjoy our award-winning guides and lodge another time.
– Your Friends at Falcon’s Ledge
jd"
Review 11 for Falcon's Ledge, UT
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Best Guides,
July 7, 2014
By: MarjG
from Phoenix, AZ, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Meals: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Trip service: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Additional Thoughts:Jake is amazing!
"Our guides made the trip. They were so patient and worked so hard to make sure we found fish. Our timing was off and there were not many fish to be found but they really tried. The kitchen staff was awesome to work with special dietary needs and go above and beyond for guests."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 12 for Falcon's Ledge, UT
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fishing with dad,
July 4, 2014
By: Grogg
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Meals: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Trip service: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
"Wonderful place. Brian was an awesome guide. he worked with my father very well. Highly recommended. The lodge was very nice. Great food and accommodations."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 13 for Falcon's Ledge, UT
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Experience,
July 3, 2014
By: Norm3333
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Meals: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Trip service: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
"My son and I had a fabulous experience. He was celebrating a special birthday and I wanted it to be memorable and it certainly was. The accommodations, guides, and meals were all the very best. I will not wait for another memorable event to celebrate to return to this gem of a lodge."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 14 for Falcon's Ledge, UT
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
We'll Be Back,
July 2, 2014
By: SBKathyK
from Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Meals: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Trip service: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
"Truly a memorable experience. There is such a variety of waters within a short drive of the lodge. We fished the Uintah River and Rock Creek, one a free stone mountain stream and the other a meandering tail water.
The food at the lodge was so delicious - ate way too much."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 15 for Falcon's Ledge, UT
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Falcon Ledge Fly Fishing,
July 1, 2014
By: lamarPMD4Utah
from Altamont, UT, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Meals: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
Additional Thoughts:He has lots of patience.
"Great acomodations.
Cody and Alex were excellent.
Our guide, John Rock, is a superior guide; knowledgeable and curtious.
"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 16 for Falcon's Ledge, UT
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
First Class Guiding,
June 30, 2014
By: Flyfishsilvercreek
from Brisbane QLD, Australia
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
"Falcon's Ledge offers a superb package of accommodation, hospitality, dining, guiding service and opportunities for fly fishing and many more.
Our guide Grant Bench who worked very hard to assist with fly fishing. His efforts featured excellent knowledge of fly fishing techniques, the waters to fish and a drive to assist his clients in every way. We thoroughly enjoyed fishing with Grant and look forward to repeating this in the near future.
"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 17 for Falcon's Ledge, UT
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent Outfit,
June 28, 2014
By: TroutTV
from Flathead Valley, Montana 59911, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Meals: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Trip service: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Additional Thoughts:First Class
"Great experience. Guides extremely knowledgeable.
We travel to dozens of lodges a year and Falcons Ledge rates as one of the best.
Thanks
"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 18 for Falcon's Ledge, UT
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Awesome Expereince,
June 22, 2014
By: Amanda21
from Altamont, UT, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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Additional Thoughts:Bryan was amazing and did so well teaching my 11 year old niece!
"This was my second season coming out to Falcon's ledge. The first season I bought my terminally ill father out for our last fishing trip together. The lodge accommodated our needs very well.
This year I bought out my 11 year old niece and sister. Neither had any experience fly fishing. Once again all my expectations were exceeded.
The staff are all amazing, the guides are the best, and the fishing is awesome! I recommend this location to all my friends!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 19 for Falcon's Ledge, UT
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great,
June 20, 2014
By: appel
from Bend, OR,USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 20 for Falcon's Ledge, UT
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
GREAT TRIP,
June 20, 2014
By: rvaughan
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
"I had an amazing stay at Falcon's Ledge. You feel like family when you stay here. My guide (Grant) was amazing. He got us on fish every day. Great place to recharge your soul!!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes