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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:
4.918 out of 5
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243 of 244(100%)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
Exactly as Expected,
July 29, 2015
By: RocklinMark
from California, USA
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
Additional Thoughts:John and Tim made every effort to make my visit to Falcon's Ledge an enjoyable experience, Unlike other guides whom I have fished who typically end the guide about 3:30-4:00 p.m. both Tim and John fished into the late afternoon/early evening.
"Excellent experience. I have fished with many guides/lodges and Falcon's Ledge ranks right up at the top. My guides, John and Tim, were great. I wanted to experience multiple type waters (small streams to creeks to small rivers). We hit them all and had success on each! The lodge staff attended to my needs. The food was excellent (thanks Scott). My hat off to John, Tim and the entire staff!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 2 for Falcon's Ledge, UT
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Falcons Ledge Review,
July 25, 2015
By: coopmac
from Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Meals: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Trip service: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
"Good experience overall, great food, good service, excellent accommodations. Guides were knowledgeable and patient, very willing to help.
For an Orvis Endorsed lodge, it was a little surprising for the clients to have to drive their own car to the fishing locations for the day. Especially without mentioning anything about that previously or giving a heads up.
Everything is very laid back, which is nice. Sometimes a little more communication from the guides about when and where to meet after meals to head out fishing would have been nice."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 3 for Falcon's Ledge, UT
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fly Fishing Fun,
July 25, 2015
By: GJC6
Billing / Reservation: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
"Had a wonderful time here fishing streams for wary smaller trout and ponds for the big ones. I learned lots of skills I hadn't known before. The guides were very helpful too and the food was terrific!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 4 for Falcon's Ledge, UT
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Had fun,
July 25, 2015
By: swifty07
Billing / Reservation: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
"Thanks for the great experience. The guides did a great job and were very patient teaching me to fly fish."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 5 for Falcon's Ledge, UT
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Immersive and unique opportunity,
July 25, 2015
By: Dcou
Billing / Reservation: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Additional Thoughts:Personally concerned about my success and satisfaction for the trip.
"Secluded lodge with all the amenities to return to after full days of fishing. Staff and guides are helpful and personable. Made for a relaxing time."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 6 for Falcon's Ledge, UT
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Nice Trip,
July 25, 2015
By: scllaane
from UT
Meals: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
"The trip was nice with friendly guides and beautiful location. The fishing was a little hit and miss, but when it was on, it was on."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 7 for Falcon's Ledge, UT
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Another Amazing Trip,
July 20, 2015
By: MattB12345678
from New Market, VA 22844, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
4 / 5
4 / 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
Additional Thoughts:I've fished with dozens of guides. Brian is by far -- orders of magnitude -- the best fishing guide in the US.
"If you only go to one lodge in your lifetime, this is the one! Blue ribbon water abounds, the guides are the best in the business, accommodations are outstanding and the food is wholesome and hearty. Want to fish for big fish? How about 15 browns in a day, with only 2 smaller than 20 inches. A very technical, small stream with a native cutthroat in every pool? Absolutely. Incredible scenery and a grand slam of a cutthroat, a rainbow, a cuttbow, a brown and a brookie? Of course. While all the guides are expert, Falcon's Ledge is fortunate to have the best guide in the nation -- Brian Eldridge. For some reason Orvis hasn't recognized him yet, but I'm sure they will. Novice or professional, you won't have a better guide experience in your lifetime."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 8 for Falcon's Ledge, UT
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fantastic fishing trip!,
July 20, 2015
By: THRMBK
from Springfield, VA, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Meals: 
5 / 5
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Trip service: 
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Additional Thoughts:Brain Eldridge is outstanding
"2nd time here at Falcon's Ledge was just as great as it was 9 years ago. Service is excellent, guides are awesomely professional and dedicated to putting the client on the fish. Caught our grand slam before lunch, caught lots of small fish and had a blue ribbon day on the strawberry with 5 fish over 20". Already booked our trip for July 2016."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 9 for Falcon's Ledge, UT
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Montana 40 years ago,
July 18, 2015
By: RS319
from Buffalo, NY
Billing / Reservation: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Meals: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Trip service: 
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Additional Thoughts:All good
"Fished Montana three times and loved it but not the crowds. Utah just as beautiful, people great, but no competition on the streams! Couldn't have done it without the wonderful guides and Falcon's Ledge staff! Four stars."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 10 for Falcon's Ledge, UT
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
trout,
July 17, 2015
By: kingPapa69
from Buffalo, NY, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
"it was an awsome time"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 11 for Falcon's Ledge, UT
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
"Best Days EVER",
July 17, 2015
By: Critikid
from Victor, New York
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Trip service: 
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Additional Thoughts:I came a mediocre, inexperienced flyfisher woman - I leave with GREAT instruction and now MANY fish on my "counter" - Garrett has the patience of Job and Brian upped my "game" ten fold. I thank them both...
"My name is Joanne Hessney and I call Rochester NY my home...I didn't need anyone "complimenting" my cast but I did NEED to catch a fish and I did NEED serious coaching - I got both...I was super lucky to draw Garrett and Brian as guides (Garrett's right arm is likely still recovering...). Food was spectacular (thanks Scott and staff!!) I slept like a baby in the loft of room 1 - and the fishing...well - the memory of these three days will surely get me through the dreary months of our cold, dark winters of Upstate New York. Seriously - BEST DAYS EVER. Returning here is what I refer to as a "no brainer"..."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 12 for Falcon's Ledge, UT
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Texas Expectations,
July 16, 2015
By: Texas58
from Houston, TX, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Trip service: 
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
"As a novice fly fisherman, I found the guides extremely helpful, knowledgeable of the bodies of water, eager to help, and very patient! The food at the lodge was very good, and waitstaff is very friendly, and everyone in the store were very helpful and eager to help."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 13 for Falcon's Ledge, UT
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Another great experience,
July 15, 2015
By: BenOreskovic
from Buffalo, NY, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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"My son is here (with me in tow) for a second year of Utah fly fishing as part of the Orvis Buffalo Hosted trip. As was the case last year, everything from guides, to food, to accommodation, to staff is top-notch and premier class in every way. We are halfway through the trip. It is passing way too fast! All of you at Falcon's Ledge and Orvis have a first-rate fly fishing experience down to a science. Johanna and Ben Oreskovic"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 14 for Falcon's Ledge, UT
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Better guiding experience than competitors,
July 8, 2015
By: FGD1
Billing / Reservation: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
"I have taken guided fishing trips with other companies - this was the best."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 15 for Falcon's Ledge, UT
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Amazing Time!,
July 5, 2015
By: M0rganK
from New York, NY, USA
Meals: 
5 / 5
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Additional Thoughts:John was an amazing teacher and guided us to many fish
"I went to Falcon's Ledge with my father for 4 days of fishing. I have experience fly fishing but my dad is still learning. Our guide John really improved my dad's fishing and helped me to improve as well. Throughout the trip we consistently caught fish of all sizes and species. One of the highlights of the trip was that we both got a grandslam on the first day."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 16 for Falcon's Ledge, UT
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
FlyFishing Heaven,
July 5, 2015
By: Jordanny
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
"I madea life time of memories when I fished with Jake Ricks as guide for two days. I caught a ton of fish and I learned a great deal in my quest to be a better fisherman. The food and accommodations were great. Scott is a gourmet chef and very friendly."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 17 for Falcon's Ledge, UT
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Amazing Experience,
July 4, 2015
By: IraK
from New York, NY, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
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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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
"Every aspect of Falcon Ledge has been beyond my expectations. There is a reason it has won best lodge multiple times. The fishing was GREAT goes without saying. But the facilities, food and welcoming staff only added to this memorable vacation.
My 15 year old son is the avid fly fisherman and I just took up the sport. I came to Falcon Ledge with almost no experience. Our guide John got me up to speed in no time. He was a great coach, guide and teacher. He is just an amazing individual.
I cant wait to come back
"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 18 for Falcon's Ledge, UT
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
another fantastic year,
July 1, 2015
By: Carol5
from Idaho Falls, ID
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Additional Thoughts:All are true and extremely knowledgeable fishers
"Going to Falcon's Ledge for 10 straight years should be the "same ol', same ol" experience, but it is not. It is actually visiting old friends as that is what the staff is like to our group. As usual, Spencer is the "best of the best" as far as making sure we all have a good (and successful) fishing experience. How Scott, the chef, keeps getting better and better is amazing as every meal is perfect (and better than many first class restaurants we have been to across the country - he is another definite keeper!)
Every guide has their own personality and is enjoying every day as much as we are. The best people run the best fishing lodge - bar none.
"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 19 for Falcon's Ledge, UT
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best lodge, guides & food,
June 30, 2015
By: Bogeydog
from Idaho Falls, ID, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
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"I have fished at Falcon's Ledge 4 out of the 5 past years & hope to return many times. The recent upgrades are impressive. Chef Scott creates delicious gourmet meals. The guides are focused on customer service & providing the best, customized fishing experience possible. Darlene is very efficient & friendly. Rosa keeps the lodge immaculate."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 20 for Falcon's Ledge, UT
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
A gift to myself,
June 30, 2015
By: Missflip
from falcon's ledge
Billing / Reservation: 
4 / 5
4 / 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:Excellent
"Falcon's Ledge, UT is a wonderful place to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the lodge, the awesome guides, to relax in the lodge, the gourmet food and the most beautiful places to fish. I had never fished at the age of 57 and I was awful but the guides were patient, caring and fun. Now, 10 years later I am never going to be a great fly-fishing woman, but I love the lodge, the gift of the guides, the amazing women I have met and the
time to enjoy these 10 years---those moment in my life. Every day is a gift and fishing with the guides and the women who I have enjoyed have enriched my life.
"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes