Angling Adventures | Two

One kid holding a net and the other holding a fish

Partnership with the Roaring Fork Conservancy

Is there more to fly fishing than just catching fish? Absolutely! Join certified instructors from Roaring Fork Conservancy and ACES to take a look beneath the surface at all that fly fishing has to offer. You’ll explore and engage with various aquatic habitats at The River Center and Rock Bottom Ranch that support our plant and animal communities. Collect aquatic insects and tie flies to imitate the food that trout eat. Young anglers will receive complete instruction on casting, fishing gear, knot tying, proper fish handling, catch and release, and of course, fish!

This class meets every morning at 9:00am at The River Center in Basalt. Pick-up occurs at Rock Bottom Ranch at 3:30pm.

(Fly rods and reels are provided for each camper.)
Click here to register for the shuttle from Hallam Lake to Rock Bottom Ranch.

Scholarship & Camp Information

What To Bring:

Pack a backpack with snack, lunch, reusable water bottle, rain jacket, warm layer, change of clothes, sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses. Please remember to label everything. Wear appropriate clothing and sturdy, closed-toed shoes - no open-toe sandals! Optional- closed-toed shoes/sandles for water exploration. Please leave electronics, candy, and toys at home.

How To Get There:

Please walk, bike, or carpool to ACES at Rock Bottom Ranch whenever possible! Parking is extremely limited and alternate transportation is fun and saves the planet.

BIKE BOARD CHALLENGE: Fill out a Bike Board Card and add a sticker every time you come to Rock Bottom Ranch in something other than your own car. Bike Board participants are entered to win great prizes all summer long including bike accessories, and more. 

PARKING LOT: Limited parking is available for Rock Bottom Ranch visitors only. Please park efficiently. No parking in ACES lot outside of open hours. We are an IDLE FREE community. 


Wildlife and Science


Next Date:

Monday, July 27 - 9:00am to Friday, July 31 - 3:30pm


Non-member price:
Member price:


4th , 5th and 6th

Spots Available:

  • Class maximum: 12
  • Spots available: 2
Register now!