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River Explorer Pro

Find a River | Plan Your Trip | Catch More Fish

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River Explorer Membership
Currently Only for Colorado

  • Explore and Research 250+ Rivers in Colorado
  • View Over 2000+ Access Points to Fish
  • Save Your Findings & Plan Your Trip
  • Get Real-Time Weather & Streamflow Data
  • Get Interactive Access Maps
  • Private/Public Property Maps
  • Offline Smartphone App and GPS

Only $4/Month
Paid Annually

How We Help You Find the Perfect River

Use Our Fly-Fishing-Specific Filters to Find Your Perfect Adventure

Whether you love chasing gorgeous cutthroats in pristine high mountain streams and solitude, or bumping elbows on the famous tailwaters as you chase trophy trout, the River Explorer is your perfect companion.  The magic of the River explorer is we help you find the right spot for your goals before you go. Don’t waste time on the wrong adventure, make the most of the adventure you want to have 

We have the most fly-fishing specific filters of any trip planning tool as it was designed by fly fishermen, for fly fishermen. See a list of our filters below that will give you the best results for your next fishing adventure.

Click on any of the filters below to learn more about them:

Filter Examples

You can mix and match these filters as much or as little as you want to get your desired results.
To see how this works view the examples searches below on the free version of the river explorer to get an idea:
*Note: the below results only show 3 rivers on the free version each, but the pro version has 30+ results on each of these listings

We filtered easy access, beginner difficulty rivers with some and many fish selected on the fish count filter. 

We filtered medium to large fish size, easy and medium access and dog friendly locations for an excellent list of summer destinations that are sure to make memories.

Looking for the catch of a lifetime? These locations show the many spots that fish over 18” can be caught as well as the places where 28″+ monsters reside…

Only $4/Month
Paid Annually

How We Help You Plan Your Trip

Once you’ve used the filters to narrow down your results and find a few rivers. You can click on each one of them and get detailed information to help you plan your trip:

River Descriptions

Learn about the river and it’s surroundings

 Current Weather Conditions

Get a 5 day forecast with temps, cloud cover and wind detail

Hatch Charts & Insect Info

View hatch charts and detailed size, color and stages for insects in each river

River Features & Details

Learn the key fishing features of the river

Real-Time Streamflows

Streamflows updated every 15 minutes
(learn about streamflow importance here)

Access Maps & Points

Dozens of access points plotted on a map. Simply click to get directions and drive times

Fishing Tips 

Get fishing tips from our personal experience

Fishing Fly Recommendations

Top flies recommended for each river

Additional Premium Content

Get catch & release guides, detailed streamflow graphs and DOW fishing survey reports (*where available)

Save & Favorite Your Rivers

Revisit the rivers you find during your research to put multiple fishing trips in your bucket list.

Find a River



Favorite That River



View Your Favorites



Only $4/Month
Paid Annually

Take the Info Offline and On Your Smartphone

Print out our write ups or send the data to our partner offline app to view private and public property boundaries against your real-time GPS location as well as other map layers to maximize your adventure.

Accurate Public/Private Access

View hatch charts and detailed size, color and stages for insects in each river

Real-Time Offline GPS 

Use your phone to track your location and stay on track

Additional Map Layers

Camping sites, stream gauges, trail markers and mileage and more to make your trip epic.


Only $4/Month
Paid Annually

Fish Caught Using the River Explorer