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Tarryall Creek Hidden Valley Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

Jefferson, Colorado, USA

3 Anglers Maximum

Fishing per day: starting at $150 per guest

Camping per day: starting at $50 per guest

This ranch provides 1 mile of fly fishing access on Tarryall Creek just outside of Jefferson, Colorado. The scenery in all directions and the wildlife are spectacular. Water access is flat and moderately easy, however, you will need to walk through a cow pasture that can have some ruts and holes from the cows. Anglers can expect to net browns and rainbows in the 8-14″ range. This property is prime for double dries and hopper-dropper setups. Along the creek, there are a few willows that allow shade and underwater structures for fish to hold. Pay attention to your back cast as you target waiting fish. A bow and arrow or roll cast are great to have in your pocket at this fishery.

Recommended Rods: 2 – 4 wt rods, 7′ –  8’6″ length.

Have a larger group, please check out the neighboring property: Tarryall Creek Scenic Meadows

Fishing Hours: Sunrise to Sunset

Although we typically get your booking approved within a few hours, please allow up to 1 business day for booking confirmations.

Due to livestock and other concerns, dogs and other pets are NOT permitted on this property.

Camping prices are per vehicle/per day. Camping is dispersed camping. Please practice “leave no trace” principles and pack out all trash. You will need to supply your own water. Tents, Vans, and Truck campers are allowed. Travel trailers can camp at this site, but please note that this is an unimproved road with ruts and it can get pretty muddy during wet conditions.

This ranch is for sale! Click over to Confluence Land Company’s website for more information: Confluence Land Company.


Know before you go

Check out the resources below to help you prepare for your upcoming trip and ensure you have the most accurate and up-to-date information for a stellar day on the water.

  1. Don’t forget your local fishing license, you can grab one online here.
  2. Check your local flows. This is a seasonal flow gauge.
  3. Contact a local fly shop for the most up-to-date hatch and fly information.
  4. Know the local regulations.
  5. Fishing Hours: Sunrise to Sunset.
  6. Fishing Season: April - October.
  7. Recommended Rods: 2 - 4 wt rods, 7' -  8'6" length.

Most of our properties are ranches, so expect to walk through hayfields, cow fields, or even hop a few fences. These are not "groomed" properties. They can be rugged and wild and we believe that is part of the adventure with RareWaters! If you have specific questions or concerns, please reach out in advance of booking a trip!

River Data

5-Day Weather Forecast

67℉ / 42℉

67℉ / 44℉

66℉ / 40℉

65℉ / 43℉

61℉ / 40℉

Features and Amenities


Reviews (18)

4.8 out of 5.0
Service 4.9
Value for Money 4.7
Location 4.8
Cleanliness 4.8
  • David R.
    September 17, 2023 at 4:57 pm

    Weather was a challenge. Did catch about a dozen medium size brown trout.

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  • Conor Wynne-Parry
    September 1, 2023 at 9:54 am

    I just spent the day on this property, and it was fantastic. The fishing was all single dry using a 3/4wt rod. The creek itself is full of brown trout, and some places are easier to cast to than others, making it a fun technical creek where you are rewarded with every cast you can get in front of a fish. The scenery is very isolated besides the ranch house you drive by to access the property, where you will be greeted by friendly dogs or horses. If you enjoy fishing technical creeks with lighter tackle, this is the place for you.

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  • Gary U.
    August 25, 2023 at 5:07 pm

    If you looking for creek fishing and some nice fish this is a good place.There were lots of nice brown trout and not many willows. Lots of bends and the water level was good. I was using a 8′ 1 weigh fly rod. The length was good but I think a three weight would be better. The sign with the ranch name was missing and some of the signs to the parking area were down. I followed the signs to a parking area but it didn’t match the directions. The directions with the attached map have be to a parking area next to the campsite and a 400 yard hike to the creek. The signs lead me to a short hike to the creek. It probably requires high clearance vehicle. It’s in a cow pasture so watch your step. I had a great time and saw lots of wildlife.

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Tarryall Creek Hidden Valley

Frequently asked questions.

What is RareWaters?

We provide affordable and easy access to private ranches for you to experience do-it-yourself (DIY) fly fishing experiences. No upfront membership fees are required. Just pay as you book! Pricing is listed at the top of each property's listing page. DIY fly fishing means anglers are responsible for determining weather, river flow and fishing conditions. When the information is available, we include weather and river flow information for the properties on our website.

What hours can I fish?

Each landowner sets their fishing hours, and most are sunrise to sunset. We have a few landowners who deviate from that timeframe. This information is listed on each property listing page.

Can a non-angling friend or relative join me?

At this time, everyone over the age of 12 must pay the full rod fee to be on RareWaters' property. This is to ensure that all anglers have the serenity, space and outdoor experience we are committed to providing.

Will I get the water all to myself?

We limit each property to a max number of anglers, typically no more than 3-4 anglers per mile. This is different for each property, so be sure to go to the property's listing page to find out what the maximum is for the property you want to book. For example, if you have 2 anglers in your group and the maximum number of anglers is 4, we may add 2 other anglers to the property that day, even if they are from another group. If you book all 4 (or more) rod spots that day, then your group will have the whole property to yourselves.

How do I know where to go after I book?

After we receive your payment, you will receive a booking confirmation email. Within 7 days of your reservation, you will receive a property map via email with GPS coordinates, directions, parking and camping information, etc. We strongly encourage all anglers to save GPS coordinates into their smartphones before leaving cell service. Many of our properties are remote working ranches with limited cell service. Google Maps is our preferred app for all angler directions.

What are your booking policies?

Great question. Here are a few policies you should know before you go:

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations made ten (10) days or more before the booked date will receive a full refund. Cancellations made five (5) to ten (10) days before the booked date will receive a credit for future use. Cancellations made five (5) days or less before the booked date will receive no refund or credit. By submitting a booking request for any RareWaters' property, you agree to this cancellation policy. If you request to book a property within 10 days of the request date, and the booking is approved and you cancel the booking, you will receive a credit for future use. RareWaters is not responsible for weather, river flows or fishing conditions. Anglers are responsible for determining weather, river flows and fishing conditions. Refunds and credits will not be issued for weather, river flows or fishing conditions. The Cancellation Policy may be superseded by extenuating circumstances as deemed appropriate by RareWaters' staff.

Maximum Angler Policy:

Please note, if your party does not equate to the maximum angler amount for the property you've booked, you may encounter another angler or group. Maximum angler amounts are listed in the description for every property on the website. Please practice good fishing etiquette around other anglers by giving each other plenty of space and sharing different stretches of the watershed.

Leave No Trace Policy:

All anglers must adhere to RareWaters "Leave No Trace" policy. This policy requires all anglers to leave properties better off than they found them. If you see trash, please pick it up and pack it out. We ask that you kindly be respectful of the land, any livestock, and the watershed so we can continue to offer fly fishing access for years to come. Trespassing will not be tolerated and all violators will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. By submitting a booking request through the RareWaters website, you agree to this Leave No Trace Policy.

Solicitation Policy:

Under no circumstances may an angler or their guest solicit RareWaters' landowners for any reason. During your trip, anglers and guests are not permitted to promote, sell or offer any kind of services or products to RareWaters' landowners. Additionally, anglers and their guests may not compete with RareWaters in any way while visiting RareWaters' properties. By submitting a booking request through the RareWaters website, you agree to this Solicitation Policy.