Though uncommon, one can fly-fish on horseback, just as one can fish with a horsefly or fly on the back of a horsefish. Try horsebacking and fly-fishing separately with today’s Groupon from Rocky Mountain Outfitters in Midway. Choose between two options:
- For $29, you get a one-hour horseback ride in the Wasatch Mountains (a $59 value).
- For $109, you get a three-hour fly-fishing lesson on the Provo River (a $229 value).
Rocky Mountain Outfitters guides friends of the great outdoors through scenic escapes up the slopes of the majestic Wasatch Mountains and along the banks of the peaceful Provo River. The equestrian excursion begins in Midway, where a knowledgeable guide introduces beginners to the finer points of horsemanship before leading adventurers out on the Mountain Meadows Trail. Once in the picturesque setting of Soldier Hollow Valley’s south slope, riders can steer their trusty steeds through the easygoing foothills of premier Wasatch backcountry while making small talk with them about horseshoe fashion. Led by an expert trail navigator, the leisurely one-hour saunter blesses stallion surfers with views of towering Mount Timpanogos and shimmering Deer Creek Reservoir. All riders younger than 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Both first-time fly-fishermen and expert anglers can probe the Provo River’s Blue Ribbon-designated fishing waters during three hours of casting and reeling lessons. Meeting piscators on either the middle or lower section of the Provo, depending on the river’s conditions, an Orvis-endorsed guide will lead the way to prime cast-off spots and known fish speakeasies. Pupils learn the ins and outs of technique, luring Woolly Buggers into fly-baited traps and hauling in hefty brown and rainbow trout. Rocky Mountain Outfitters will supply equipment and tackle for the day, though fishermen should bring additional items such as sunglasses, sunscreen, and sunshawls. A one-day fishing license is required to participate in this outing.
Rocky Mountain Outfitters
Mountains echo with the clicking of hooves on rocks as mountain vegetation waves in the breeze and the sun glistens on snow-dappled trails. Schools of fish scatter as a pair of slick rubber boots parts the waters—a fisher wading through thick river sediment before casting a line into the current. Rocky Mountain Outfitters' experienced outdoorsmen usher customers through all manner of seasonal wilderness adventures, including fly-fishing on the Provo River, snowmobile tours, and horseback riding along mountain trails. Many tours run through Soldier Hollow Valley, which played host to the 2002 Winter Olympics.
Visitors may encounter roving wildlife such as snow rabbits, moose, and fawns frolicking through varied landscapes for memorable photo ops or police sketch-artist renderings. Adventure packages combine more than one outdoor activity and include the Reins and Train adventure, a role-playing tour that merges a train trip with a horseback trail ride. Depending on the season, guests can board traditional wagons or horse-drawn sleighs towed by teams of clydesdales, belgians, and spotted draft, or they can lasso free-range dinner rolls during Old West–style outdoor meals.
633 W Soldier Hollow Dr.
Midway, Utah 84049Get Directions