What about Almont, or I think it's called Woodland Park ?
In July you will be fighting the end of runoff a bit. Because of that, I would chose later rather than earlier in July. The hopper bite on the Arkansas river is absolutely amazing in July. The town of Salida is beautiful and there are tons of things to do within walking distance or biking (everyone bikes/rafts in Salida). The fish are not huge in this area but 30+ fish days on big dry flies are not uncommon. You are also a one hour drive from South Park where you can get into larger fish on the South Platte. This area is tougher fishing but there are some tanks. You are also a one hour drive to the Gunnison River and the Rio Grande. Staying in Gunnison or South Fork, CO is great. Gunnison is more walk friendly than South Fork as a town. There are great breweries in both Salida and Gunnison and the prices are a tad better than the northern towns near the Frying Pan and such.
Floating the Arkansas during the hopper bite is as fun and relaxing as it gets in my opinion. The water is clear and the canyon is pretty. Splashing big dries to the edges of the river never gets old and the city of Salida is almost as nice as the river. Hope you guys have fun.
The Gunnison and Arkansas and Taylor are all doable from one location (that being Gunnison or Salida). The Animas or Frying pan would have to be done unto themselves as they are too far.So if we wanted to fish the upper Arkansas river, the animas River, and the gunnison river, the gold medal sections or even the frying pan. Would the town of gunnison or Salida be a good central point? And what would you recommend to hire a guide to float and what would you recommend for us to go by ourselves to wade fish and would we be able to find out where to go we don't mind hiking to places. Do you have a favorite outfitter. Sorry for so many questions. I know we can't do it all in one trip