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Arkansas Headwaters Getaway Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

Salida, Chaffee County, Colorado, United States of America

3 Anglers Maximum

Basic Access: $125

Cutthroat Subscriber Access: $100

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Camping Available: $50

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step 4 Enjoy your private fly fishing experience


This beautiful property includes approximately 3/4 mile of gold medal water on the world famous Arkansas River. The location is a short drive from downtown Salida, Colorado. You can expect to catch 12-16″ brown and rainbow trout. We love this property for dry fly fishing season during the summer and early fall. Camping is permitted on this property so make a long weekend out of it. You won’t be disappointed! River access could not be any easier for younger anglers and people with mobility issues.

Please allow up to 2 business days for booking confirmations.

Features and Amenities


Reviews (10)

5.0 out of 5.0
Service 5.0
Value for Money 4.9
Location 4.9
Cleanliness 5.0
  • Gary Cudmore
    April 25, 2022 at 4:37 pm

    Christy and Homer were very friendly and helpful. Camped and fished for 3 days – caught Hofer/Colorado rainbow and wild browns. Water was still low but good fishing using Nymph rig. Will be back in the fall. RareWaters was great to work with the booking and details!

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  • Ryan Thomas
    August 30, 2021 at 8:44 pm

    Late Aug had a great day on the Arkansas. First cast of the day at the ‘big hole’ nailed a nice rainbow. Caught a bunch of nice size Brownies up and down the stretch. Loved the different elements of the river. Big holes, riffles, deep float, pocket fishing. Easy parking, river access I found to be fine, but did a little bushwhacking. Def will visit again.

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  • Steve Yingling
    August 9, 2021 at 10:39 pm

    Fished this place over the July 4th holiday and was really nice. The water was a bit cloudy from all the rains but very fish able and we caught several browns in the 14-16 range. Where the owners let you camp is outstanding. Nice little stretch of river to have to yourself.
    Cant wait to go back

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Value for Money

Anglers, choose how you want to experience RareWaters!

We work directly with our landowners to provide you with amazing fly fishing experiences. Choose the experience that’s right for you!


  • Skip the crowds at public fishing locations
  • Book any of our properties in exchange for a daily access fee
  • Pay as you go access fees starting at $125 per angler per day
  • Experience adventure, serenity and world-class fly fishing


  • Enjoy the perks of being a Cutthroat Subscriber
  • $25 off daily access fees for you and guests
  • Receive river flow and weather reports for every trip
  • $25 of your subscription is donated to Trout Unlimited


It’s simple. You just pay as you book. Anyone can book our locations! Property access starts at $125 per angler per day. Subscriptions aren’t required but Cutthroat subscribers enjoy perks like $25 off every booking and river reports for each trip. Spend more time on the water and let us worry about the rest!

Landowners have at least one mile of river, stream or creek running through their property. Each property is vetted by RareWaters staff to ensure a premium fly fishing experience.

Right now, we’re focused on Colorado and Wyoming. But don’t worry, we plan to list properties in other states soon. Our goal is to provide you with new water access no matter where you’re traveling.

We offer subscriptions to all anglers. Subscriptions offer anglers discounted rod fees, priority booking and more. $25 of every subscription is donated to a fly fishing nonprofit like Trout Unlimited, Fishing the Good Fight, Casting for Recovery and Project Healing Waters.

After we receive your payment, RareWaters sends anglers a detailed property map including directions and GPS coordinates. We strongly encourage all anglers to save the GPS coordinates into their smartphones before leaving cell service. Google Maps is our preferred app for directions.