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Arkansas River Canyon Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

Salida, Chaffee County, Colorado, United States of America

3 Anglers Maximum

Basic Access: $175

Cutthroat Subscriber Access: $150

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step 3 Pay for your trip securely online

step 4 Enjoy your private fly fishing experience


This ranch is special. The landowner has invested nearly $1,000,000 into restoring the river for prime trout habitat. Just a few minutes away from downtown Salida, anglers can expect to catch 14-18″ wild brown, rainbow and cutbow trout. The property provides anglers with one mile of fishing on a gold medal stretch of the Arkansas River. Accessing the river can be tough in spots but there are easy spots for younger anglers and people with mobility issues. If you’re willing to put in a little extra work, you’ll find some of the best runs and pools the Arkansas River has to offer.

Please allow up to 2 business days for booking confirmations.

Features and Amenities

River Data

5-Day Weather Forecast

40℉ / 33℉

50℉ / 34℉

40℉ / 28℉

39℉ / 27℉

34℉ / 15℉


Reviews (12)

4.8 out of 5.0
Service 4.7
Value for Money 4.7
Location 4.8
Cleanliness 4.9
  • Andy Mallinger
    July 4, 2022 at 8:47 am

    July 2nd, first RareWaters trip for my son and me. Day started slowly, nothing until around noon then the action really picked up, nice Browns and a couple of Rainbows. Only fished on the bank away from the highway. Access was variable, some areas too brushy or steep but lots to work with.

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  • Ryan Moore
    April 6, 2022 at 6:10 pm

    This place is awesome. Parking was easy and a nice hole right there. Need more time to fish all of it. Will definitely go back. Hit a BWO hatch. Great day.

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  • Thomas Conley
    March 7, 2022 at 8:13 pm

    Fished the property this past weekend. It was a little cold in the morning, but once the sun broke out it turned out to be an amazing day. Fishing started off really well and had my first fish by my third cast. I caught mostly browns, but did catch a beautiful rainbow. This is my second time fishing this property and can’t wait to come 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 1/2 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 the Western United States. 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 Trout Unlimited, our partners in conservation.

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.