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Arkansas River Canyon Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

Salida, Chaffee County, Colorado, United States of America

4 Anglers Maximum

Non-Member Access Fee $150 per angler per day

Cutthroat Member Access Fee $125 per angler per day

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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.

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Features and Amenities


Fishing access. Catch and release fishing only.
Camping. Camping is not permitted on this property.


Reviews (9)

4.8 out of 5.0
Service 4.8
Value for Money 4.7
Location 4.9
Cleanliness 5.0
  • John McClow
    September 23, 2021 at 2:53 pm

    The river was low and clear, which made for challenging fishing. Nevertheless, with plenty of runs and pools we caught big fish. We will return.

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  • Chris Dahm
    August 23, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    Fished a Saturday in August. Directions/parking are very easy. Fishing itself was good – dry/dropper was effective all day long. All I will note is that downstream access on both banks might be challenging for some anglers (river left downstream involves some heavy brush/vines/etc, and river right is a little cliffy/exposed). All in all – it was very enjoyable and having the stretch to yourself there is enough water for a full day for 1-2 anglers.

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  • Neeraj Sathe
    August 2, 2021 at 12:56 am

    Fished this section during the Mother’s Day Caddis hatch. Fishing was excellent with Caddis emergers! Lots of great structure added by the Rare Waters folks!

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  • Reed Haymons
    July 22, 2021 at 5:25 pm

    Fished this property in April. We had a fun time catching rainbows left and right. There is a lot of space on this property so everyone can have their own stretch. 10/10 would highly recommend!

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  • Andrew
    July 20, 2021 at 2:52 pm

    Private piece of paradise!

    Loved the secure parking. I was able to post up in my van without worrying about anyone breaking in while I fished. Fished for about 4 hours before lightening chased me off of the water. Even so, only fished about a 1/4 of the property. Will definitely come back to this one. Lots of stream improvements mean lots of BIG fish. Broke off a massive rainbow in the pools below the bridge – need to work on my “buck fever”. Close to town and tons of camping nearby. Highly recommend!

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  • Jennings Hester
    July 19, 2021 at 6:16 pm

    This property has some incredible runs and eddies. Anywhere that looks fishy has fish. Mostly Brown Trout.

    Was lucky enough to fish this during the Mother’s Day Caddis Hatch and it was unreal. Some really nice, long runs throughout.

    Make sure you fish the Eddy by the cliffs!

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  • David Lisle
    David Lisle
    May 18, 2021 at 10:38 pm

    Checked out this new property early May, partly cloudy day. Beautiful stretch of the Ark, with quite a few trout holding in both natural and improved habitat. Mostly 10-18″ browns on Pats, caddis emergers, and midge droppers.

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  • Steve Baker
    March 8, 2021 at 2:40 pm

    Great Arkansas River fishing! Easy to find parking, right over the bridge. Met the landowner, very nice. I hit it in early March, not the best time of year but I had the itch. It’s a beautiful property with a good amount of fish habitat. Deep runs, rocks, and logs provide a ton of opportunities. This time of year they pool up in very deep holes, so I had some success with deep nymph rigs with a lot of weight. Try worms, midges, and yellow stoneflys. Walking can be very difficult as the good side is steep with loose rock but you’ve always gotta work for good beats! I’ll be back in the summer!

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  • Thomas Conley
    March 8, 2021 at 1:52 pm

    It was a gorgeous day and the fishing was fantastic as well. Fishing started off pretty slow, but as it warmed up the fishing really picked up. Ending up catching mostly browns, but I did catch a couple solid rainbows. If you’re wearing rubber soles you will need cleats!! The bottom was very slippery.

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