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Rio Grande Ranch Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

Del Norte, Rio Grande County, Colorado, United States of America

5 Anglers Maximum

Basic Access: $150

Cutthroat Subscriber Access: $125

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step 4 Enjoy your private fly fishing experience


Visit the beautiful San Luis Valley of Colorado and enjoy 1 mile of the North Channel of the Rio Grande River. The views at this property are absolutely stunning and the fishing is prime. This 5th generation homestead was established over 150 years ago. The Rio Grande wraps around the ranch on both sides so you’re literally on an island. An island in Colorado!! Anglers can expect to catch 12-18″ brown, rainbow and cutthroat trout. Toss some streamers for big browns lurking in the deep pools! River access is easy, although you’ll have to hop over some barbed wire fencing.

1/4 mile of the South Channel of the Rio Grande River is also available for access.

Please allow up to 2 business days for booking confirmations.

Features and Amenities

River Data

5-Day Weather Forecast

41℉ / 34℉

37℉ / 19℉

36℉ / 20℉

34℉ / 21℉

32℉ / 21℉


Reviews (5)

4.9 out of 5.0
Service 5.0
Value for Money 4.8
Location 4.8
Cleanliness 5.0
  • Cyndie
    October 24, 2022 at 8:59 am

    Though my son and I were there for some late fall fly fishing we had a great time on this beautiful property !
    The fish we caught were health browns and rainbows!
    Beautiful location! We will plan to make it back here for another day !!

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  • Scott
    July 19, 2021 at 9:29 pm

    Beautiful little stretch of the north channel of the Rio Grande. Lots of mayfly hatches. The scenery is worth the price of admission. Fishing is great too!

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  • Bill Ring
    July 14, 2021 at 9:36 pm

    Second time fishing this terrific section of the Rio Grande. Haven’t quite figured out what the fish are keying in on..They’ve taken dries (hopper, caddis ,stonefly) and nymphs (caddis and stonefly haven’t hit any of the baetis patterns despite BWO and PMD hatches) but never on a consistent basis

    Access is much easier upstream from the bridge near the parking..Also bring every kind of bug repellent you have, the mosquitoes are in full force away from the river

    I also ran into one of the ranchers that owns the property and they couldn’t be nicer.. wonderful stewards of the land

    Helpful Review 3

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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.