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The Animas River – Durango, Colorado

Animas Springs River Ranch

Animas Springs River Ranch

Premier fly fishing just 20 minutes from Durango

Tucked between sections of Southern Ute Tribal waters, the Animas Springs River Ranch—formerly the Craig Ranch—is a fantastic place to get away. Representing one of the largest riverfront ranches along the Animas, guests will see a working cattle ranch that has been in operation since 1945. Stretching almost one mile on both sides of the Animas River, this unique location features three stream-fed ponds stocked with over 500 brute rainbow and 100 brown trout.

Located just a short drive from Durango, you can have the solitude of fishing private water with hotels, breweries, and fly shops just around the corner!


Length of river stretch: 4200′ 

River type: Freestone

Stocked: Yes

Species: Trout- Brown, Rainbow


Price per day: $446.25 includes Guide

Animas Springs River Ranch


  • 20 minutes from Durango, Colorado
  • Productive fishing in low or high water
  • Diverse water for all skill levels
  • One of our largest stretches, lots of good holes and habitat 

Provided by the USGS



  • Temperature: 58.46 ° F
  • Streamflow: 213 ft³/s
  • Gage height: 2.31 ft
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