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The Piedra River – Pagosa Springs, Colorado

The Rafter T Ranch

The Rafter T Ranch 

The best fly fishing on the Piedra, now available to you!

Between Durango and Pagosa Springs, CO, you’ll find an amazing river called the Piedra. Just outside Chimney Rock National Park on the Piedra River, you’ll find the Rafter T Ranch. This incredible Ranch is nearly 900 acres with access to over 2 miles of river. This prime piece of aquatic habitat holds big Browns, Rainbow and Cutbows in its big holes and boulder pocked runs. You’re sure to have a great day here with the best guides SW Colorado has to offer in one of the most remote corners of the state. 



Length of river stretch: 2.4 Miles

River type: Freestone

Stocked: Yes

Species: Trout- Brown, Rainbow, Cutbow

Guided: Yes, exclusively by Duranglers


Price per day: $ Depends on season

The Rafter T Ranch

 Location and Features

  • 45 minutes from Durango, 30 minutes from Pagosa Springs
  • Guided exclusively by Duranglers
  • Browns, Rainbows and Cutbows
  • One of our largest stretches, lots of river features and habitat 

Rafter T Ranch


The Piedra river has a healthy population of wild fish, and the river is stocked by Parks and Wildlife nearby as well.

Rainbows, Browns and Cutbows are all common sights around Rafter T. This stunning ranch with 360 degree views has a ton of water to keep your party busy and moving all day long. Although the Piedra River is more known for Stonefly hatches, caddis and mayfly hatches are common throughout the summer as well. Hopper droppers are also a popular rig in the later summer months. A ton of work has gone into this section of river, and the hard work does not go unnoticed. The diverse water is great for experienced and beginner anglers alike, and Duranglers guides can provide premier guidence for even the most veteran fly fishermen.



  • Flow: 48.1 ft³/s
  • Water Level: 0.88 ft



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