The Animas River – Durango, Colorado

The Massive Hole 

The Massive Hole

A giant hole, holding tons of large trout, what more could you need?

The Massive Hole is a very unique private fishing area featuring a massive hole (obviously) with a great runout and a boat ramp. Put in or take out at this location, but make sure you take the time to cast through the large deep section.


Length of river stretch: 1000 ft

River type: Freestone

Species: Trout- Brown, Rainbow


Price per day: $ 103

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The Massive Hole

 Location and Features

  • 30 minutes from Durango, Colorado
  • Large riffle leading into giant hole
  • Lots of Rainbow and Brown trout holding
  • Close proximity to other lower Animas Property

The Massive Hole


Big browns and bows hold year-round, feasting on the multitude of hatches that come off the water April through November.

This is a fantastic location and it’s extremely close to our “The Horseshoe” location. This makes it easy to book both and have yourself a full day of fishing on the lower Animas. Of course, the Animas is a freestone river, so flows can vary by season or even by day, but the Massive Hole stays deep no matter what!



  • Water Temp: 49.82 ° F
  • Flow: 292 ft³/s
  • Water Level: 2.43 ft



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