The Animas River – Durango, Colorado
Great fun for the family, just minutes from Durango
Come check out this unique private water access just minutes from downtown Durango! This ranch features two giant oxbows with beautiful sandy beaches, deep runs and holes holding large browns and rainbows. This is a perfect place to come with your buddies or bring the whole family. With 3800′ of accessible shoreline on one side and 2500′ on the other, there’s plenty of room for the whole party.
PRIVATE WATER DETAILS
Length of river stretch: 1 mile
River type: Freestone
Species: Trout- Brown, Rainbow
Price per day: $ 154.50
Location and Features
- 10 minutes from Durango
- Big Rainbows and Browns
- Big beaches and easy wading
- Fun streamer fishing
Located in the broad Animas Valley above Durango, Wonuka Farms is a wonderful place to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
This beautiful family farm is as scenic as it is historic. Dr. Bedford and his wife, Marie, purchased the property back around 1960 and the Bedford Family has lived there ever since. Currently, Dr. Bedford’s granddaughter and her husband are living on the ranch to help take care of it. The red barn on the property was one of the first buildings in the area in the 1860’s, before the Denver & Rio Grande train laid tracks in the Animas Valley. For many years until the mid 1970’s, there was a fish hatchery located across the Animas River in the most northern part of the east side beach.
The Animas river meanders through the property with 3500’ of accessible riverbank which features wide oxbows, beaches and deep holes. Downed trees provide cover for massive browns and rainbows that traverse these waters. This is a great place to strip streamers or even mouse patterns in the evenings and morning. You can even wade in the am then launch your boat for a nice ½ day float into town. Come check out this great stretch of private water for yourself!
The only thing bigger than this stretch is the size of the fish holding there! If you are looking for a place to keep you and all your buddies busy all day this is the place. Over a mile of prime private water access with a proven history of big days. Wonderful riffles, deep holes, and long runs cascade down this picturesque property. EXPLORE
Big Browns and Rainbows hold in fantastic engineered habitat made for supporting trout populations and easy access to the river. Resort grade grounds provide a wonderful backdrop for this premier fishing destination. EXPLORE
You want to talk about big fish? This spot is the real deal. The Horseshoe has a diverse array of water including two massive holes and a long deep run that holds the big boys. EXPLORE
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