Upper Animas River – Durango, Colorado
Great fishing and fun for the family just minutes from Durango.
Wonuka Farms on the Upper Animas River is a private stretch of river just north of Durango that holds large browns and rainbows. The property features two giant oxbows with beautiful sandy beaches. Look to the deep runs and holes in the river where fish hold year around. Felled trees laying in the river also provide great cover for fish. Consider stripping streamers or even throwing mouse patterns. There is even a boat launch should you decide to float!
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.
A Bit of History
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.
Length of river stretch: 1 mile of easy wading
River type: Freestone
Species: Brown & Rainbow Trout
Price per day: $78.75 (Max 4 people)
- 10 minutes from Durango
- Upper Animas River Valley
Provided by the USGS
CURRENT RIVER CONDITIONS
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