Dropping down from the Continental Divide along the south side of Colorado’s Wolf Creek Pass, you will find The River Ranch of Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Nestled amongst the rugged and expansive landscape of the South San Juan Wilderness Area, The River Ranch offers an angler’s paradise with the convenience and excitement of a refreshingly authentic mountain town. It just doesn’t get much better than this. Spend the morning casting your way from one end of the ranch to the other, grab a cold craft beer in town, and finish up with the evening hatch.
Flanked by 1.1 miles of the San Juan River and its Gold Medal trout fishing, The River Ranch offers lush meadows, mature cottonwoods, giant ponderosa pines, and mountain vistas. Teeming with wildlife and bird activity, The River Ranch offers 116± acres of the best Colorado has to offer. Renowned throughout the flyfishing world, the San Juan River is abundant with rainbow, brown, and cutthroat trout.
Multiple scenic building sites can be found throughout the ranch, where elevations range from 7,200 feet along the river meadows to 7,400 feet on the higher bench to the west. Having easy, year-round access to the charming town of Pagosa Springs makes The River Ranch a wonderful choice for a full or part-time residence. Water rights provide stock, irrigation, fire protection, storage, and domestic usage. Bordered by the San Juan National Forest to the north, The River Ranch has access to thousands of acres to explore, hunt, and enjoy.
Located at the base of the moisture-laden Wolf Creek Pass in the highly coveted, cottonwood-lined corridor along the San Juan River, it is rare to find such an outstanding, undeveloped land parcel of this size. In addition to its long stretch of quality water, The River Ranch is primarily surrounded by large ranches to the west and miles of National Forest to the north, presenting a unique opportunity for caliber land ownership.
You don’t have to be an angler to enjoy the natural beauty, wildlife, and solitude offered here at The River Ranch, but with a setting this spectacular, you might as well pick up a rod and give flyfishing a try.
Don’t let this be the one that got away!