San Juan River

San Juan River

Located in the northwest corner of New Mexico is perhaps one of the best trout fishing rivers in the world. The San Juan River below Navajo Dam is world renowned for providing high quality fishing year round. It is estimated to contain 15,000 fish per river mile. Anglers can catch rainbow and brown trout up to a foot and half long and some even much larger than that. Some brown trout have reached lengths in excess of two and half feet.

The San Juan is a tributary of the Colorado River. It is 383 miles long with it's headwaters in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado.  It drains an area of 24,600 square miles. The San Juan joins the Colorado River at Lake Powell.