Conejos River Fishing Map


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This map feature 55 river miles of the Conejos from its headwaters above Platoro Reservoir down to US 285. This map contains all public fishing access areas, campgrounds, boat put in locations, and parking areas. Also included are guide services, fly fishing retailer locations, insect hatch chart and fishing regulations.

The headwaters start up above the Platoro Reservoir, which is accessible via USFS Road 250N from Highway 17. There is road access there, but to get as close as possible to the headwaters you are looking at some hiking through the South San Juan Wilderness.

Lake Fork, around 9 miles down from Platoro is a good spot to try your luck, as it is designated Wild Trout waters from the headwaters all the way to Rock Lake/Big Lake. You can find the trails along USFS Road 250. Saddle Creek is a fly-fishing only area, so if you are looking to work on your technique there are few better places in the state to get practice. Be careful past South Fork though, as much of the land belongs to the Menkhaven Ranch and is posted private property. The Conejos offers great fishing and beautiful landscapes and vistas, but it is very important to respect private property when fishing in the area.