New Mexico fly fishing property: Unquestionably one of New Mexico’s finest fly fishing and elk hunting ranches, the Brazos River Ranch spreads over 4097 acres of pristine high country southwest of Antonito, Colorado. Fly fishers and hunters looking for a quality experience in a wilderness setting will be impressed with what this unique New Mexico ranch offers.
Set among aspen and spruce forests interspersed with flower-laden meadows, the Brazos River Ranch is a true mountain ranch, where the mornings are crisp and the summer days are perfect. Elevations range from 9000 to 10,000 feet, and abundant winter snows and summer thunderstorms keep the land well watered. Careful stewardship of the land and streams has made this property an ideal wilderness retreat for both trout and big game.
The centerpiece of this New Mexico ranch for sale is the lovely Brazos River, which flows gently through grassy meadows for more than two miles. Rainbows, cutthroats, cuttbows, brookies and browns thrive in this alpine stream, many reaching 16 to 22 inches. Dry fly fishing is especially productive, so fishing here in the prime summer months is the stuff of angling dreams. In addition to the Brazos, several miles of tributaries hold abundant wild brook trout, and are excellent for fast action on the fly.