All-inclusive fly fishing packages

with Land of Enchantment Guides

Guided fly fishing trips at the best private ranches and public waters in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado.

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FLy Fishing Packages Include

  • Expertly guided fly fishing at a wide variety of rivers, streams, and lakes on both private and public water
  • All the fly fishing gear you will need (fly rods & reels, wading gear, custom tied flies, tippet and leaders, etc.) is provided at no additional cost
  • Meals prepared by our chefs (breakfast and dinner in the cabin and a picnic lunch at the fishing locations)
  • Lodging in one of Corkins Lodge’s ten well-appointed cabins

Packages & Rate Details:

Longer custom trips are also available. Please feel free to contact Land of Enchantment Guides for details.

Contact Land of Enchantment Guides to book:
Call: 505-629-5688

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Land of Enchantment Guides

Land of Enchantment Guides is the premier fly fishing outfitter and guide service in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. All of their guides have many years of experience fishing and guiding anglers on the area’s best waters. They always strive to take guests to fishing locations, offering the optimum chances of catching fish. The guides can also train you on different fly fishing skills and techniques. First and foremost, they believe that fly fishing is all about having fun and enjoying a day on a beautiful stream, river, or lake.

Land of Enchantment is an Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Outfitter
The Orvis endorsement ensures that you will encounter unparalleled service, respect for natural resources, and an experienced, professional fly fishing guide and staff.

Man in waders in the lower Brazos River from Land of Enchantment Fly Fishing Guides

Exclusive Private Fishing Ranch Access & Public Waters for the Fly Fishing Packages

Along with the terrific public water options, Land of Enchantment has exclusive access to some of the very best private rivers in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. Here are some of the places you could visit on your fly fishing trip.

Brazos River at Corkins Lodge

Located at the end of the road that runs up the Brazos River and directly under the Brazos cliffs, Corkins offers anglers the most accessible access to the upper part of this fantastic stretch of water. The further up-river you go, the wilder it gets as there is no road access beyond Corkins. This section of the river is primarily pocket water with deep pools and runs that hold impressive numbers of wild rainbows and browns. The fishing is good throughout spring, summer, and fall, with June through early November typically being the best months. Smaller mayfly and stonefly nymphs always work, but dry fly fishing is some of the best in our area in the summer and fall. We have had days here where all you need is a small hopper or caddis pattern to land incredible numbers of fish on the surface. In the fall, the brown trout fishing turns on, and there is a good chance of landing a few natural beauties on any given day. The spectacular views offer the quintessential Rocky Mountain fly fishing experience.



Land of Enchantment Guides works with four smaller, private fly fishing ranches on the Conejos River with excellent fly fishing. Though these properties only have shorter reaches of the river, they are full of very large trout, with many in the 20+ inch range. These spots offer effortless access and wading and the possibility of using all manner of gear types; dry flies, nymphs, and streamers all work well in these locations. For those who might like to fish in a lake and possibly fish from a drift boat, we go to a high-altitude reservoir in the Trujillo Meadows. Another beautiful spot, just across the state line from Chama, is the meadow stretch of the upper Los Pinos. This smaller river flows through an absolutely gorgeous alpine meadow and supports a substantial population of wild browns and rainbows. It can be a dry fly angler’s paradise from mid-summer into the fall. During this time of year, you can fish a single hopper or dry fly and have great top-water action all day.


There are many spots to fish, including the Chama, the Brazos, and the Los Piños rivers. Depending on the best fishing spots, we may go to several places within a short drive from the ranch.

The Chama River is probably one of the West’s most undiscovered and diverse trout waters. Starting in the mountains on the Colorado border, it flows as a freestone stream for many miles through high mountain forests and meadows. Below El Vado reservoir, it runs for over thirty miles through rugged, multi-colored sandstone canyons and rough terrain with limited access. Six miles of this section pass through the 50,000-acre Chama River Canyon Wilderness area. All the sections of the Chama have good populations of large wild browns and rainbows (the state record brown trout was caught in the river below El Vado). The other nice thing about the Chama is that, because it is so diverse, there is almost always a section that is fishing well. Because most of the river is remote, you will usually see lots of wildlife, the scenery is unrivaled, and the fishing can be outstanding. The Chama River is truly a “wild river,” offering an unforgettable fishing experience.

The public section of the Brazos just downstream from Corkins offers us approximately 3 to 4 miles of the river. This reach provides good fishing for wild browns, stocked rainbows, and incredible views of the Brazos cliffs. Because this part of the Brazos is near its confluence with the Chama, we can often fish both rivers in a day. There is excellent terrestrial and dry fly fishing in the summer into the early fall, with a hopper-dropper rig being the way to go.


The “Juan” is a fishery everyone should experience. It is world-renowned as one of the greatest tailwater trout fisheries. In the top 4 miles of river below the dam, there are over 20,000 fish per mile, averaging 17 inches long; you couldn’t ask for more. Most of the fish are rainbows, but the population of browns seems to be increasing. This is primarily a small fly fishery with sizes #22 to #26 midges on a light tippet, which is the standard setup. Hooking and landing a large fish on this type of gear is quite a thrill. The river is big by New Mexico standards but very easy to wade, and long casts are usually unnecessary, with the density of fish being so great. The San Juan is about a 1½ hour drive from the Corkins, making it a very doable day trip.


Located on the upper reaches of the Navajo River just across the border into southern Colorado, these spots are one of the prettiest stretches of private water we work on. With close to 6 miles of river in two different locations, a day on these two ranches offers incredible diversity. The Navajo River has a healthy population of rainbows and browns to be caught on streamers, nymphs, and especially dry flies. From mid-summer into early fall large grasshopper and terrestrial dry flies often induce crashing hits on the surface from the bigger fish. The wading is easy on these stretches of the river; both ranches have great pools and lots of deep runs and riffles.


The Canones Creek Ranch is a fantastic, 1½ mile private stretch of the Chama River located just south of town. Having almost two miles of river, excellent stream improvements, and two small ponds, it is indeed the charm of the Chama Valley. This ranch is in the freestone section of the river, so it has good hatches from the end of snowmelt well into the fall – dry fly fishing is always a great option here. Over our years of guiding this property, we have had excellent dry-dropper fishing, nymphing, and great success stripping streamers in the deeper pools of the river. It is easy to wade and maneuver here with a footbridge in the middle of the property, enabling anglers to access both sides of the river, even at higher flows. Near the bridge, next to one of the ponds, there is a covered “pavilion” to sit under and get out of the sun while eating lunch or gearing up for a day of fishing. The ponds on the ranch hold some healthy fish that lurk in the depths, waiting to slam a streamer or cruise the edges, looking to eat an errant hopper. It is a fun combination to fish both the lakes and the river on the same day.

Fishing Photos

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