Animas River

The Animas River flows directly through the town of Durango and is the home waters to local anglers. Fishing on the Animas is rewarding due to the high number of trophy sized fish. Having an abundance of sculpin, caddis, stoneflies, and midges offers anglers many different approaches and learning moments to catch these fish.

Animas River Trip Options

We offer Animas Valley Floats (full day only) from April-May and August-October. Crystal Clear water and deep holes this section offers great opportunity for streamer fishing and dry dropper fishing. Later in the season the BWO and hopper fishing can be fantastic. More often than not, you will have the river to yourself due to the fact it is private.

Half day floats typically take place in town. Big boulders, fast runs, and aggressive fish is the best way to describe this section. From 32nd st. down to 9th street is a great half day. This section of river is home to many large brown and rainbow trout that when hooked, put on a rodeo.

Full Day Float $650
Half Day Float $500
Full Day Wade $600 (Winter $500)
Half Day Wade $400 (Winter $300)

Winter Months: Dec 1st- March 1st

All Full Day floats have lunch/drinks included.
All gear is provided unless people want to use their own.

What you need to bring for an Animas River guide trip:

  • Sun Glasses 
  • Hat
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Proper clothing for expected weather
  • Fishing License (for Colorado purchase here)

What to Expect

Meet up with your guide at a predetermined location anywhere from 6:30-8:00 depending on your float. Fish until about 12:00-2:00 and stop for lunch. We take 8 hour full days so depending on when you started you may get off at 4:00 or you may get off at 6:00. We will plan so that it works out for everyone. Come enjoy a day on the Animas River with Cut Bank Outfitters! Click HERE to book your trip or call (970)-481-4052