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Red River

17.4 Miles to Village of Red River Fishing, 35.2 Miles to Red River Hatchery

17 Miles from Eagle Nest, NM. You can find the Red River and four different species of Trout. This natural, crystal clear flowing river offers Cutthroat Trout, Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout, and Brown Trout. Starting at over 10,850 ft, fed by snow melt and natural springs, the Red River travels for 18 miles and pours into the famous Rio Grande River. Chose to fish above 9,000 ft to find an abundance of Cutthroat and Brook Trout with bright vibrant colors. At the other end Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout populate the lower section in larger numbers.  Near The Red River Hatchery, North of Taos NM, the river multiplies in size, and so do the size of the fish.. With a bigger environment, and bigger hatches, these fish have the recipe to grow over 20 inches long. With an opportunity and options to hike, a mile or two doesn't seem so far if you could have an opportunity to catch a trophy trout! Fly fishing  offers an advantage in these clear waters because of up stream fishing techniques.

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