Piedra River

Chimney Rock, Colorado 81127

Piedra River

Piedra River Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The Piedra (stone in Spanish) is located about as far south in Colorado as one can go. It flows south out of the San Juan Mountains and joins the San Juan River to form Navajo Lake. It offers some forty miles of exceptionally beautiful wild trout fly fishing with lots of pools, riffles and slow-moving sections. Portions of this thirty-foot-wide freestone stream have been considered for designation and protection as a Wild and Scenic River.

Types of Fish: Brown and rainbow trout, some exceptionally large. This eTrail covers the "where, when, and how" to fish in this region. You'll get a full-page map and information on the known hatches, suggested equipment to bring, and the best flies to use."

Piedra River Trip Reports

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OK fishing during a nice caddis hatch, but the river might be cursed; my 4 wt broke while casting, the felt on both my boots came unglued, and my friend lost his balance, loaded his waders with water, and broke his rod too!

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Trail Information

Chimney Rock
Nearby City
Several options
Trail Type
Open year-round, best July through September
Season & Limits

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