Rio Penasco

Artesia, New Mexico 88211

Rio Penasco

Rio Penasco Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The Peñasco is a world-class spring creek tucked away in an obscure corner of southeastern New Mexico—east of Mayhill between the towns of Elk and Hope. At an elevation of 5,500' feet it fishes 365 days a year!

All of the Peñasco is private, but there are two fishing clubs and one stretch of water is available to members of the Mesilla Valley Fly Fishers. Types of Fish: Rainbow and brown trout, 10–20". 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."

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