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Beautiful canyon

Great hiking and fishing. Still a lot of fire scars, but that will get better with time. And, it... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
F Darrell Y
Several hiking and stopping places along this small river

While driving to Cimarron, we had the chance to stop at several places along the river, both for... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2017
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Reviewed December 27, 2014

One of the mot scenic canyons and fisheries in the country. The public use portion of the Cimarron River Canyon runs for 8 miles from the Tolby campground on U.S. Hwy 64 East just below Eagle Nest, NM and terminates at the Village of Ute Park, NM own canyon. The 8 mile public portion is a NM State Park. Just below the Tolby campground you will find the "Special Trout Waters" that runs for the next mile and a half. Single barbless, no bait area and one fish only, 16" or better. You must have a daily $5 parking pass to park in the state park areas. An annual pass at $40 is available from the Park Rangers office. You can camp and RV. The Cimarron River is a tailwater off the Eagle Nest Dam. The fish include Browns, Rainbows, Cuttbows, Brookies. May through October produces some of the best dry fly fishing. The local fly shop and guide service Dos Amigos Anglers in Eagle Nest, NM can provide daily updates on water flows, fishing conditions and the best flies.

Date of experience: December 2014
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Reviewed August 14, 2014

Have fished this river twice. The latest time 10 Aug 2014. It is a small river about ten to fifteen feet wide, one to three feet deep and heavily overgrown in most places. Also, full of dead timber. Very tough to fish. See where some have caught great fish, but wonder if they had a guide and fished private waters?

Date of experience: August 2014
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Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

I visited Cimmaron and Eagle's Nest every singer growing up. It's so beautiful! The locals are nice. The town of Eagle's Nest has grown a little, but not enough to detract from the landscape. They have a wonderful Subway, great fishing, fun ships, and lots of local decor!!

Date of experience: June 2013
Thank SheaShack
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

Lovely spot to sit and relax! Watch the fish in the water. Fish if you like. Be sure to have a New Mexico Day Use Pass if you're in the state park area. (Big fine if you don't.)

Date of experience: July 2013
Thank J H
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

I have fished several times with Doc Thompson and Spencer Seim. Not only are both individuals known world wide for their angling prowess, they are excellent individuals. Both have a tremendous amount of knowledge about the history of the area, and run a really professional outfitting service. If you want the true southwest fly fishing experience, don't waste your time fishing with anyone else. These guys are the best out there.

Date of experience: July 2013
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