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About Brazos


Unquestionably one of Northern New Mexico's finest fly fishing and elk hunting ranches, the Brazos River Lodge spreads over nearly 5,000 acres of pristine high country southwest of Antonito, Colorado. Fly fishers and hunters looking for a quality experience in a wilderness setting will be impressed with what this unique New Northern Mexico ranch offers.

Set among aspen and spruce forests interspersed with flower-laden meadows, the Brazos River Lodge is a true mountain ranch, where the mornings are crisp and the summer days are perfect. Elevations range from 9,000 to 10,000 feet, and abundant winter snows and summer thunderstorms keep the land well watered. Careful stewardship of the land, lakes and streams has made this property an ideal wilderness retreat for both trout and trophy caliber big game.

The centerpiece of this New Northern Mexico ranch is the lovely Brazos River, which flows gently through grassy meadows for more than  three miles. Rainbows, cutthroats, cuttbows, brookies and browns thrive in this alpine stream, many reaching 16 to 25inches. Dry fly fishing is especially productive, so fishing here in the prime summer months is the stuff of angling dreams. In addition to the Brazos, several miles of tributaries hold abundant wild brook trout, and are excellent for fast action on the fly.

Complementing the phenomenal fishing on the Brazos River Lodge is its amazing elk hunting, and the ranch has a reputation for trophies. In recent years, hunters here have enjoyed a 90% success rate on 5x5 or better bull elk. As it adjoins the Carson National Forest, the ranch offers plenty of room to roam. Although bull elk are the primary draw, hunting is also excellent for mule deer, black bear, mountain lion and blue grouse.

Long operated as a wilderness lodge, the ranch boasts a brand new 8 bedroom lodge to meet the needs of serious hunters and anglers. A well-equipped dining lodge is the hub of the ranch.

Having established a well-deserved reputation for exceptional-quality fly fishing and hunting, the Brazos River Lodge is ideally positioned to thrill anglers and hunters for decades to come.