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There’s plenty of fishing in this area of Colorado.
Here’s several different local spots to whet your appetite!
The Conejos River is a ninety plus mile long river located in south central Colorado. Rated one of the finest trout streams in Colorado it is relatively unknown to anglers outside Colorado; it’s wild trout are plentiful and it’s tributaries offer many miles of secluded water. A tributary of the Rio Grande River, flyfishing the Conejos River is as good as fly fishing gets, anywhere. You can literally leave your cabin or RV site on foot and have your line in the water in just a few minutes.
The source of the Rio De Los Pinos in Colorado is located in the Rio Grande National Forest off Highway 17 about 32 miles southwest of Twin Rivers Cabins & RV Park. Great trout fishing for the entire family.
There’s two ways to easily access the Los Pinos. You can start up at the top on the Cumbres Pass as it flows into and out of Trujillo Meadows Reservoir or you can drive south about 15 minutes from twin Rivers Cabins & RV park and go into New Mexico and be fishing it in no time. Great for Browns, Rainbows, and Brookies!
Platoro Reservoir is 990 surface acres in size, at an elevation of 10,000 feet. Fishing is for brown, rainbow and brook trout. The reservoir is open to large and small motorized and non-motorized boats. There is a boat ramp at the northeast end of the reservoir, near the dam. It’s about 30 miles from Twin Rivers Cabins & RV park, a nice day trip for fishing!
Terrace Reservoir is located about 30 miles west of la Jara, CO, So it’s about an hour drive from Twin Rivers Cabins & Rv Park but well worth it. Great trout fishing in both the reservoir and the Alamosa River which flow both into and out of it. Elevation 8500 ft.
is located about 30 miles west of La Jara, Colorado at about 10,000 ft. of elevation. During high water, the fishing can be really good. You can also fish La Jara Creek, which flows out of it, for some really nice trout.
There are many other high mountain lakes and streams in the area. Many require quite a hike to reach them and some folks bring horses. if you’re so inclined, we can board your horses, too!
Ed Engle, one of Colorado’s best known fishing writers, talks about the Conejos River in reverent tones. Read about his experience revisiting the Conejos River. He says it’s a better fishery today than it was years ago.
As well, Jesse Millen-Johnson, writer with the Durango Herald News wrote a piece in 2016 about Flyfishing the Conejos River. It’s definitely worth a read.
The Conejos River is providing excellent fishing for wild brown and rainbow trout. Prolific hatches of stoneflies, caddisflies and mayflies occur from May through July. Best fishing follows snow runoff in late June and July. Special regulations apply to two stretches.
The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad is a guest favorite. This is America’s most spectacular, longest, highest, narrow gauge steam railroad still operating. The train will take you on a true adventure back in time as it meanders through 64 miles of awesome peaks and valleys of the scenic Rockies. The train passes through tunnels, gorges and breathtaking vistas.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church is the oldest parish in Colorado. Meeting in a temporary space in 1856, the parish designation was granted in 1859. Construction of the original church commenced in 1863 and was completed in 1866. Though the exterior was renovated between 1879 and 1881, Theatine priests updated the interior and added stained glass windows in 1921. On Ash Wednesday of 1926 an electrical fire destroyed the church, leaving walls and towers. The adobe towers were razed in 1948 and replac
ano’s Castle rises out of an otherwise unremarkable neighborhood of homes. Its silver walls are blinding in the Colorado sunlight, its five separate structures have all been enlarged upward: a house, a garage, a shed, and whatever lies at the base of its two soaring towers.
Scrap aluminum gives the castle its dazzle: wire, hubcaps, grills, screen doors, window casements. Bicycle reflectors add notes of color. Countless beer cans, carefully cut apart, predominate. The tops and bottoms are nailed to the walls in repeating patterns; the middles have been turned inside-out and hammered flat to create aluminum siding.
Oldest church in Colorado, Our Lady of Guadalupe in Conejos, Colorado
Recommended day trips are San Luis Valley area attractions within an hour or so from Twin Rivers Cabins & RV Park.
The tallest dunes in North America are the centerpiece in a diverse landscape of grasslands, wetlands, conifer and aspen forests, alpine lakes, and tundra. Experience this diversity through hiking, sand sledding, splashing in Medano Creek, wildlife watching, and more! Kids absolutely love playing in the biggest ‘sandbox’ in the USA. The visitor center at the park offers a host of unique displays about how the dunes were formed as well as interactive educational interpretive displays kids and adults can play with together.
In San Luis, Colorado, is the oldest continually inhabited town. San Luis has an exceptional tourist attraction, the Stations of the Cross Shrine. These sculptors are ¾ to life size bronze statues of the 15 stations of the cross with the Resurrection being the 15th.
The Shrine is located on a mesa (flat top mountain) in the center of San Luis where parishioners have recreated their own Calvary. The Shrine of the Stations of the Cross was built as an act of faith and love by parishioners of the Sangre de Cristo Parish in San Luis, Colorado. They wanted a place of prayer and solace that is open to members of all faiths and good will, hoping that those visiting will find consolation and peace in their lives.
The Colorado Gator Farm is one of Alamosa’s most unique attractions. Utilizing warm geothermal waters of the valley’s aquifer, the owners decided to start their very own tilapia farm in 1977. Instead of throwing away the dead fish, in 1987 they bought 100 baby alligators to take care of the fish remains naturally. These baby alligators grew fast in the warm, geothermal waters and locals started asking if they could see them. The Gator Farm opened to the public in 1990, showcasing their tilapia ponds and then enormous alligators.
Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge is located in the San Luis Valley, a high mountain basin located in south-central Colorado. It’s one of three national wildlife refuges in the San Luis Valley that provides crucial feeding, resting, and breeding habitat for over 200 bird species and other wildlife. Alamosa and Monte Vista Refuges are located at the south-central end of the Valley and Baca Refuge is located at the north end.
The Valley, sitting at 7,800 feet, extends more than 100 miles from north to south and 50 miles from east to west. Three mountain ranges surround the Valley – the Sangre de Christo to the east, the San Juan to the west, and the Saguache to the north. At sunset, the highest peaks of the Sangre de Christo range take on a blood red glow which inspired the Spanish explorers to name them after the “Blood of Christ.”
Pike’s Stockade is a designated National Historic Landmark, owned and operated by the Colorado Historical Society, State of Colorado. It is the site where explorer Lt. Zebulon Montgomery Pike constructed a stockade (fortification) to protect his exploration soldiers from the harsh winter elements of the San Luis Valley in Colorado. The stockade was constructed in 1807, on territory claimed by the Spanish government. Pike encountered Spanish dragoons and was captured and escorted to Chihuahua, New Spain (now Mexico). During the year of his confinement, Pike kept a secret journal, which he published soon after his release. The journals served as a blueprint for further exploration and eventual takeover of the Southwest by the United States.
Taos, New Mexico, was one of the first art colonies in the United States, and for good reason. The technicolor landscape surrounding this city, located on a mesa at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, inspired the likes of Georgia O’Keeffe, Robert Henri, Ernest Blumenschein and Bert Phillips. Taos is quite small, with a population of 5,700, but it packs a huge artistic and cultural punch.
At 565 feet high with a 600-foot span, the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge is one of America’s highest and most famous bridges. It’s right on route 64 crossing the Rio Grande near Taos, New Mexico. Completed in 1965, it is a superb example of a well proportioned cantilever truss bridge with an attractive, curvilinear profile. The bridge received the American Institute of Steel Construction’s award for “Most Beautiful Long Span Steel Bridge” of 1966. In 1997 it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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