San Juan River Quality Waters Trails

The 4.25 miles (6.84 km) of San Juan River just below Navajo Dam/Lake is among the most hallowed trout fishing waters in North America and is ranked a USA Top-10 Fly Fishing Destination. It also provides several nice hiking paths along the river and into Simon Canyon.

Vehicle parking is available at several of the day use areas along NM Hwy 511 (road to dam) or County Road 4280 on the north side of the river. Camping is available at the Cottonwood Campground off of County Road 4280 or at Navajo State Park north of the marina. Read the posted signage, and please pack out what you pack in.
Trail Name Difficulty Distance Elev. Gain
1. BOR - Texas Hole Trail Easy 2.2 mi / 3.4 km <50 ft
2. Texas Hole - Munoz Trail Easy 2.6 mi / 4.4 km <50 ft
3. Munoz - Simon Point Trail Easy 2.0 mi / 3.0 km <50 ft
4. Simon Point - Crusher Hole Trail Easy 2.0 mi / 3.2 km <50 ft
5. Simon Canyon Trail Moderate 1.6 mi / 2.6 km 100 ft
6. North San Juan River Trail Easy 3.4 mi / 5.4 km <50 ft
Simon River Trails
San Juan River Trails Map and Info (PDF 842 KB)
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San Juan River
San Juan River along Texas Hole Trail.
San Juan River
San Juan River along Texas Hole Trail.
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San Juan River along North River Trail.
San Juan River
San Juan River along North River Trail.
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Rock Island Window Arch along North River Trail.
Simon Canyon
Simon Pueblito on Simon Canyon Trail.
Photos by EMKotyk