The Four Corners region is home to endless recreational possibilities, including waters for the fishing trip of a lifetime. The region is home to fishing holes of all kinds and holds plenty of adventures waiting to be explored. While the San Juan River tops the "must fish" list, the Four Corners has numerous lakes, each providing a unique and memorable adventure. But for those who are not the avid angular, do not be dismayed, many of these lakes cater to the boating enthusiast as well as the wildlife viewing for those seeking to glimpse a rare bald eagle or nesting heron. In addition, many of the lakes offer back country trails and camping opportunities to be one with nature.
The Animas River is a great destination for relaxing rafting and kayaking. Enjoy a float down this river from Durango, Colorado through Aztec, New Mexico and onto Farmington where the Animas River meets with the San Juan River.
Nourished by the Pine and San Juan rivers, Navajo Lake is 25 miles long with more than 200 camping and picnic sites, two improved boat ramps and a marina. Recreation includes boating, sailing and other water sports, plus trophy fishing for brown, rainbow, and cutthroat trout, largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, channel catfish and Kokanee salmon.
Flowing from Navajo Lake, the lower San Juan River is ranked among America's top-10 trout fishing waters. A 4.5-mile, nutrient-rich section below Navajo Dam is so spectacular for fishing that it has earned "Quality Waters" designation. (Special angling regulations are in effect.) Attracting sports enthusiasts the world over, the river further compels with multi-hued sandstone canyons and desert vistas.