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Cimarroncita Historic Ranch Retreat

The Dream Water of the Cimarron River at Cimarroncita offers some of the finest fly fishing in the Southwest with one of the healthiest dominant wild brown trout populations in New Mexico. Our 1.8 mile stretch of the Dream Water offers a variety of environments to both beginner and advanced anglers. This sinuous stretch with the shade of alders, ponderosa pine and cottonwood trees averages ten to fifteen feet wide and one to three feet deep at normal flows and offers a full list of prime river characteristics, fast riffles, deep runs, bend pools, undercut banks, a spring creek tributary, fast and slow channels and pockets. Guided novice and experienced anglers have exhilarating days on the river, enjoying our heritage lodging and delicious meals and waking to the promise of a full day of a peaceful and private adventure on the river. Take a second to see a recent article written about Cimarroncitas Dream Waters:\n\nCimarroncita's heritage lodging and dining facilities enliven the historic buildings constructed in 1908 as the wilderness resort of the St. Louis, Rocky Mountain and Pacific railway line. Laguna Lodge and Isleta Cabin serve as the primary sleeping quarters; Frijoles contains the dining room, lobby, library and porches. Other facilities include the Kiva with its large dance studio and arts and crafts workshop, the Trading Post Park and Trading Post, the River Cabin, outdoor sites along the Cimarron River, as well as back country field camp sites.\n\nCimarroncita's history is filled with high country adventure. The geology of this valley of the Sange de Cristo range of the Southern Rocky Mountains fascinates the expert and intrigues the novice. Nature offers up its spectacular summer show of wildflowers, its wide range of diverse wildlife, and the exhilaration of panoramic views from high mountain meadows.