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Motel & Fly Shop, Inc.
P.O. Box 6428
Navajo Dam, NM 87419
the Greatest Fly Fishermen in the world meet. SINCE 1958
owned and operated business, established by Abe & Patsy Chavez,
pioneers of the San Juan River. We are an Orvis Dealer
featuring a full service fly shop that fills ALL angling needs
including fishing licenses. The helpful & friendly
staff fishes the river and shares up to the minute fishing information
and river conditions. The San Juan River has constant water
temperature offering year round fishing unequalled in the US. Hefty
Rainbows, Browns and Cutthroats are common. We are Open sunup to
sundown, 364 days of the year. Great restaurant & lounge. We
have an RV Park-with full hookups, handy Grocery store, Gas Station,
and Boat Storage Facilities too.
Anglers' favorite lodging facility on the San Juan River.
Comfortable rooms with convenient housekeeping amenities within walking
distance of river & hungry trout! The rooms are
spacious and most include 2 double beds and a kitchenette.
El Pescador Restaurant is open early for a hearty breakfast before
heading to the fabulous San Juan. Full menu, specializing in New
Mexican Cuisine, plus other delicious entrées, steaks,
burgers & daily specials. Picnic lunches are available for
daylong fishing. We can accommodate special fly fishing clubs
&/or group needs.
Service: Born-n-Raised on the San Juan River, Inc. Guide
Service. Since 1986. Tim Chavez, Outfitter for
Born-n-Raised, Inc. was in fact, born & raised on the San Juan
River & fished it since he was a kid. Featuring full
day wade &/or float trips in McKenzie river dories.
Includes helpful fly-fishing tips & techniques, aquatic life
information and knowledge of ideal areas to access on your own.
Provides many fond memories of one of the top ten trout rivers in the
world. Easily accommodates one-on-one instruction or grand
fishing groups with the largest guiding staff on the San
Juan. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced
fly-fisher, you can be sure our skilled and hospitable guides will
personalize your fly-fishing adventure on the San Juan.
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Lodge & Resolution Guide Service
P/O Box 6488
Navajo Dam, NM 87419
and Resolution Guide Service owned and
operated by Steve Gill and is located on the banks of the San Juan
River, just downstream from the town of Navajo Dam, New Mexico. We are
the only lodge on the banks of the river in the public water
area. From our lodge you can walk out the back gate and have
access to over 6 miles of the San Juan River with uninterrupted access
and no rod fees. What could be better than a little dry fly action out
your back door after a memorable dinner? We are also the only lodge in
the area offering an extensive choice of other rivers and creeks in the
area to fish as well as Navajo Lake for bass, pike and carp. We are the
only lodge in the area to have a professionally trained Chef on
property. Put all this together with one of the most experienced guide
staffs on the river and you'll see why we are the only call you want to
LODGING: One of
the newest lodges on the banks of the San Juan River and completely
re-done in Jan '03. We offer wonderful accommodations, each suite has
two bedrooms, private bath, couches and recliner chairs, satellite
television, dry bar, minifridge and in-room phones. Each suite sleeps
four people very comfortably, they are easily the nicest rooms on the
Quail quesadilla w/ fontana, camembert and grilled peach salsa
Baby greens w/warm wild mushrooms and 4 herb vinaigrette Poached
chicken breast stuffed with spinach and goat cheese w/ a light saffron
sauce accompanied by roasted butternut squash risotto and seasonal
vegetable Chocolate bread pudding w/cream anglaise
Hand tossed baby pizza w/caramelized onions and
brie Mixed wild greens w/tequila and chili smoked pacific salmon and
strawberry vinaigrette Hand cut rib eye w/sauce béarnaise,
whipped Yukon gold potatoes and a grilled vegetable tart Flourless
chocolate ganache cake w/port wine infused chantilly cream
Why do we put such an emphasis on our food?
Simple, no one else does and because the fishing is just part of your
over all experience!
GUIDE SERVICE: We
offer some of the rivers top guides! Our guides are all full time river
guides, what that means to you is you'll get the benefits of fishing
with a guide that fishes local waters 200+ days a year. We offer guided
float and wade trip on the San Juan and lower San Juan. We are also the
only lodge in the area with permits in Colorado to guide on 9 other
rivers and creeks. We also have the only full time guide that is a
licensed US Coast Guard Captain offering guided fishing on Navajo Lake
for bass, pike and carp. Day trips to other area rivers and creeks, a
chance to hit the lake for topwater bass and pike action, all are just
a few of your choices as a change of pace from there main attraction,
the San Juan. Great guides, most river choices, best meals, stream side
lodging - pick up the phone for one stop shopping!
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San Juan River Lodge
on the San Juan River.
Hwy 173 | View
Navajo Dam, NM 8741
Taylor, owner of Fisheads
Guide Service, has recently
purchased Rizuto’s San Juan River Lodge in the center of the
town of Navajo Dam. Those of you who have fished with Fisheads Guide
Service know the quality and the eagerness to please that has made
Fisheads the premier guide service on the San Juan river. That same
quality and service is now available in lodging on the river.
Fisheads San Juan River Lodge has eight rooms that will accommodate up
to eighteen people. Each room has been remodeled, and all of them have
32” flat screenTV’s with Direct TV satellite
access, microwave ovens, refrigerators and WiFi access. All of the
bedding is new as are the pillows. Pride is evident everywhere in the
cleanliness and upkeep of each room.
on line soon will be an accommodation called
“Chuck’s Place” which is a four bedroom
house. The house has a master suite with its own bath, two bedrooms
with queen size beds and one bedroom with a double bed. There is also
another full bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen, washer and dryer and a
living room with a futon and a 42” flat screen TV. As with
all of the accommodations, Chuck’s Place is fully air
conditioned. This will be perfect for families, and small groups that
want to stay together.
Also at the Fisheads San Juan River Lodge is an endorsed fully equipped
ORVIS fly shop. In the fly shop, we offer the full line of ORVIS
equipment and accessories. With a minimum $50.00 order, anything you
order from us will be shipped to you for free. The fly selection we
offer at the shop is second to none on the San Juan. They are custom
tied flies specifically for the San Juan and its unique hatches. You
can also get up to date information on the river and its hatches so you
know what bugs are hatching and what flies are working as soon as you
get here. No wasting time trying to figure out what’s going
on your first day. Start right off with the correct flies and catching
those famous San Juan River trout. You will find our staff very
knowledgeable and eager to help and share their experience and
knowledge of the river.
By the end of July, we will have our restaurant, “The
Backcast Cafe” open
for your dining pleasure. The restaurant will bring great food prepared
by Chef Josh Mesker, a graduate of Johnson Wales Culinary School, to
the town of Navajo Dam. Josh will be offering fine dining as well as
lighter fare to satiate your appetite after a great day of fishing on
the river. Until the restaurant opens, we are within easy walking
distance of the two restaurants in the town of Navajo Dam.
Fisheads Guide Service, the only ORVIS Endorsed guide service on the
San Juan river, received the Orvis Endorsed Guide Service of the Year
award for the year of 2008. This prestigious award is given to only one
guide service in the entire country each year, and is earned by
outstanding effort and the resultant customer satisfaction in every
aspect of guiding fly fisherman and
women. For complete information on Fisheads Guide Service go to www.fisheadsofthesanjuan.com
further information on any of the facets of the Fisheads
San Juan River Lodge, please
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Eagle Lodge LLC
P.O. Box 6340
Navajo Dam, NM 87419
Lodge is the San Juan’s
only river front lodge. We provide
first class accommodations, outstanding meal services, conference
rooms, a fly
shop, guide service, and private river access to nearly 2 miles of the
famous San Juan River.
with us at Soaring Eagle Lodge and let us help make your trip a truly
& Dinning: Our Guest House Suites conveniently
accommodate the most serious angler. The San
Juan River is almost within casting distance of our
cabins. Each guesthouse has wader racks and rod racks, both
outdoor. The cabins also have Satellite TV, telephones,
full size refrigerators, microwaves, cups and drink tumblers, dishes,
chairs, patio with patio furniture... and a beautiful view of the San Juan River. For your convenience we
first class restaurant and conference center game room. We offer
fantastic meal service with delicious, gourmet dining, prepared by culinary degreed Chefs. We
serve breakfast and dinner daily and a shore lunch will be provided for
day on the river by your guide.
Shop: We have a full line fly shop on the premises for your
We carry major brands such as Sage & Winston rods, Ross, Hatch
reels. We also have all the technical clothing you will need to
your experience, offering Simms, Patagonia
more. We off course have all the killer fly patterns hand tied by
guides. You may also obtain your New Mexico fishing license right in
our fly shop. We,
also have rod, reel and wader rentals available for your convenience.
Service: Soaring Eagle Outfitters, Inc. has a world class guide
The guides have been selected on fishing ethics, river knowledge and
The guides are CPR and First Aid certified, and are highly experienced. Soaring Eagle requires all their guides have
at least 10 year experience fishing the San Juan before service is contracted
to ensure you fish
with the best! We may also arrange for
your convenience guided fishing on Navajo
Lake or other
rivers in Southwest Colorado.
Fish, Not People: Soaring Eagle Lodge has special access
waterfront privileges to approximately 2 miles of the San Juan River. This is not in the
“public” section of the river
but truly private… the fish in this area are primitive and
brown trout are not uncommon in this section of the river. We
fishing to 6 lucky angler per day. Restriction on the ranch
with solitude so you don't have to fight the crowds of this world class
but prior reservation is required.
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