Soaring Eagle Lodge

Fly Fish the Famous San Juan River



Soaring Eagle Lodge is tucked behind a mesa on the southern bank of the world-famous San Juan River, three miles downriver of the village of Navajo Dam, New Mexico. The closest Interstate is 150 miles away, so driving here will involve a few two-lane roadways of enchanting views and wildlife. From the Durango-La Plata County (DRO) airport in Colorado, the Lodge is about an hour’s drive. A smaller airport (FRM) is in Farmington, NM about 35 minutes away and the Sunport (ABQ) in Albuquerque, NM is a three-hour drive once you are in that rental car. Please coordinate your travel times to include arriving for our evening dinners at 7 pm sharp, as well as to include time for your departing breakfast at 7 am.

Soaring Eagle Lodge is the premier riverside fly fishing lodge accommodating to the refined fly-fishing experience on the San Juan River. Our booking packages include your fully appointed and charming cabin, Chef prepared lodge meals – the popular breakfast buffet, our signature hospitality hour, and of course the famous evening three-course dinners. Along with the best guides around providing expert advice on fishing to wild big browns and the infamous rainbows of the San Juan, a riverbank lunch, and even instructional tips when requested.


Contact Front Range Anglers Adventure Travel Manager Rob Kolanda or Adventure Travel Coordinator John Brown for additional information and to BOOK!

When you BOOK with FRA Adventure Travel you never pay more for our services as we work for YOU and the Lodge!.



The Fishing

Fishing the San Juan
Most fishing occurs in the Quality Waters of the San Juan, these waters begin just below Navajo Lake’s spillway and flow nearly 4 river miles. A section of ‘bait waters’ continues downriver along the Cottonwood Campgrounds and the Village, thereafter the San Juan becomes private waters. Soaring Eagle Lodge is located downriver along these private waters, allowing us to float, anchor and wade two river miles of the San Juan. In the Quality Waters, it is generally preferred to float in a drift boat. The San Juan’s legendary trout take tiny flies on light tippet, quickly putting your rod control on notice. Floating allows a guide to dance the boat and you with that mythical fish allowing the fight to play in your favor, whereas the same hookup from the static wading position, gives the trout the advantage in challenging that light tippet.


Lodge Details
Each of our "angler friendly" accommodations are located within casting distance of the San Juan, offering incredible views of the river. Each cabin is equipped with satellite television, kitchenettes with full-size refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot, dishes, utensils, redwood patio furniture, and indoor, as well as outdoor, rod and wader racks.

As the San Juan River’s only restaurant with two professional chefs; Soaring Eagle Lodge provides an experience that sets them apart from other accommodations. Their cuisine has distinctive American regional flavors incorporating continental techniques. They offer first-rate meals year round that are certain to exceed expectations.


What's Included
- Lodging, meals, and guided fishing

- Dinner on your arrival date

- Breakfast upon departure

2023 Rates and Dates

- 7 Night/6 Day Package: $2880 per angler (double occupancy)


- Aug 30 to Sept 3, 2023: 4 Nights/3 days, $1755 per angler (double occupancy)

What's Not Included
- Transportation to Soaring Eagle Lodge

- Beer and sodas at the lodge

- Gratuities for the guides and staff

- New Mexico fishing license

- Any incidentals purchased at Soaring Eagle Lodge

2024 Rates and Dates

- 7 Night/6 Day Package: $2880 per angler (double occupancy)


- Coming Soon!

Term and Privacy.

Cancellation/Refund Policy
At the time of booking 50% of the trip is due and payable. At 90 days the remainder plus all VAT and taxes are due. Cancellation greater than 90 days from the date of trip, all monies refunded less $100 fee if a replacement angler is found. Cancellation within 90 Days, no refunds are provided unless a qualified replacement angler is provided. No refunds are provided for trip cancellation due to Weather, Acts of God, Airline/Travel issues.
Travel Arrangements and Insurance
Front Range Anglers recommends all anglers to have Medical Evacuation Insurance- we recommend Global Rescue, and we HIGHLY recommend Trip Cancellation/Interruption Insurance. FOR ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT: Jessica Minard at 617.210.8106 (direct) or email