Check out this post that I made last year about fly fishing in NM. New Mexico Fly Fishing
. I fished the East Fork of the Jemez River which is less than an hour and a half from Albuquerque. You can see in the post a picture of that river. This is a narrow river running through meadowland. Seems to fit your bill.
If you leave Albuquerque traveling north on I75, you'll take the Bernalillo exit and go through Jemez Springs and the Jemez Pueblo towards Los Alamos. On top of the mountain (couldn't give you mileage), there will be a sign on the left side of the road to the East Fork Trail. If you back track a half mile or so from there, the stream runs under the road. You'll find a path leading off upstream. Go up that path and you will immediately see what is pictured in this post. It is very flat water and requires extreme stealth but that stream is full of brown trout.
First hand enough for you?