Canadian - 02. Taylor Springs to Conchas Reservoir

Canadian, New Mexico, US


02. Taylor Springs to Conchas Reservoir

Usual Difficulty III-IV (for normal flows)
Length 75 Miles

View from west canyon rim at NM 102 crossing

View from west canyon rim at NM 102 crossing
Photo by Diana Ross-Brauer taken 10/24/08 @ very low

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-07211500 5.00 - 14.00 ft III-IV 00h52m 3.59 ft (too low)
Flow range for best boatability uncertain. Please help your fellow boaters with a comment or report.

River Description

A brief description of this reach and other NM streams can be accessed at
In this region, N. Canadian River cuts a canyon above and through the Canadian Escarpment. Typical semi-arid surroundings.
Accesses are available near Taylor Springs off of US Highway 52, Mills Canyon Rd, NM Rt 102, NM Rt 419 and Conchas Lake. 
From Google Earth, distance from Taylor Springs to bridge on Mills Canyon Rd (N 36 02' 40.64" W104 22' 15.71") is approximately 33 miles with an average drop of  17 fpm. Maps indicate existence of a campsite near bridge.
From Google Earth, distance from Mills Canyon Rd to NM Rt 102 bridge (N 35 54' 56.54" W 104 20' 57.63") is approximately 17 miles or 50 miles from Taylor Springs. The average drop per mile between Mills Canyon Road and NM Rt 102 is 12 fpm.
From Google Earth, distance from NM Rt 102 bridge to NM Rt 412 bridge (N 35 39' 20.43" W 104 22' 32.10") is approximately 36 miles. The average drop from NM Rt 102 to NM Rt 412 is approximately 12 fpm. Between the NM Rt 102 bridge and the NM Rt 412 bridge, the N. Canadian River drops through the Canadian Escarpment. Intermediate access is available just north of Sabinoso, which will shorten the trip to 29-30 miles.  

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2017-07-15 03:49:15

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