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Difficulty III-IV
Length 25 Miles
Gauge CIMARRON RIVER NEAR CIMARRON, NM
Flow Range 200 - 1000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 23 minutes ago 50.7 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 07/15/2017 3:49 am

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For information, see New Mexico Whitewater, by NM State Parks, and Rivers of The Southwest, by Anderson and Hopkinson.
Lat/longitude coordinates are approximate, from online maps. From the maps, it looks as though there may be many access points along US-64.

 

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We Need your Help to Protect Paddlers’ Access to New Mexico Rivers and Streams

7/7/2020
Kestrel Kunz

Rivers once promoted by the New Mexico State Parks Division in their publication “New Mexico Whitewater - A Guide to River Trips” are now being blocked by private landowners with barricades, cables and No Trespassing signs. This includes upper Chama and Pecos river segments. Privatizers have filed additional applications that would close several other river segments in New Mexico, and their lawyers are threatening an “immense wave” of constitutional “litigation” in the event that “any action by the Court, the Legislature, the Department, or the Commission… restrict[s] landowners’ rights to prevent the public from using their streambeds underlying public waters.” American Whitewater has been working with our local partners in New Mexico to ensure that this new Rule is rescinded. We need your support to win this battle. If you’re in a position to contribute, doing so will help us with legal expenses for our partners and outreach.

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NM Senators Introduce Wild and Scenic River Legislation - Help us thank them!

5/12/2020
Kestrel Kunz

We are celebrating a great win today after New Mexico Senators Udall and Heinrich announced the introduction of the M.H. Dutch Salmon Greater Gila Wild and Scenic River Act. The Act, officially introduced on May 8, would protect over 440 miles of free-flowing rivers and streams in the Gila and San Francisco watersheds. If passed, the Gila and San Francisco Rivers and their tributaries would receive permanent protection under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act - the strongest protection a river can receive. While the Gila legislation gives flexibility to existing uses and landowners, the free-flowing nature and outstanding values of these rivers and streams would be protected now and for future generations to enjoy. The main stem Gila and San Francisco Rivers offer some of the most remote and wild paddling opportunities in New Mexico and have been explored and loved by paddlers for decades. Please help us thank the Senators for their commitment to protect these rivers by filling out this super easy form! 

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Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1191001 10/14/01 n/a n/a
1198831 11/30/10 Matt Muir Added coords.
1208078 07/15/17 Kestrel Kunz