Gila - 02. Forest Road 809 to Redrock

Gila, New Mexico, US


02. Forest Road 809 to Redrock (Middle Box)

Usual Difficulty II-III+ (for normal flows)
Length 18 Miles
Avg. Gradient 10 fpm
Max Gradient 25 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-09431500 200 - 2500 cfs II-III+ 00h28m 89.6 cfs (too low)

River Description

Lat/Longitude data are very approximate.
Gage: Redrock
StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2017-07-15 03:52:36

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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May 8 2017 (559 days ago)
jonvick1966 (158259)
We did this section in IK's at 1000 cfs on Feb. 19th, 2017. The run started in a cottonwood valley
with class I-II water. Lots of huge trees had fallen in from the banks but were easy to avoid. We
worried about logjams in the box but it turned out to be clear. We would have been in big trouble
had a tree somehow managed to get into the box. Fortunately, enough turns with gravel bars and tree
combs strained out all the wood at high water level by the time we got to the box. The canyon
begins to constrict in about seven miles down, building up to class II+/III- rapids, and then the
box--sweet class III+ continuous pool-drop for about two miles, with perhaps one class IV drop. The
box was made interesting by boulders. Once out of the box, it is more open river through a
cottonwood valley to Redrock.

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