Rio Ojo Caliente - 01. La Madera to confluence with Rio Chama

Rio Ojo Caliente, New Mexico, US


01. La Madera to confluence with Rio Chama

Usual Difficulty I-II (for normal flows)
Length 28 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-08289000 400 - 4000 cfs I-II 01h12m 11.4 cfs (too low)
Flow range for best boatability uncertain. Please help your fellow boaters with a comment or report.

River Description

For information, see New Mexico Whitewater, by NM State Parks & Rivers of SW, by
StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2017-07-15 04:23:22

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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March 11 2008 (3898 days ago)
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The section from Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs to the confluence of the Rio Chama has as many as 15
fences that span the river. Boaters should use extreme caution as several of the fences have only a
few strands and are barely visible. In addition to the fences there is one diversion dam and
several sections of the river were very restricted by fallen trees and debris. Contact for more info. Boated at 150 cfs in inflatable kayak and up to 250 cfs in a
small raft and cataraft in the section 3. miles from the confluence of the Rio Chama. No fences in
this section as of last season.

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