Pecos - 02. Pecos to Villanueva


Pecos, New Mexico, US

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02. Pecos to Villanueva

Usual Difficulty I-II (for normal flows)
Length 35 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
PECOS RIVER NEAR PECOS, NM
usgs-08378500 200 - 1000 cfs I-II 8y127d13h20m 379 cfs (running)
Max flow estimated. Min based on NM State parks guidebook


River Description

The average gradient between Pecos and Villanueva is about 18 fpm.

The scenery of this reach is much different than that of the Pecos above Pecos, NM, and the stretch from Vilanueva down to Tecolotito.

A brief description of this reach and other NM streams can be accessed at http://southwestpaddler.com/indexNM.html

The NM State Parks guidebook states the dam below Pueblo bridge is a class IV run at high water

Be on the alert for low private bridges. Fences are very frequent and dangerous. Several diversion dams - all should be portaged.


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2017-07-15 03:55:01

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