Pecos, New Mexico, US
|Usual Difficulty||I-II (for normal flows)|
|PECOS RIVER NEAR PECOS, NM|
|usgs-08378500||200 - 1000 cfs||I-II||9y10d13h31m||379 cfs (running)|
|Max flow estimated. Min based on NM State parks guidebook|
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.