Rio Chama - 02. Chama to Los Ojos


Rio Chama, New Mexico, US

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02. Chama to Los Ojos (Town run)

Usual Difficulty I-II (for normal flows)
Length 15 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
RIO CHAMA NEAR LA PUENTE, NM
usgs-08284100 200 - 2000 cfs I-II 00h27m 53.8 cfs (too low)


River Description

WARNING! A PADDLER HAS RECENTLY (May 2003) STATED THAT THERE ARE 8 NEW BARBED WIRE FENCES ACROSS THIS STRETCH OF RIVER. PADDLE WITH CAUTION!

This is a pretty run, from the 64/84 bridge just south of Chama to the NM 95 bridge near Tierra Amarilla. There is an alternate takeout at the Fisherman's Access a few miles south of Chama on the west side of 64/84. Don't expect too much play although there are a couple of spots. This is mostly a float trip. The best play spot is a nice wave train that forms around 400cfs just north of the NM 95 bridge (visible from the road). It is possible to park at the bridge and walk 100-200 yards upstream to surf and play.
We ran into a fence across the river one year but it was easily negotiable and was gone the next year.
StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2017-07-15 04:05:40

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