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Difficulty II-IV
Length 14 Miles
Flow Range 500 - 3000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago 152 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 07/15/2017 4:20 am

River Description

Excellent description of this run at and at New Mexico Bureau of Land Management Rivers Page.

Put-in info: Put-in longitude and Lattitude coordinates might be off.
Here is what the BLM says about Lee Trail:
0.25 miles one-way
Elevation drop 200 feet
Moderate to difficult
Primarily used as main take-out for Ute Mountain run; wildlife; fishing
Access: South of Sunshine Valley Road

Take-out info:
BLM Chiflo Trail:
0.5 miles one-way
Elevation drop 320 feet
Shorter access to river

Bring your hiking shoes to boat this one.

The reaches of the Taos Box area are...
Ute Mountain (Class II),
Razors (Class III/IV),
Upper Box (Class V/V+),
Lower Box (Class III/IV),
Pilar (Class III/IV),
Otowi Bridge (Class III),
Red River (Class IV),
Rio Pueblo (Class V+), and
Rio Embudo (Class V+).




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NM Senators Introduce Wild and Scenic River Legislation - Help us thank them!

Kestrel Kunz

We are celebrating a great win today after New Mexico Senators Udall and Heinrich announced the introduction of the M.H. Dutch Salmon Greater Gila Wild and Scenic River Act. The Act, officially introduced on May 8, would protect over 440 miles of free-flowing rivers and streams in the Gila and San Francisco watersheds. If passed, the Gila and San Francisco Rivers and their tributaries would receive permanent protection under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act - the strongest protection a river can receive. While the Gila legislation gives flexibility to existing uses and landowners, the free-flowing nature and outstanding values of these rivers and streams would be protected now and for future generations to enjoy. The main stem Gila and San Francisco Rivers offer some of the most remote and wild paddling opportunities in New Mexico and have been explored and loved by paddlers for decades. Please help us thank the Senators for their commitment to protect these rivers by filling out this super easy form! 


Matt Muir


Kestrel Kunz


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1208101 07/15/17 Kestrel Kunz