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Difficulty II-IV
Length 14 Miles
Flow Range 500 - 3000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 57 minutes ago 279 [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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Gila National Forest Releases New Draft Plan, First in 34 Years (NM)

Kestrel Kunz

For the first time in 34 years, the Gila National Forest is revising their forest-wide Management Plan. On Friday, January 17 they officially released the Draft Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Assessment (DEIS) for a 90-day comment period ending on April 16. Forest Plans are vitally important as they are the blueprint for resource management and they provide an opportunity to secure better protections for rivers and their surrounding landscapes. As part of the plan revision process, the Forest Service is required to rely heavily on public input to inform management direction, plan components, and new designated areas. Read more for a complete schedule of Public Meetings that are happening this week! 


Matt Muir


Kestrel Kunz


Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1191017 08/10/05 n/a n/a
1198850 11/30/10 Matt Muir Fixed links.
1208101 07/15/17 Kestrel Kunz