Rio Grande, New Mexico, US
|Usual Difficulty||II-IV (for normal flows)|
|Avg. Gradient||47 fpm|
|RIO GRANDE NEAR CERRO, NM|
|usgs-08263500||500 - 3000 cfs||II-IV||00h22m||456 cfs (too low)|
Excellent description of this run at SouthwestPaddler.com 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
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+).