Rio Grande - 04. Red River confluence to John Dunn Bridge

Rio Grande, New Mexico, US


04. Red River confluence to John Dunn Bridge (La Junta)

Usual Difficulty II-III (for normal flows)
Length 8 Miles
Avg. Gradient 12 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-08263500 300 - 3000 cfs II-III 00h34m 520 cfs (running)

River Description

Generally this is the paddle out for the Upper Box or Red River reaches. Access is very difficult for those who just want to paddle the II/III.
See the descriptions of this run at and at New Mexico Bureau of Land Management Rivers Page.

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+).


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2017-07-15 04:21:41

Rapid Descriptions

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