Rio Grande, New Mexico, US
|Usual Difficulty||II-III (for normal flows)|
|Avg. Gradient||12 fpm|
|RIO GRANDE NEAR CERRO, NM|
|usgs-08263500||300 - 3000 cfs||II-III||00h34m||520 cfs (running)|
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 SouthwestPaddler.com 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+).