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Difficulty III-IV
Length 16 Miles
Gauge RIO GRANDE BLW TAOS JUNCTION BRIDGE NEAR TAOS, NM
Flow Range 600 - 5000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 7 hours ago 1780 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 05/24/2019 2:38 pm

River Description


Excellent description 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+).

Rapid Descriptions

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HER
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1 month ago

To get a more accurate flow, check the gauge, "Rio grande below Taos junction bridge" minus the "Rio pueblo below los cordovas"

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2 years ago

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12 years ago

there is a new rock in deadcar it is tight for rafts duckys and kayaks are proble ok you still might want to scout it

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12 years ago

there is anew rock in yellow bank you will want to scout

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Directions Description


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Date Flow Result Factor  
2005-06-05 High Fatality High Water Read More
2005-05-30 High Fatality High Water Read More
1998-06-12 Medium Fatality Other Read More

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News

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New Mexico Governor Lujan Grisham Vetoes Gila Diversion Funding

4/10/2019
Hattie Johnson

In her campaign, newly elected Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham laid out a plan to end work on the Gila River Diversion Project. This past Friday she took great strides towards that promise by vetoing $1.698M in New Mexico Unit funding requested by the Interstate Stream Commission for Gila diversion planning and design.

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Last Chance! National Monuments Review Comments

7/1/2017
Thomas O'Keefe

Take action today using our easy online form to protect National Monuments designated under the Antiquities Act! A public comment period began on May 12th and ends July 10th for an April 26th Executive Order which directed Interior Secretary Zinke to conduct a review of all Presidential designations over the past 21 years. A number of Monuments being reviewed are of significant interest to paddlers and provide protections for cherished whitewater stretches, including Bears Ears (Lower San Juan River, UT), Grand Canyon-Parashant (Colorado River, Grand Canyon, AZ), Giant Sequoia National Monument (Tule River, CA), Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument (East Branch of the Penobscot River, ME), Rio Grande del Norte National Monument (Rio Grande, Taos Boxes, NM) and many more.

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Revisions

Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1191021 08/10/05 n/a n/a
1212485 05/24/19 HER updated stats
1208104 07/15/17 Kestrel Kunz
1198855 11/30/10 Matt Muir Updated lynx.
1206977 10/30/16 Thomas O'Keefe photo updated