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: 50 minutes ago 393 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 03/17/2020 6:43 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 year 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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3 years ago

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13 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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13 years ago

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

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Date Flow Result Factor  
2019-10-26 Low Fatality Solo Paddling Read More
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

Alerts

News

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NM Senators Introduce Wild and Scenic River Legislation - Help us thank them!

5/12/2020
Kestrel Kunz

We are celebrating a great win today after New Mexico Senators Udall and Heinrich announced the introduction of the M.H. Dutch Salmon Greater Gila Wild and Scenic River Act. The Act, officially introduced on May 8, would protect over 440 miles of free-flowing rivers and streams in the Gila and San Francisco watersheds. If passed, the Gila and San Francisco Rivers and their tributaries would receive permanent protection under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act - the strongest protection a river can receive. While the Gila legislation gives flexibility to existing uses and landowners, the free-flowing nature and outstanding values of these rivers and streams would be protected now and for future generations to enjoy. The main stem Gila and San Francisco Rivers offer some of the most remote and wild paddling opportunities in New Mexico and have been explored and loved by paddlers for decades. Please help us thank the Senators for their commitment to protect these rivers by filling out this super easy form! 

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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
1214527 03/17/20 HER updated image position
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