Rio Grande - 05. John Dunn Bridge to Taos Junction Bridge (Lower Taos Box)

Rio Grande, New Mexico, US


05. John Dunn Bridge to Taos Junction Bridge (Lower Taos Box) (Lower Taos Box)

Usual Difficulty III-IV (for normal flows)
Length 14 Miles
Avg. Gradient 31 fpm

Rio Grande in Fall

Rio Grande in Fall
Photo by Thomas O'Keefe taken 10/21/16 @ 245 cfs

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-08276500 600 - 5000 cfs III-IV 01h03m 622 cfs (running)
Upper limit for best boatability uncertain. Please help your fellow boaters with a comment or report.

River Description

Excellent description 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 04:21:56

Rapid Descriptions

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