Pecos - Pandale to Pecos River Marina (61 miles)


Pecos, Texas, US

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Pandale to Pecos River Marina (61 miles)

Usual Difficulty II(III) (for normal flows)
Length 61 Miles
Avg. Gradient 8 fpm
Max Gradient 9 fpm

Pecos Whitewater


Pecos Whitewater
Photo of Joe Salvador

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
PECOS RIVER AT PANDALE CROSSING NEAR PANDALE 3SW
hads-PDAT2 1.15 - 5.00 ft II(III) 15h11m 1.3 ft (running)
Actual range unclear River stage at the put in.
PECOS RIVER AT SHUMLA BEND NEAR LANGTRY 8E
hads-LTRT2 1.70 - 8.00 ft II(III) 15h11m 1.65 ft (too low)
Pecos Rv nr Girvin, TX
usgs-08446500 225 - 3000 cfs II(III) 00h43m ~ 8.7 cfs (too low)


River Description

This last section of the Pecos is spring fed, so it has low but boatable flows throughout the year.  Many of the rapids will need to be lined or portaged by typical paddlers.   Experienced whitewater paddlers may want to wait till the rapids clean up with high flows during the spring or during rains.  However, extremely dangerous, high flow, flash floods, can also occur.   

Put-in is approximately 1580' elevation.
Take-out is approximately 1117' elevation.
Therefore total elevation change is approximately 463'.

 

Other Information Sources:  
Austin Traveler article
Outside Magazine, Aug. 2011
Texas Escapes article - 2001
Pandale, Tx  Wikipedia article
Southwest Paddler
Paddling.net
Flatwater Paddling in the last 15 miles






 


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2011-10-15 00:02:25

Rapid Descriptions

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