Typical 3 day trip due to long shuttle. Lowest recommended 200 cfs -- Can be run in a raft even at low water levels (I ran it in a big fat gear boat at 140 cfs last year although I would not recommend it to anyone).Solis River Access (take-out) is a long dirt road from the pavement, requiring 4 wheel drive.
See also Big Bend National Park and their descriptive site, Floating the Rio.
See also the descriptions in Southwest Paddler.
Put-in is approximately 1900' elevation.
Take-out is approximately 1880' elevation.
Therefore total elevation change is approximately 120'.
A few large boulders block the river. Run left to right.
Right through the tight squeeze.
See the Daily Report (pdf file) for current conditions on the Rio Grande.
Permits are not required for this reach.
We have no additional detail on this route.
Use the map below to calculate how
to arrive to the main town from your zipcode.
Somewhat of a Tight Squeeze
Mariscal Canyon Entrance
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