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Difficulty I at this flow (II normally)
Length 10 Miles
Gauge Rio Grande at Rio Grande Village, Big Bnd NP, TX
Flow Range 200 - 5000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 1 day ago 127 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 07/14/2015 5:03 am

River Description

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'.

Rapid Descriptions

Mariscal Canyon

Class - N/A Mile - 1
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Rock Pile Rapid

Class - II Mile - 2.6
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A few large boulders block the river. Run left to right.

Tight Squeeze Rapid

Class - II+ Mile - 3.3

Right through the tight squeeze.


Gage Descriptions

See the Daily Report (pdf file) for current conditions on the Rio Grande.

Directions Description

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County to Vote to Extend Closure on Guadalupe Tonight (TX)

Jason Robertson

The Comal County Commissioner's Court is taking measures that will restrict access to the Guadalupe River indefinitely. AW's primary objective on the Guadalupe is to restore access as soon as possible and to make sure that boater access does not impede on-going rescue and recovery efforts.



Matt Muir




Thomas O'Keefe


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1198327 10/07/10 Rob Updates from J.Schooler
1201446 07/04/12 Thomas O'Keefe photo added