The Red River flows 3 1/2 miles through a scenic gorge to the conflunce with the Rio Grande. From there it is 8 1/2 miles to a take out at County Road B-007.
Put in: Highway 515 ends at the Red River Fish Hatchery on the Red River.
Wild Rivers Recreation Area
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+), andRio Embudo (Class V+).
6/13/15 @ 265 cfs. Lots of down trees and strainers in the river. There are Three mandatory portages. The main rapids are free of debris and run clean.
Ran this one 4/29/01. Was about 140cfs. Everyone in the crew felt that level was on the low end of runnable.
The river wide strainers are still in the same place as indicated in the comment below. Rest of the creek was free of any major obstructions.
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For the first time in 34 years, the Gila National Forest is revising their forest-wide Management Plan. On Friday, January 17 they officially released the Draft Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Assessment (DEIS) for a 90-day comment period ending on April 16. Forest Plans are vitally important as they are the blueprint for resource management and they provide an opportunity to secure better protections for rivers and their surrounding landscapes. As part of the plan revision process, the Forest Service is required to rely heavily on public input to inform management direction, plan components, and new designated areas. Read more for a complete schedule of Public Meetings that are happening this week!
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