Red River - 01. Hwy 515 to Dunn Bridge

Red River, New Mexico, US


01. Hwy 515 to Dunn Bridge

Usual Difficulty IV+ (for normal flows)
Length 11.91 Miles
Max Gradient 160 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-08265000 140 - 1000 cfs IV+ 46d07h13m 22.9 cfs (too low)
Flow range for best boatability uncertain. Please help your fellow boaters with a comment or report.

River Description

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+), and
Rio Embudo (Class V+).

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2017-07-15 03:55:51

Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
3.6Confluence with Rio GrandeN/A

Rapid Descriptions

User Comments

Users can submit comments.
June 15 2015 (1314 days ago)
Chad MorrisDetails
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.
April 30 2012 (2455 days ago)
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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