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Difficulty IV+
Length 11.91 Miles
Flow Range 140 - 1000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 1 month ago 88.6 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 07/15/2017 3:55 am

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+).

Rapid Descriptions

Confluence with Rio Grande

Class - N/A Mile - 3.57
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Chad Morris
4 years ago

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.

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7 years 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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Directions Description

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