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Difficulty V+
Length 14.5 Miles
Gauge N/A
Flow Range
Reach Info Last Updated 07/15/2017 3:56 am

River Description

Detailed info in Colorado Creeks and Rivers 2, by Gordon Banks and Dave Eckardt.

Rapid Descriptions


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Craig Phillips
7 years ago

A few notes. 2 very gnarly rapids that are generally portaged. First is about a mile into action, second is a little ways after birds nest, usually at the start of the second day. The 30 footer was run on 5/13/2012 by Craig Phillips, and then run a second time by Tom Janney. It is a nice run to take your time and do in two days, but an allstar crew with a shuttle bunny could do it in one. There is a lot of water that flows in the canyon, you could tell by the giant trees 30 feet up the banks, the rapids are changing from moving boulders. All in all though most things can be seen from upstream, when in doubt get out! When it looks like a big horizon you are generally at the portages. Only two log portages but who knows what can lurk in this run (its done rarely). I it was 3 years between runs, now that the 30 footer goes I would say it will get much more popular! EDIT:Gauge info- Take 1/2 of what is in the Rio Chama at La Puente. Possibly a little lower than half, you want something in the 300-500 range for less bumpy and good class V.

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Gage Descriptions

Visual at take-out. 150 to 300 cfs is optimal.

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Gila National Forest Releases New Draft Plan, First in 34 Years (NM)

Kestrel Kunz

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! 


Kestrel Kunz


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Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1208091 07/15/17 Kestrel Kunz
1193386 10/13/01 n/a n/a