Rio Brazos - 01. above Corkins Lodge

Rio Brazos, New Mexico, US


01. above Corkins Lodge

Usual Difficulty V+ (for normal flows)
Length 14.5 Miles
Max Gradient 260 fpm

River Description

Detailed info in Colorado Creeks and Rivers 2, by Gordon Banks and Dave Eckardt.
StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2017-07-15 03:56:07

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Gauge Information

Gauge Description:

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

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May 19 2012 (2435 days ago)
Craig PhillipsDetails
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.
April 15 2009 (3565 days ago)
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This run requires trespassing. One hell of a run if your ethics and metaphysical philosophy allow

Rapid Descriptions

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 01. above Corkins Lodge, Rio Brazos New Mexico, US (mobile)