Taylor Springs to Conchas Reservoir section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.
CLASS III-IV 75 miles
The wonderful New Mexico scenery and the water flowing gracefully down Canadian River have people coming here. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in New Mexico are often easier than in other states, so better not forget that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy. Canadian River doesn't have a lot of paddling stretches, the Taylor Springs to Conchas Reservoir stretch is the only one. This stretch of Canadian
River in Colfax County is 75 miles long and it is classified as a class III-IV section by American Whitewater. Getting some good exercise and just being out on the river for a while have people coming from far and near.
Now this is a pretty long section, so it looks like you will be camping out. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. Whitewater paddling here in the Sangre De Cristo Mountains is a great experience.