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New Mexico whitewater, Cimarron River

Colfax county, Eagle Nest to Cimarron section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     25 miles
  This stretch of Cimarron River is 25 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class III-IV section. The beautiful scenery of New Mexico and the cool fresh water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The beautiful Sangre De Cristo Mountains scenery is an added bonus. Great exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are great attractions for lots of people. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if
    you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. There are no other stretches to paddle along Cimarron River than the Eagle Nest to Cimarron
stretch. The starting location is a short drive from Taos. If you have the time you can make this a two day trip, so why not pack your camp stove too. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in New Mexico is often easier than elsewhere, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
Near Cimarron River
 
you discover Bear Canyon which is a fine place to stop at. Cimarron Canyon State Park is a great spot, and The Bench is an interesting place to explore while at Cimarron River. This river is so good. Here at Cimarron River you'll possibly meet some people from Cimarron. Not much rain falls here at Cimarron River. The month with most of the rain is August while January is typically the driest month. All through the summertime, highs commonly are in the 70's at Cimarron River while overnight lows are mostly in the 40's. For the duration of the winter this place gets highs in the 30's with winter lows in the-10's overnight here at Cimarron River.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Cimarron River.
 Ski Areas Near Cimarron River:
Angel Fire, New Mexico , 19 miles away, 2077 foot drop, 7 lifts, 74 runs
Red River, New Mexico , 26 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 7 lifts, 58 runs
Taos, New Mexico , 28 miles away, 2612 foot drop, 13 lifts, 110 runs
Sipapu, New Mexico , 42 miles away, 1055 foot drop, 4 lifts, 31 runs
Ski Santa Fe, New Mexico , 68 miles away, 1725 foot drop, 7 lifts, 69 runs
 Hotels Near Cimarron River:
Casa Del Gavilan Historic Inn, Cimarron , 10 miles away
Econo Lodge Eagle Nest, Eagle Nest , 14 miles away
Resort Properties Of Angel Fire, Angel Fire , 19 miles away
BEST WESTERN Rivers Edge, Red River , 26 miles away
Rio Hondo Condominiums, Taos Ski Valley , 28 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Cimarron River:
Cathedral Rock Campground, Colfax County, 5 miles away
Cimarron Canyon State Park - Maverick/:Ponderosa, Ute Park, 6 miles away
Cimarron Canyon State Park - Blackjack, Ute Park, 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Cimarron River:
Fort Union National Monument, Watrous - NM , 31 miles away
Cimarron Canyon State Park, New Mexico , 11 miles away
Coyote Creek State Park, New Mexico , 25 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Cimarron River:
Angel Fire Resort Golf Course, Angel Fire , 19 miles away
Angel Fire Country Club, Angel Fire , 20 miles away

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