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New Mexico whitewater, Rio Pueblo

Taos county, Rio Lucio to Confluence Rio Grande section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 
  The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often easier than in other states, so don't forget that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. The river winds through the Sangre De Cristo Mountains and you get great scenery. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The campgrounds
    here at Rio Pueblo are pretty good. If you have the time you can make this a two day trip, so go ahead and pack your camping stuff. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this is an area
with plenty of rivers for that. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the Rio Lucio to Confluence Rio Grande stretch is one of them. The put-in location is a short drive from Taos. A good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors will have you coming back for more. The nature scenery of New Mexico and the playfulness of the water will make you feel great.

Briefly about the general area:
Going for
 
a hike on the Comales Sheep Driveway is always a wonderful adventure, and the slopes of Sipapu are so inviting noone can resist. You completely ought to go for the Sangre De Cristo Mountains. People from Penasco love to come to Rio Pueblo, and there is a nice hiking trail nearby called the Trampas Trail. Lots of fun awaits you along this river. Rio Pueblo gets very little rain. August is when you get the most rain here while January is the month with the least amount of precipitation. For the duration of the warm days of summer, highs regularly are in the 80's at Rio Pueblo while night lows are usually in the 40's.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Rio Pueblo.
 Whitewater Near Rio Pueblo:
Rio Embudo, -blank- County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 5 miles long (Close to Rio Lucio to Highway 75)
Rio Grande, Taos County, 6 miles away
      Class III - 5 miles long (Taos Junction Bridge to Embudo Station Restaurant)
Whitewater Outfitter - New Wave Rafting, Rio Arriba County, 12 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Rio Pueblo de Taos, -blank- County, 13 miles away
      Class V+ - 3.5 miles long (to Taos Junction Bridge)
Whitewater Outfitter - Los Rios River Runners, Taos County, 14 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Known World Guide Service, Rio Arriba County, 15 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Rio Santa Cruz, Santa Fe County, 16 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1 miles long (Cundiyo to Santa Cruz Reservoir)
Whitewater Outfitter - Big River Raft Trips, Taos County, 18 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Far FLUNG Adventures, Taos County, 19 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Rio Grande, Taos County, 20 miles away
      Class III-IV - 14 miles long (John Dunn Bridge to Taos Junction Bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Rio Pueblo:
Sipapu, New Mexico , 14 miles away, 1055 foot drop, 4 lifts, 31 runs
Ski Santa Fe, New Mexico , 21 miles away, 1725 foot drop, 7 lifts, 69 runs
Taos, New Mexico , 31 miles away, 2612 foot drop, 13 lifts, 110 runs
Angel Fire, New Mexico , 35 miles away, 2077 foot drop, 7 lifts, 74 runs
Red River, New Mexico , 38 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 7 lifts, 58 runs
Pajarito Mountain, New Mexico , 47 miles away, 1410 foot drop, 7 lifts, 37 runs
Sandia Peak, New Mexico , 71 miles away, 1700 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
 Hotels Near Rio Pueblo:
Sagebrush Inn Conference Center, Taos , 15 miles away
Super 8 Taos, Taos , 15 miles away
Days Inn Taos, Taos , 15 miles away
Hampton Inn Taos, Taos , 16 miles away
Casa Gallina, Taos , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Rio Pueblo:
Trampas Diamante Campground, Rio Arriba County, 6 miles away
Orilla Verde - Pilar, Penasco, 7 miles away
Orilla Verde - Rio Bravo, Penasco, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Rio Pueblo:
Trampas Trail, Rio Arriba , 10 miles away
Comales Sheep Driveway, Taos , 11 miles away
Osha Trail, Taos , 12 miles away
North End Trail, Taos , 12 miles away
Rio Molino Trail, Santa Fe , 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near Rio Pueblo:
Santa Fe National Historic Trail, Santa Fe - NM , 26 miles away
Bandelier National Monument, Los Alamos - NM , 40 miles away
Santa Fe National Forest, New Mexico , 21 miles away
Hyde Memorial State Park, New Mexico , 25 miles away
Morphy Lake State Park, New Mexico , 29 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Rio Pueblo:
Taos Country Club, Ranchos De Taos , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Rio Pueblo
Talpa Reservoir, Taos , 15 miles away

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