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New Mexico whitewater, San Antonio River

Rio Arriba county, Lagunitas to Los Pinos section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     20 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in New Mexico are easier than the national norm, so if you're not from around here don't forget that the rivers in this state are less demanding. The scenic beauty of Rio Arriba County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The Lagunitas to Los Pinos stretch of San Antonio River is 20 miles long and is according to American Whitewater
    a class II-III section of whitewater. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the Lagunitas
to Los Pinos section is one of them. If you're coming from Espanola it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. Getting a good workout and just hanging out with mother nature are great attractions for lots of people. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. The San Juan and Jemez Mountains scenery is wonderful. You  
can enjoy this stretch more if you take your time, so pack your sleeping bag. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a pretty small number of paddling rivers.

Briefly about the general area:
San Antonio River is pretty waterless frequently. The wettest month of the year is usually July, that's the one that rains the most; January meanwhile is the driest month. For the duration of the long summer days at San Antonio River temperatures are commonly in the 70's, and during summer nights temperatures are in the 40's. All through the winter the highs are typically in the 30's, and nighttime lows through the winter for San Antonio River tend to be in the-10's.

San Antonio River, Lagunitas to Los Pinos road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near San Antonio River.
 Whitewater Near San Antonio River:
Rio de los Pinos, Rio Arriba County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 12 miles long (Atencio Canyon to Los Pinos)
San Antonio River, Rio Arriba County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 20 miles long (Lagunitas to Los Pinos)
Rio de los Pinos, -blank- County, 14 miles away
      Class V+ - 8.8 miles long (Osier Colorado to Campground Close to San Miguel New Mexico)
Rio Brazos, Rio Arriba Co. County, 17 miles away
      Class V+ - 14.5 miles long (above Corkins Lodge)
Rio de los Brazos, Rio Arriba County, 26 miles away
      Class I-III - 9 miles long (Corkins Lodge to confluence with Rio Chama)
Rio Grande, Taos County, 28 miles away
      Class II-III - 24 miles long (Lobatos Bridge Colorado to Lee Trail)
 Ski Areas Near San Antonio River:
Taos, New Mexico , 51 miles away, 2612 foot drop, 13 lifts, 110 runs
Red River, New Mexico , 52 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 7 lifts, 58 runs
Wolf Creek, Colorado , 54 miles away, 1604 foot drop, 7 lifts, 77 runs
Sipapu, New Mexico , 60 miles away, 1055 foot drop, 4 lifts, 31 runs
Pajarito Mountain, New Mexico , 60 miles away, 1410 foot drop, 7 lifts, 37 runs
Ski Santa Fe, New Mexico , 67 miles away, 1725 foot drop, 7 lifts, 69 runs
Angel Fire, New Mexico , 67 miles away, 2077 foot drop, 7 lifts, 74 runs
Monarch, Colorado , 88 miles away, 1162 foot drop, 7 lifts, 63 runs
Sandia Peak, New Mexico , 97 miles away, 1700 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
 Hotels Near San Antonio River:
Narrow Gauge RR Inn, Antonito , 13 miles away
Branding Iron Motel, Chama , 30 miles away
Gandy Dancer Inn Bed And Breakfast, Chama , 30 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites, Alamosa , 34 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites ALAMOSA, Alamosa , 34 miles away
 Campgrounds Near San Antonio River:
Rio de los Pinos SWFA, Antonito, 2 miles away
Los Pinos, Antonito, 3 miles away
Rio De Los Pinos Campground, Rio Arriba County, 3 miles away
 Trails Near San Antonio River:
Spruce Hole Trail, Conejos , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near San Antonio River:
Great Sand Dunes National Monument, Mosca - CO , 50 miles away
Bandelier National Monument, Los Alamos - NM , 60 miles away
Carson National Forest, New Mexico , 17 miles away
Heron Lake State Park, New Mexico , 39 miles away
 Lakes Near San Antonio River
Hopewell Lake, Rio Arriba , 14 miles away
Rinker Lake, Rio Arriba , 15 miles away

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