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Texas whitewater, Alamito Creek

Presidio county, Casa Piedra to FM 170 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-IV     23 miles
  If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Texas you might find the rivers here a bit more manageable, so you'd better keep in mind that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. The Casa Piedra to FM 170 stretch of Alamito Creek is 23 miles long and has been rated as a class III-IV section by American Whitewater. The wonderful Texas scenery and the playfulness of the water are in themselves reasons enough to come
    here to paddle. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. The Casa Piedra to FM 170 stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system. If you have the time you can make this a two day trip,
so pack your camping stuff. The starting point is not too far from Pecos, as you can see on the road map further down. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way there are not so many other good places for that around here. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors have a lot of people coming here. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels  
fill up quick.

Briefly about the general area:
Going for a hike on the Rancherias Canyon Trail is always a delightful adventure. Everybody loves Big Bend Ranch State Park, and close by you locate the Fort Leaton State Historic Site Nature Trail which is a delightful hiking trail. This is a great river. Around Alamito Creek you donít get a lot of rainfall. Most of the rain falls throughout September; March is the month with the least moisture. Through the long summer days highs here at Alamito Creek get into the 100's with overnight lows in the 70's. The winter brings highs down to the 60's, and after the sun is down all through the winter temperatures at Alamito Creek plunge into the 30's.

Alamito Creek, Casa Piedra to FM 170 road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Alamito Creek.
 Whitewater Near Alamito Creek:
Alamito Creek, Presidio County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV - 23 miles long (Casa Piedra to FM 170)
Rio Grande, Presidio County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 8 miles long (Redford to Colorado Canyon)
Rio Grande, Presidio County, 20 miles away
      Class II+ - 21 miles long (Rancherias Canyon to Lajitas)
 Hotels Near Alamito Creek:
Lajitas Golf Resort And Spa, Lajitas , 35 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Alamito Creek:
Big Bend Ranch State Park - Vista de Bofecillos Canyon, Redford, 7 miles away
Big Bend Ranch State Park - Papalote Rancho Viejo Canyon, Redford, 8 miles away
Big Bend Ranch State Park - Agua Adentro Pens Horse Camp, Redford, 13 miles away
 Trails Near Alamito Creek:
Fort Leaton State Historic Site Nature Trail, Presidio , 12 miles away
Rancherias Canyon Trail, Presidio , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Alamito Creek:
Big Bend Ranch State Park, Texas , 14 miles away

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