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Texas whitewater, Rio Grande

Presidio county, Redford to Colorado Canyon section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     8 miles
  The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Texas are often more forgiving than in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that rivers in this state are less demanding. This stretch of Rio Grande in Presidio County is 8 miles long and is a class II-III section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. Getting some good exercise and just being out on the river for a while will have you coming back for more. This is not
    the only paddling stretch in this river system, there are others too. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. This stretch is mid length, it's perfect for a one day trip. 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. The beautiful scenery of Texas and the cool fresh water beats anything.

Briefly about the general area:
Don't leave Rio Grande without first going for a hike along the Closed Canyon Trail; at Rio Grande you always meet someone from Redford. Go for a hike on the Rancherias Canyon Trail, and Las Burras
Canyon is also a tremendous spot to discover. This river is so great. High temperatures at Rio Grande during the months of summer are in the 100's with nighttime lows in the 70's. Throughout the wintertime the highs are usually in the 60's; nighttime lows through the winter for Rio Grande tend to be in the 30's. At Rio Grande you donít see much rainfall. Of all the months in a year September is the one with the most rain, and the driest of the months is March.

Rio Grande, Redford to Colorado Canyon 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 Rio Grande.
 Whitewater Near Rio Grande:
Rio Grande, Presidio County, 6 miles away
      Class II+ - 21 miles long (Rancherias Canyon to Lajitas)
Rio Grande, Presidio County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 8 miles long (Redford to Colorado Canyon)
Alamito Creek, Presidio County, 22 miles away
      Class III-IV - 23 miles long (Casa Piedra to FM 170)
Rio Grande, Brewster County, 25 miles away
      Class II(IV) - 17 miles long (Lajitas to Terlingua Creek)
 Hotels Near Rio Grande:
Lajitas Golf Resort And Spa, Lajitas , 25 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Rio Grande:
Big Bend Ranch State Park - Colorado Canyon, Redford, 6 miles away
Big Bend Ranch State Park - Las Burras Uno, Redford, 6 miles away
Big Bend Ranch State Park - Guale #2, Redford, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Rio Grande:
Rancherias Canyon Trail, Presidio , 7 miles away
Closed Canyon Trail, Presidio , 9 miles away
Big Bend Ranch State Park Trail, Presidio , 16 miles away
Fort Leaton State Historic Site Nature Trail, Presidio , 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Rio Grande:
Big Bend National Park, Big Bend National Park - TX , 66 miles away
Rio Grande Wild & Scenic River, Big Bend National Park - TX , 66 miles away
Big Bend Ranch State Park, Texas , 20 miles away

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