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Texas whitewater, Terlingua Creek

Brewster county, Agua Fria Road to FM 170 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-IV     23 miles
  The Agua Fria Road to FM 170 section of Terlingua Creek is 23 miles long and has been rated as a class III-IV section by American Whitewater. The wonderful Texas scenery and the cool fresh water make the trip here worthwhile. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the Agua Fria Road to FM 170 stretch is one of them. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this area has a pretty small number of
    paddling spots. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. If you have the time you can make this
a two day trip, so why not pack your sleeping bag too. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more forgiving, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that a lot of the rivers in this state are suitable for beginners.

Briefly about the general area:
Here at Terlingua Creek there are plenty of folks from Terlingua, and good hiking is available along the Terlingua
Trail. Hiking is a popular thing to do around Terlingua Creek; White Trail is a perfect local trail. At Terlingua Creek throughout the long summer days highs are in the 100's. For the period of the moonlight hours it's usually in the 70's. For the duration of the wintertime the highs are typically in the 60's with winter lows in the 30's overnight here at Terlingua Creek. Terlingua Creek is commonly a pretty dried out place. Most of the rain falls through September while March is the month with the least amount of precipitation.

Terlingua Creek, Agua Fria Road 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 Terlingua Creek.
 Whitewater Near Terlingua Creek:
Terlingua Creek, Brewster County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV - 23 miles long (Agua Fria Road to FM 170)
Terlingua Creek, Brewster County, 8 miles away
      Class II - 16 miles long (FM 170 to Rio Grande)
Rio Grande, Brewster County, 18 miles away
      Class II(IV) - 17 miles long (Lajitas to Terlingua Creek)
 Hotels Near Terlingua Creek:
Lajitas Golf Resort And Spa, Lajitas , 18 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Terlingua Creek:
Terlingua Oasis RV Park, Terlingua, 7 miles away
B J RV Park, Terlingua, 8 miles away
Big Bend Motor Inn, Terlingua, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Terlingua Creek:
Terlingua Trail, Brewster , 7 miles away
White Trail, Brewster , 12 miles away
Agua Fria Trail, Brewster , 12 miles away
Stormy Lease Trail, Brewster , 16 miles away
Chimneys Trail, Brewster , 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Terlingua Creek:
Big Bend National Park, Big Bend National Park - TX , 30 miles away
Rio Grande Wild & Scenic River, Big Bend National Park - TX , 30 miles away

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