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New Mexico whitewater, Rio de los Pinos

Osier Colorado to Campground Close to San Miguel New Mexico section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS V+     8.8 miles
  The beautiful scenery of New Mexico and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. The starting point is not too far from Espanola, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The Osier Colorado to Campground Close to San Miguel New Mexico stretch of Rio de los Pinos in -blank- County is 8.8 miles long and it is classified as a class V+ section
    by American Whitewater. This stretch has has enough mileage, you can easily run it on an afternoon. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good rivers for that around here. You might have to settle
for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. A bit of exercise and just being out on the river for a while are great attractions for lots of people. The San Juan and Jemez Mountains scenery is wonderful. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in New Mexico are often more forgiving than in other states, so keep in mind that lots of rivers  
in this state are good for beginners. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. There are plenty of other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well.

Briefly about the general area:
Good hiking is available along the Posos Trail, and during your visit here you'll meet some people from Antonito for sure. So much fun stuff to do in the San Juan and Jemez Mountains, not enough time. Don't leave Rio de los Pinos without first going for a hike along the Spruce Hole Trail. A splendid place right next door to Rio de los Pinos is Toltec Gorge.

Rio de los Pinos, Osier Colorado to Campground Close to San Miguel New Mexico 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 de los Pinos.
 Whitewater Near Rio de los Pinos:
Rio de los Pinos, Rio Arriba County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 12 miles long (Atencio Canyon to Los Pinos)
Rio de los Pinos, -blank- County, 3 miles away
      Class V+ - 8.8 miles long (Osier Colorado to Campground Close to San Miguel New Mexico)
San Antonio River, Rio Arriba County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 20 miles long (Lagunitas to Los Pinos)
Rio Brazos, Rio Arriba Co. County, 8 miles away
      Class V+ - 14.5 miles long (above Corkins Lodge)
Rio de los Brazos, Rio Arriba County, 19 miles away
      Class I-III - 9 miles long (Corkins Lodge to confluence with Rio Chama)
Rio Chama, Rio Arriba County, 21 miles away
      Class I-II - 15 miles long (Chama to Los Ojos)
Conejos River, Conejos County, 22 miles away
      Class II-IV - 6.4 miles long (Platoro Reservoir to South Fork Conejos)
Rio Chama, Rio Arriba County, 24 miles away
      Class I-III - 15 miles long (Los Ojos to El Vado Lake)
 Ski Areas Near Rio de los Pinos:
Wolf Creek, Colorado , 44 miles away, 1604 foot drop, 7 lifts, 77 runs
Pajarito Mountain, New Mexico , 60 miles away, 1410 foot drop, 7 lifts, 37 runs
Taos, New Mexico , 62 miles away, 2612 foot drop, 13 lifts, 110 runs
Red River, New Mexico , 63 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 7 lifts, 58 runs
Sipapu, New Mexico , 69 miles away, 1055 foot drop, 4 lifts, 31 runs
Ski Santa Fe, New Mexico , 74 miles away, 1725 foot drop, 7 lifts, 69 runs
Angel Fire, New Mexico , 78 miles away, 2077 foot drop, 7 lifts, 74 runs
Monarch, Colorado , 84 miles away, 1162 foot drop, 7 lifts, 63 runs
Sandia Peak, New Mexico , 98 miles away, 1700 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
 Hotels Near Rio de los Pinos:
Narrow Gauge RR Inn, Antonito , 21 miles away
Best Western Movie Manor, Monte Vista , 34 miles away
Monte Villa Inn, Monte Vista , 34 miles away
Econo Lodge Monte Vista, Monte Vista , 35 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites, Alamosa , 38 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Rio de los Pinos:
Cruces Basin Trailhead, Antonito, 4 miles away
Aspen Glade, Antonito, 5 miles away
Upper Lagunitas Campground, Rio Arriba County, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Rio de los Pinos:
Spruce Hole Trail, Conejos , 8 miles away
Posos Trail, Conejos , 11 miles away
La Manga Stock Driveway, Conejos , 11 miles away
Red Lake Trail, Conejos , 11 miles away
Notch Trail, Conejos , 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Rio de los Pinos:
Great Sand Dunes National Monument, Mosca - CO , 55 miles away
Bandelier National Monument, Los Alamos - NM , 61 miles away
Carson National Forest, New Mexico , 22 miles away
Heron Lake State Park, New Mexico , 30 miles away
El Vado Lake State Park, New Mexico , 35 miles away
 Lakes Near Rio de los Pinos
Hopewell Lake, Rio Arriba , 16 miles away
Rinker Lake, Rio Arriba , 19 miles away

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