Class I-II Rio Chama, NM

El Vado Ranch to Chavez Canyon

The Rio Chama, a major tributary of the Rio Grande, flows through a multi-colored sandstone canyon whose walls increase to 1,500 feet above the river as you travel downstream.

Section Details

Trip Length Multiday, 22.5 Miles
Notes Permit required, maximum group size of 16, human waste and campfire regulations, managed jointly with BLM.
Fishing Yes
Camping Yes
Permit Yes
Manager Bureau of Land Management, Taos Field Office
Wild & Scenic Yes
Water Trail No
Partner Information https://www.blm.gov/programs/recreation/permits-and-fees