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PILAR/RACE COURSE

Whitewater River Run





New Mexico Rio Grande

Pilar/Race Course

Class III- TO IV- Easy

441 CFS

Runnable
51°, Sunny

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Rio Grande are between a bare minimum of 400cfs and a high of 2,500cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 08276500, the Rio Grande Blw Taos Junction Bridge Near Taos Remember only watercraft are permitted at Pilar/Race Course.

Status Runnable
Class Level III- to IV-
Elevation 6,079 ft
Run Length 6.0 Mi
Streamflow Discharge 441 cfs
Gage Height 3.9 ft
Reporting Streamgage Rio Grande Blw Taos Junction Bridge Near Taos
USGS 08276500

Nearby Snowpack and Water Data

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Rito De Los Frijoles In Bandelier Nat Mon
USGS 08313350
1 cfs 1.6 ft
Rio Grande At Otowi Bridge
USGS 08313000
625 cfs 3.3 ft
Costilla Creek Below Costilla Dam
USGS 08254000
1 cfs 1.2 ft
Rio Chama Near Chamita
USGS 08290000
120 cfs 3.9 ft
Costilla Creek Near Costilla
USGS 08255500
14 cfs 1.6 ft
Casias Creek Near Costilla
USGS 08253000
5 cfs 3.4 ft
Red River Below Fish Hatchery
USGS 08266820
49 cfs 4.5 ft
Rio Ojo Caliente At La Madera
USGS 08289000
23 cfs 3.3 ft
Rio Grande Blw Taos Junction Bridge Near Taos
USGS 08276500
441 cfs 3.9 ft
Rio Nambe Below Nambe Falls Dam Near Nambe
USGS 08294210
5 cfs 0.7 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Bateman
SNOTEL 316
30" 0"
Elk Cabin
SNOTEL 921
10" -1"
Gallegos Peak
SNOTEL 491
26" 0"
Hopewell
SNOTEL 532
41" 0"
crestone,co
SNOTEL CSTC2
3" 0"
Medano Pass
SNOTEL 914
9" -1"
South Colony
SNOTEL 773
36" 0"
Ute Creek
SNOTEL 1005
20" -1"
Quemazon
SNOTEL 708
18" -1"
Tres Ritos
SNOTEL 1083
10" 0"
Culebra #2
SNOTEL 430
30" 0"
Taos Powderhorn
SNOTEL 1168
34" 0"
Shuree
SNOTEL 1169
14" 1"
North Costilla
SNOTEL 665
8" 0"
Red River Pass #2
SNOTEL 715
15" 0"
Palo
SNOTEL 1170
16" 0"
Trinchera
SNOTEL 829
27" 0"
Santa Fe
SNOTEL 922
30" -1"
Tolby
SNOTEL 934
18" 0"
Rio Santa Barbara
SNOTEL 1254
33" 0"
San Antonio Sink
SNOTEL 1172
24" 0"

Popular Destinations

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Borrego Mesa 9 8,719 ft
Cowles 9 8,216 ft
North Lake - Santa Cruz Lake 25 6,346 ft
Holy Ghost 24 8,239 ft
Hodges 14 8,453 ft
Aspen Basin 10 10,219 ft
Cebolla Mesa 5 7,372 ft
Little Arsenic Springs None 7,498 ft
Montoso - Wild Rivers Rec Area None 7,500 ft
Jacks Creek 40 8,894 ft
Orilla Verde Rec Area None 6,049 ft
Taos Junction None 6,071 ft
Panchuela 6 8,330 ft
El Aguaje - Wild Rivers Rec Area None 7,467 ft
La Junta - Wild Rivers Rec Area None 7,465 ft
Big Tesuque 10 9,723 ft
Big Arsenic Springs - Wild Rivers Rec Area None 7,516 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Taos Ski Valley 34" 32° 2.38"
Sipapu Ski Area 10" 44° 1.39"
Ski Santa Fe 30" 30° 0.24"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Pilar/Race Course 465.0cfs 6.0 Mi III- to IV-

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