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Grapevine to Mogollon Creek Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Gila River

Grapevine to Mogollon Creek Info
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Put In:  Grapevine Campground
Take Out:  Mogollon Creek
Difficulty:  Class III
Gradient:  22 ft/mi
Run Length:  40 miles
Current Streamflow:  69 cfs @ 12/14/2016 11:00 AM - GILA RIVER NEAR GILA, NM, reading taken from USGS
Flow Information (phone):  Silver City Ranger District(505) 388-8201
Good Level:  100-300 cfs
Season Comments:  March, April, May
Primary Season:  The Gila has an extremely unpredictable season.
Permit:  None presently required
Character/Similar To:  moderate whitewater through deep canyon with excellent scenery and solitude
Hazards:  flash floods
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft
Land Ownership:  Gila National Forest
Wilderness:  Yes
Location:  In the Canyon Country (NM), 300 miles Southwest of Santa Fe
Shuttle Logistics:  Put-in: From Silver City in southwest New Mexico, head north on NM 15 toward Gila Hot Springs. The put-in is located just short of Gila Hot Springs at Grapevine Campground, near the bridge over the Gila River.

Take-out: From US 180 drive northwest about 30 miles to the town of Cliff. Take a right onto NM 211 and a left on Route 293 and head to the west side of the river eventually crossing the Gila National Forest boundary as the road turns into unpaved USFS Road 755. This USFS road leads another 2 miles to the take-out on the right bank of Mogollon Creek.

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