photo of Wild Rivers Recreation Site

Rio Chama Weekly Flow Forecast

Update 9-28-2016:

The Rio Chama flows will remain at 500 cfs through the weekend of October 1-2nd.  After that the flows will drop into the 200 - 300 cfs range.  Only small rafts, 12 ft. or less and kayaks and canoes are suitable for these low flows.  No advance permits are required.  Please register and pay at fee station at the launch area.

Watch Rio Chama below El Vado to get real time updates.

Boating the Rio Chama - 2016

Rio Chama Wild and Scenic River

In the Spotlight

BLM Announces an Additional Public Scoping Meeting on Verde Transmission Project

Public Scoping Meeting Notice for the Preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement for the Verde Transmission Line Project

Management Planning for Río Grande del Norte National Monument
The BLM is preparing a management plan for the Río Grande del Norte National Monument which will amend the current land use plan through the preparation of an environmental assessment.

Planning / NEPA

map highlighting Taos Field Office

Rio Grande del Norte National Monument


Recreation Sites


Río Grande del Norte National Monument

-Recreation Opportunities

Wild Rivers Recreation Area

 - Rinconada Loop Trail

Wild Rivers Backcountry Byway

-Orilla Verde Recreation Area

Río Grande Wild and Scenic River

-Red River Wild and Scenic River
-Taos Valley Overlook Trails
 Río Chama Wild and Scenic River
 Santa Cruz Lake

Sabinoso Wilderness

 La Cieneguilla Petroglyphs
 Diablo Canyon Recreation Area
 Horsethief Mesa Trail
 Nambe Badlands Trail


Taos Field Office
Bureau of Land Management
226 Cruz Alta Road
Taos, NM  87571-5983

(575) 758-8851
(575) 758-1620 FAX