Río Urique - Middle Urique



The middle portion of Rio Urique isn't as difficult of a stretch as the upper run but it is still committing.  Copper canyon deepens to almost a mile in depth here.  Because of the hike in and the length of this run, advanced and expert overnight kayakers should only consider ticking this off.

At reasonable spring flows and rain flows this run should sit around a class IV range.  At times scouting can be difficult in the canyon where the walls may rise steeply off of the river bank.

I added this run to complete the Rio Urique sections but haven't personally run it.  If anyone has info on rapids or other info feel free to add it.  My guess is this doesn't see a lot of descents due to the remote and committing nature of this area.


Class IV
Current Flow Visual or Unknown
Recommended Flow Minimum:
Typical Season Begins: April
Ends: September
Recommended Use Kayaking: Yes
Rafting: No
Canoeing: No
Packrafting: No
Fishing: No
Primary Gauge VISUAL
Length 47.5 Kilometer(s)
Gradient 9.0 MPK