Río Urique - Lower Urique (Urique to Río Fuerte)



The lower Urique begins at the village of Urique and ends at the confluence of Río Urique and Río Verde.  Below the confluence the Río Fuerte begins.  From the town or Urique the river flows through Barranca del Urique and the nature of the river is class III+ to IV based off of water levels.  By the end of the run the river has a large big water feel to it although the gradient is not nearly as steap once the river leaves the canyon.

Setting up the shuttle on this run will require some knowledge of the roads as well as a good chunk of time.  See the access area for putin and takeout info.

This section of the Urique is more populated as there are several primitive roads throughout this stretch that could be used if you run into issues.  There are also a lot of gold and silver mines in this area.


Class III+ to IV
Current Flow Visual or Unknown
Recommended Flow Minimum:
Typical Season Begins: March
Ends: September
Recommended Use Kayaking: Yes
Rafting: Yes
Canoeing: No
Packrafting: No
Fishing: No
Primary Gauge VISUAL
Length Mile(s)
Gradient 3.0 MPK