Río Yaqui - Lower Yaqui



If you enjoyed the Upper Yaqui stretch the lower is not much different other than the fact that there are dirt roads and mines nearby throughout most of the run and you are traveling out of canyon country and in more open desert.  Most will choose to take out State Road 16 for convenience but those wanting a longer a run can continue on past here and add as many mellow river miles as they'd like.  There are a few villages and roads below here that offer access but none are as convenient as the paved SR 16.

This is another good beginner run for boaters wanting to enjoy some Sonoran scenery with a mellow float.


Class II to II+
Current Flow Visual or Unknown
Recommended Flow Minimum: 1000.0
Average: 4000.0
Maximum: 14000.0
Typical Season Begins: January
Ends: January
Recommended Use Kayaking: Yes
Rafting: Yes
Canoeing: Yes
Packrafting: No
Fishing: No
Primary Gauge VISUAL
Length 25.0 Kilometer(s)
Gradient 0.5 MPK