Thanks for the low water pics of the Red. I have allways been told to run above 250cfs, but it looks like a proper low water creek. Will be checking it out this season for sure. One little thing I have noticed about a lot of the publish flow info for NM creeks is that the optimal level seems to be a flood stage level. Many of them can be run lower. I am SE boater so I like low and technical, not big and floody. Think we would have few more creek boaters in the state if they learned to love the low flow.
For instance, Santa Cruz is boatable down to 90cfs, I prefer 130cfs as the willow tunnels are not too high. 1130cfs is enough water to push you around. Recommended published flow is above 200cfs, the willows choke you out when it gets high.
I have run the Embudo as low as 47cfs (on the pueblo gauge) low flow and slow but boatable all the way down. You can run it July if you like mank. 70 cfs on the gauge below is way better. My cuttoff is 150cfs. (aprox 3.2ft old school stick gauge)
USGS Real-Time Water Data for USGS 08277470 RIO PUEBLO NR PENASCO, NM
I ran the Guadalupe in 2009 at the tail end of flood season, would guess there was 250cfs in it or so. Did not run the vertical monkey. Hard to tell as the gauge is at the confluence of the Jemez River. More water the better for that one. Lots of wood if you go. One mandatory portage (V NR). In sequence III+, III+ (V NR), IV x 3, III+, the walk out after the last gorge. Too many willows and beaver dams to take it all the way to vertical monkey.
The Jemez from Battleship rock to Soda Dam is worth it once or twice. Only one real rapid (III+), the rest is fast bouncy water. Run it as high as possible. We hit it around 600cfs in 2009.
Canadian, never done it. Climb around there a lot. A possible day run would be Mills Canyon Campground to Highway 120. Near Roy NM. I think it's 14 miles or so. You could break it up into a multi-day trip. Maybe you could work out shuttle with the hotel in town?
Rio Chama from Los Ojos to Footbridge, ran at 2000cfs last season, nothing but a II+ float. Took less than 2 hours that flow. Hike at the foot bridge to avoid the lake.
I also suspect the upper reaches of the Rio Pueblos is a really good creek at around 200cfs or so. Will be checking it out this season.
Let me know if you need better beta, or want someone to run a few of these creeks with, this spring.
Updated Snowtel Data for NM
New Mexico SNOTEL Snowpack Comparison Update Report
Hope it says cold for a few more months.