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Old 03-30-2011   #1
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Purgatoire river info??

Does anyone have any info on the Purgatoire river located in Southern Colorado? I can't seem to find much. Thanks

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Old 03-30-2011   #2
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google search came up with this

Colorado whitewater - Purgatoire River, Las Animas/ Otero County

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Thanks, that kind of info is about all I can seem to find, will try to find a guidebook tonight. Later
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Old 03-30-2011   #4
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It was ran once, way back in '83. There is a write-up on AW:

American Whitewater - 01. US 350 to Highway 109, Purgatoire Colorado, US

There is also a couple short threads from here...:

Purgatorie River?

oh yeah? its neoprene, bitch!

It's not going to run this year, the Sangre's don't have enough didn't run last year either. I am waiting for another big El Nino year to go check it out myself...also thinking of checking out the north, south and middle forks above Picket Wire Valley...
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Old 03-30-2011   #5
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Thanks guys, I am going down there on Memorial Day weekend to check out the Bosque Del Oso State wildlilfe area for a future elk hunt and was just wondering about potential boating, it looks like the South Fork of the Purgatorie runs along the southern boarder, mabe I will just take the fishing gear. Later
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Old 03-30-2011   #6
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The south fork is where they relocate the ' nuisance bears' to ,really.The No. Fk. looks pretty tiny and woody above where it goes through private property.The main that Logan is talking about could be cool ,when it runs briefly [not often or for long].
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Old 05-14-2011   #7
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Purgatoire River

I know a lot about fishing the Purgatoire upstream from Trinidad Lake, but I have never paddled any of it. It is very narrow and shallow in a lot of places. I read something about a section below Trinidad after doing a Google search. I know the river goes through a deep canyon out on the plains and evidently it has some good whitewater there.

I was just in Trinidad in early May 2011. At first the tailwater below Trinidad Lake was very shallow. Then they started letting water out of the dam. When I left the stream was bank full and flowing fast.

I would hesitate to try to paddle the stream below the dam and beyond because of how narrow it is. I would think you could get knocked over real easily by overhanging limbs and downed trees. A lot of fences go clear across the river as well. Sounds risky and tedious to me.

If you want to know about fishing the river, give me an email.


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