I would love to do the Lobatos to Lee's Selfsupport. I have always wanted to check out the Razorblades section, but its pretty out of the way on its own. the flows are significantly lower up by the border, so its harder to catch. I am down to go if the timing works out..! I really dont know much about that section at all, but I know some folks who do, and I have the Bauer guide too to study up on.
The other overnighter that LMeyers mentioned, Middle Box (La Junta) into Lower Taos Box would be really cool. I am much more familiar with the LTB, as im sure others are, from guiding and kayaking it as day run.
well...other then hiking into the gorge with loaded boats, it would be really cool. but it would ramp up the adventure for sure.
It would require a two trips potentially, to hike gear. Cebolla Mesa trail is short and sweet. very steep, (same as the other upper box hikes) & comes down into the Confluence of the Red River and Rio Grande. It is a gorgeous (pun intended..?) spot on its own to spend a first night. I have backpacked in to camp there. there are multiple trails to hike, and fishing etc... and poison ivy. you can walk upstream to scout the last bit of the UTB.
if.... the Red was flowing.... and one was feeling froggy to run a MANKY Pinny Class IV basalt creek with a loaded creek boat- running the red in would be possible to avoid hiking.. (high flows and better skills then mine would probably be prerequisite... i guess if you were down to do that, upper box in would make more sense, so nevermind.)
The only other option i remember hearing about, to avoid hiking in at Cebolla Mesa is that there is another trail into La junta, On the west (river right) side, where the (really) old tractor hulk is abandoned by the river. I have heard that Taos outfitters hike their ducky trips in over there because its much easier, morte like an abandoned 4WD road. so thats an option too if I can figure out the access point. You would lose the Cebolla mesa/Red River confluence camp, which is nicer then anything downstream for the first night.
from the La Junta, you would float into the Lower Box, and after Ski Jump (first big III+ rapid) there is a big beach on River right. That is my companies unofficial lunch spot, and by far the best camp in the lower box for a second night.. You can see that one in Atom's Videos. Middle box to there would be a good distance, @ 8+ 4 for a 12 mile day.
below there is just rocky banks and rapids, with literally acres of Poison ivy. there are small emergency type camp beaches here and there but nothing as good.
that would make the third day @ 12 miles to paddle the best part of the LTB, and there is lots of camping options at the takeout too.
Thats my first best guess on how to plan it.
I also know of some potential shuttle drivers who are local to Pilar or have friends in Taos that might want to make some cash shuttling.
Another option is to paddle unloaded boats down the La junta, or Red and la junta. and leave a middle shuttle vehicle at John Dunn Bridge and camp the first night there. there are big open areas at least two camp spots, and vault toilets, but with road access, there is a lot more traffic/local interaction happenening. also black rock hot springs are 1/2 mile down from JDB.
I have been thinking about this trip for a long time, but never done it because, for locals its way easier to do a day run, and get back to civilization. i would be down for both trips though for sure.