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Piedra River (First Gorge)

Stretch: USFS 622 to Piedra
Difficulty: Class III to IV
Distance: 9.1 miles
Flows: 500 to ~3,500 cfs. USGS Piedra River in Arboles gauge
Gradient: 98 fpm average in the Canyon, 56 fpm average overall
Put-in: USFS 622 bridge
Take-out: Disperse camping on USFS 622 across from the USFS Lower Piedra Campground
Shuttle: 10.7 miles, (30 minutes one-way, all good dirt)
Season: Spring off snowmelt
Written: © 2021
Featured in Video A Wet State #159

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