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Río Guerrero, Chiapas, Mexico (area: Comitán; click here for the Chiapas table of rivers)

river photo

Class: IV-; Ave. Gradient: 20 m/km; Portages: 1 (V+); Length: 8 km; Time: 2.5 hours

Season: August to October; rafts? no; Highlights: pretty sandstone riverbed; Crux Move: catching the water

Water Quality: good; Water Temperature: cool

PI: roadside (elev.: 840m); TO: Guerrero bridge

Description: (click here for general notes about my descriptions)

The Guerrero is a lovely little creek draining a sandstone massif, unusual in these parts. If you're in the area during the height of the rainy season it's worth checking out.

A full description is in the Mayan Whitewater: Chiapas & Belize guidebook.

Flow Notes: The only gauge is way downstream on the Río Independencia, linked to below. However, the Guerrero's fractional contribution is very small. You will need some luck to catch a boatable flow. My impressions are with 700 cfs at the TO.

cfs graph

click here for the height graph

Accommodations: Frontera Comalapa has several budget hotels.

Nearby Tourist Attractions: Not much in this area.

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