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Río Puyacatengo, Chiapas, Mexico (area: north central; click here for the Chiapas table of rivers)

Class: III?; Ave. Gradient: 7 m/km; Portages: none?; Length: up to 16 km; Time: up to 2:00

Season: June to February; Rafts? when high; Highlights: easy access fun run by Teapa; Crux move: none

Water Quality: good; Water Temperature: medium

PI: road end (142 m); TO: lower access (27 m)

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

This run offers a nice balneario area to rig, practice, and put in, as well as pleasant scenery and a clean river.

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

Descent History: Much of this section has been descended by local residents on various craft. We have only scouted it (we have not run it ourselves).
Flow Notes
: The river needs heavy recent rains to come up, and is better at higher flows. There is an online river gauge between access #2 and #3 (uncorrelated).

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Nearby Tourist Attractions: Grutas de Coconá.

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