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Río Tarro, Guatemala (area: Pacific Suchi; click here for the Guatemala table of rivers)

Class: III; Ave. Gradient: 15 m/km; Portages: one class IV; Length: 5.5 km; Time: 45 minutes

Season: June to October; rafts? no; Highlights: run; Crux move: catching the water

Water Quality: decent; Water Temperature: medium

PI: San Pedro Cutzán (325m); TO: Montecristo bridge (240 m)

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

The Río Tarro is a short run on a tributary of the Río Cutzán. It is not particularly noteworthy except that it gives an opportunity for intermediate boaters to work on their creeking skills.

A full description is in the Mayan Whitewater Guatemala guidebook.

Descent History: I got on this solo in September 2009.

Flow Notes: Heavy rains are needed. If the Río Cutzán is up the Río Tarro may be also.

Nearby Tourist Attractions: not much in this area.

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