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Río Teculután, Guatemala (area: Low Motagua; click here for the Guatemala table of rivers)

river photo

Class: IV; Ave. Gradient: 8 m/km; Portages: yes; Length: up to 9 km; Time: 1 hour

Season: June to October+; rafts? no; Highlights: granite creeking; Crux move: catching the water

Water Quality: decent above the highway; Water Temperature: not noted

PI: Las Minas (285m); TO: CA-9 (235m) or Finca Los Palmares (205m)

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

The Río Teculután offers a short fun run through granite boulders.

A full description is in the Mayan Whitewater Guatemala guidebook.

Descent History: I ran this solo in August 2007, with 300 cfs (Gualán gauge was 2.8).

Flow Notes: The Río Teculután is small and not easy to catch. If the Gualán gauge is reading upwards of 2.5 you might have a chance.

cfs graph

Nearby Tourist Attractions: Pasabien waterfall.

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