hi there, i have done runs on the chama between el vado and abiquiu lakes, they release water from el vado dam a few weekends in the may timeframe and you can get a permit for it, we turned it into a 3 day trip so we could hike and enjoy… mostly small rapids with a couple of decent ones.
As far as the gila… i did a heart stopping trip in 2010 through the middle box from below bill evans lake to red rock NM… couldnt find any info on it so we kinda ran blind and once you are in the box there are very few places to “pull over and re-assess my decision”… we lived though and it was not as bad as my imagination told me it could be, camped on a sandbar in the box and slept fitfully to the sound of unknown whitewater ahead…
HUGE ISSUE with that gila run… NOWHERE to pull out in red rock… all private all around the bridge, etc, that was a major pain to deal with
trying to find data on the rio grande from espanola to cochiti lake, all i find starts at the bridge on the way to las alamos, didnt know if anyone started that run in espanola??