As Spring weather melts the deep, high-mountain snowpack, the rivers of Northern New Mexico become a whitewater mecca. The famed Rio Grande, as well as the Chama and Red Rivers, all bear the Wild and Scenic River designation in some stretches because of their unspoiled beauty. During the typical May through July river-running season you can enjoy rafting, kayaking or canoeing the famed rivers surrounding Angel Fire. The Rio Grande River has many sections of varying difficulty: The Upper Taos Box, The “Razor Blade”, “Race Course”, “Boulder Field” and the famed Lower Taos Box, the most popular whitewater run in New Mexico.
New Mexico River Adventures
White water rafting in Santa Fe and Taos, New Mexico, as well as other exciting water sports, are offered by New Mexico River Adventures. Whether you’re looking for a wild whitewater run through the Class IV rapids of the world famous Taos Box or a scenic float through the azure canyon of the Rio Chama, New Mexico River Adventures has a river trip for you and your family or group.
Far Flung Adventures
River rafting on the Rio Grande and Rio Chama. 1/2 day, 1-day, 2-day or 3-day trips available. Also river camping trips. Based in El Prado, NM, south of Taos.
Cottam’s Ski & Outdoor
Join us in a guided tour down the historic Rio Grande. We take time to make sure our guests experience the beauty of the canyons and all the pleasures the river has to offer. After a year of heavy snowfall, the rivers are teeming with big waves, fast water, and lots of action. It will be a trip to remember!