April 18, 2014

Whitewater Rafting

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.

Far Flung Adventures

800-359-2627 (Toll-free)
505-758-2628 (Phone)
505-776-1443 (Fax)


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

800-322-8267 (Toll-free)


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!