Summer New Mexico Rafting Update

It is officially the summer season, and nothing beats a summer day spent on the river!

The Racecourse is one of the best sections of river to run this time of year. This popular half-day trip has water levels of around 575 cubic feet per second. It is an excellent trip for families, first-timers, and rafting veterans alike. Adults (ages 16 and older) can opt for added adventure and paddle the Racecourse in an inflatable kayak.

Rio Grande Kayaking

Inflatable Kayak Trip

Families with young children can look for river otters and other wildlife in the serene setting of our half-day Rio Grande Float trip. Or, raft both the Rio Grande Float and the Racecourse in our full-day Lower Gorge trip.

Also available on the Rio Grande is the secluded Whiterock Canyon section of river, which runs between Santa Fe and Cochiti lake. With 1450 cubic feet per second, the rapids at Ancho and Water Canyon will be fun! A day in the archeologically-rich Whiterock canyon will enhance your knowledge of the ancient history of New Mexico.

Normal weekend water levels on the Rio Chama between El Vado and Abiquiu lakes will afford passengers a breathtaking trip through the landscape that inspired artist Georgia O'Keeffe. So, if you're looking for a great trip on Saturdays or Sundays, this is the best!

Water levels on the Taos Box are no longer adequate for rafting. However, thrill-seekers will find adventure in paddling the Racecourse in an inflatable kayak, or in rafting the Arkansas River just four hours north in Colorado, where the water and fun are always big.

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