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Otters on the Rio Grande

January 3rd, 2017

   ot·ter   /ˈädər/   noun 1. A semi-aquatic fish-eating mammal of the weasel family, with an elongated body, dense fur, and webbed feet. 2.  Any of various largely aquatic carnivorous mammals (as genus Lutra or Enhydra) of the weasel family that usually have webbed and clawed feet and dark brown fur.   The North […]

Give the Gift of Adventure!

December 2nd, 2016

Save 20% on Our Most Popular Adventures The holidays are just around the corner, and we’d like to say thanks and give the gift of adventure to our friends and family by offering a 20% discount on our most popular trips.  How about a New Mexico River Adventures Gift Certificate for the perfect holiday gift! […]

Where to Eat in Taos

New Mexican Food IS The Best!!

January 29th, 2016

When visiting a new town, where to eat is always a number one question. We are happy to share our recommendations for meals in Taos that will have you feeling like you are in with the locals! Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially if you are coming rafting on our afternoon […]

Looking forward to 2017!

December 16th, 2015

We are hoping for an El Nino weather pattern here in the southwest that will dump considerable snow in the mountains and lead to substantial runoff in the 2016 spring and early summer. It is never too early to start planning your trip with New Mexico River Adventures! Give us a call or send an […]


Winter Paddling on the Rio Grande

December 16th, 2015

Lucky Us!  That seemed to be the shared sentiment a friend and I had as we got out for a quick paddle on the Racecourse and Bosque sections of the Rio Grande the other day.  As is typical this time of year in New Mexico, the Rio Grande has plenty of water and the weeks […]

5 Best Rapids on the Rio Grande

December 8th, 2015

  The 5 best rapids on the Rio??  Usually this is an impossible task as each rapid is wonderful in it’s own way and at varying water levels.  However, as winter sets in and we dream about more whitewater…lets give it a shot.  We narrowed the list down to only rapids that are found on […]

Fall Bosque

Changing of Seasons in the Rio Grande Gorge

December 2nd, 2015

One of the great things about living in the Rio Grande Gorge is the changing colors of the fall.  As September comes to a close and October marches on, the face of the Rio Grande changes dramatically.  The cottonwood choked river corridor turns an amazingly bright color of yellow at its peak and electrifies the […]