The Rio Chama is an easy float trip in full or multi-day rafting formats.
This Jewel of the desert meanders through spectacular southwestern landscapes and serene wilderness as she courses her way south to join her sister the Rio Grande. The Rio Chama is run in either full day (approx 5 hrs) or multi-day formats- 2 day or 3 day . Full day trips run the river as it comes out of the wilderness section of the canyon and passes into a basin filled with grand, wide open vistas and mild class II rapids. Multi-day trips start up near the town of Chama, NM and float through 33 miles of heavily forested river canyon with stunning soaring sandstone walls highlighted in the pastels of desert color. Multi-day float trips are our guides’ favorites and the reason we started outfitting in the first place. Taking a few days to explore this river canyon is truly worth the time and an excellent family experience that you will remember for a lifetime. New Mexico River Adventures supplies all the necessary equipment and meals for a multi-day float trip for your group or family to be truly comfortable.
Ute Mountain of the Rio Grande is our Canoe trip for the wilderness minded traveler, seeking solitude in a seldom-visited section of canyon. Outstanding bird and wildlife viewing is possible in this beautiful area of Northern New Mexico. Small groups traveling in canoes and inflatable kayaks, remote put-in location and requires a short but steep hike out of canyon run in formats of at least 3 days.