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New Mexico River Rafting

About New Mexico River Adventures

New Mexico river rafting and water sports are offered through New Mexico River Adventures. Our Rafting and Kayaking headquarters is located on Hwy 68 about an hour and north of Santa Fe and thirty minutes south of Taos nestled in the heart of the quaint Village of Rinconada. We are less than a mile from the take-out of the most popular section of the Rio Grande, the Racecourse. At New Mexico River Adventures we believe that your trip starts the minute you arrive at our headquarters. Our facility provides our guests with all the amenities to make your New Mexico river rafting trip, mountain biking trip or kayak instruction the absolute best possible and highlight of your vacation. Upon arriving, our guests will appreciate the welcoming atmosphere as well as the private and secure parking. Don't worry if you forgot any items for your trip as our outfitters store provides easy access to any last minute items you might need for your adventure. After checking in and meeting your guides, you will enjoy our private changing rooms and restrooms before it's off to the river. After the trip, our headquarters provides the perfect atmosphere to relax and chat with the guides and other guests as you view your whitewater photos taken of you and your raft. Photos are available to purchase and you can leave with beautiful 8x10 prints or full CD's of your whitewater adventure.

Our physical address is 2217 Hwy 68, Embudo NM 87531
Please Note: Using your GPS will get you close to us, however, due to our rural location, it won't usually lead you all the way to our headquarters so please follow the written directions below and call with any questions.

Rio Grande Trips

New Mexico River Rafting

Directions:

Take Interstate-25 North from Albuquerque towards Santa Fe. Exit on the 599 Santa Fe Relief Route heading north to Taos.

In the Town of Espanola (Approx 20 miles north from Santa Fe) Rio Grande trips continue forward following the signs to TAOS on NM HWY 68. Rio Chama trips turn left and continue North on US HWY 84/285. Our Headquarters for New Mexico river rafting and water sports is located on the south side of the hwy just past mile marker 22 in the Village of Rinconada, directly across the street from the Blue Heron Brewing Co. and Sopyn's Fruit Stand.

From Taos:

Take NM HWY 68 south (Paseo del Pueble Sur) 18 miles south of Taos to the Rio Grande Gorge. You will pass the Rio Grande Gorge Visitors Center and follow the river through the canyon. Just past the county line you will enter the Village of Rinconada. We are located on the south (left) side of the road directly across the street from the Blue Heron Brewing Co. and Sopyn's Fruit Stand.

From Santa Fe:

Take US HWY 285 north (St. Francis drive) to Espanola. Continue toward NM HWY 68 towards Taos. (HWY 285 turns off, FOLLOW SIGNS TO TAOS). Our Headquarters is located on the south side of the hwy just past mile marker 22 in the Village of Rinconada, directly across the street from the Blue Heron Brewing Co. and Sopyn's Fruit Stand.

Time to Drive:

It is approx. 22 miles to Espanola and another 20-30 miles to the meeting points. It takes approx. 1 hr to get to river in AM. It takes approx. 1.25 hrs to get to river in PM.

NOTE: You are welcome to meet at our Headquarters for your Rio Chama trip. If you would like to meet at our headquarters for your Rio Chama trip, please contact us for more details and meeting times.

Rio Chama Trips

Rio Chama Trips

To arrive at Bode's General Store will take you approx. 1hr + North out of Santa Fe on HWY 84/285.

Directions: It should only take 25 minutes to arrive in Espanola from Santa Fe. Make the left turn in Espanola continuing on HWY 84/285. Continue on HWY 84/285 and do not turn right onto HWY 285 as it splits off 84. Abiquiu is another 15 miles further up Hwy 84 New Mexico River Adventures.

NOTE: You are welcome to meet at our Headquarters for your Rio Chama trip. If you would like to meet at our headquarters for your Rio Chama trip, please contact us for more details and meeting times.

Whether you want to join us for kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, or are joining us for a New Mexico river rafting adventure, we’re ready to show you a truly memorable experience!