“Chris here posting on the raft trip Rio Chama. New Mexico River Adventures did an outstanding job. Imagine the most gourmet camping you have ever seen. Camping next to beautiful red, yellow and blue cliffs with a river gently washing by. Quite romantic and no work, they take care of every detail. You just relax. On the first night at the third course of our white tablecloth winemaker dinner I was eating Bacon wrapped Buffalo Tenderloin with Brandy Cherry Demi Glace, Creamy Potato Gratin, and Asparagus. Lili tells me "I love you and, by the way, when can we do this again". Imagine total relaxation in one of the most beautiful NM settings with five star gourmet wine dinners every evening, life can't get better than that. Sign me up next year. Thanks Ky and Matt.”
“Incredible fun and exciting rafting experience at a great value. All of the guides were awesome, but Elias was by far the nicest, most informative, and all around best guide we could have imagined! He knew so much about the area and was a definite pro at guiding the raft. We will definitely recommend and hope to return!”
“Thanks to the great folks at New Mexico River Adventures for a great trip down the river with our family, Scott Downs and Taylor Copper! It was great fun! Jose Elias, thanks so much for giving us the "tour", and for making it such a fun trip. You are the best! We will definitely be back with more of the family!”
-Will and Carol Downs
“My wife and I enjoyed a great day on the river to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. Beginning with several calls to Matt, it was clear to me these folks liked and knew what they were doing; we didn't feel like we were just another client, Once we got to the location, Matt and Ryan, our guide, went out of their way to make us feel welcome, at ease. I was concerned about how Pat would be able to handle the 4 hour trip, but with Ryan at the helm, it turned out to be the best time spent. Thanks to the folks at NMRA, our 30th was memorable. ”
-from Trip Advisor
“Party of two to scout the outfit, not disappointed. Booked 8 of us for several days later. Did the race course both times, plenty of adventure for our group with 3 small children and a few beginners. Very laid back yet professional with every interaction. From what I gather, this is a relatively new business with seasoned professionals running things. The drive from Santa Fe is easy and scenic. The brew pub directly across the street is an added bonus after a day on the water. All in all, I have rafted all over Colorado 20 plus times with many outfits, first time rafting in NM. This one rates right up there with the best. We used Ryan both times we went, but from what I observed, all,the guides know what they are doing and interacted well with their clients.”
“This seasoned team of energetic, enthusiastic, extremely polite rafting experts delivered the perfect grand finale for our vacation! As novices, we were fortunate to have the owner, Matt Gontram as our guide (Along with Chrisman and Ryan as our "shadow rafters"). My wife had some initial reservations about the excursion but Matt's thoughtful and respectful assurances got us confidently under way. As added unexpected pleasures, we were treated to a small lunch on the side of the river as well as digital photos of our trip at the end. Matt has many fascinating stories to share about his broad global rafting experiences and he's built a small company with a great combination of charm and operational excellence. We decided somewhat spontaneously the night before to take this small adventure & we sure picked the right outfit for our first time!”
-from Trip Advisor
“Thank you Wendy, Matt and Chrisman for a memorable paddle trip on the Rio Grande.
You have a top notch operation and provide a fun-filled river rafting adventure. I'm
definitely going to come back for more. Until then I will be smiling about what a good
time I had on my August trip.”
Paradise Valley, AZ
“NMRA provided us with a great time on the river and all the guides appeared friendly,
knowledgeable, and very professional. Our own guide, Ryan, was, of course, the very
best and gave us a wonderful trip with amazing good humor, skill, and genuine niceness!
Thanks...it was a blast. “
“One of the best rafting trips ever…coming back for more later”
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
“Enjoyed a fabulous 2-day outing on the Rio Grande with NMRA. One day white water rafting and one day paddle boarding. Both completely different from each other and both fulfilling in adventure. Great food and service from this outfit. Super guides.”
“We did a lot of research before settling on a rafting company, and we were pleased as pie to discover our research paid off! After a great rafting trip down the 'Race Course' (Rio Grande) we are now loyal New Mexico River Adventure enthusiasts. We will definitely go back to New Mexico River Adventures for our next trip. NMRA is a small outfit run by extremely genuine, knowledgeable, and friendly people. They maintain a professional and informative website (a first impression that sticks, where I'm concerned), and were very friendly and informative when I called to ask more questions…The trip overall was wonderful, especially for our 8 and 12 year olds, but we're definitely going back to NMRA without them one day to try something even more exciting (class 4 here we come!). Thanks New Mexico River Adventures! We had an unforgettable experience!!!
St. Paul, MN
"Thanks Kyla - We went on the AM trip today and had a blast. The tour guide on our boat was the bomb! Tell him thanks. We look forward to another trip. Ready for some Class V action.....NOT!......lol......."
Terry and JT
"Thanks for the info Kyla. The trip was wonderful. The guide Elias was superb. Emphasis on safety, knowledge of the river was outstanding. We would go with him again. A good ambassador for your company."
"Thanks for the great adventure! Willie our guide was Awesome and a great historian, I would like to send Willie some history books of the Apache Indian. Thanks to all of Known world guides and I will tell a friend!"
I just wanted to send you a note to let you know how much we enjoyed our Rio Grande rafting trip 6/24/09 with Willie. I told Willie that the primary reason we selected your company from all those available on the Web was that your site showed people wearing helmets in every shot. When I have our two grandsons in tow, I want to be as careful as I possibly can while still showing them a good time, and I respect a company that promotes that concept.
I also want to thank you for sending Willie as our guide. He was fun, entertaining, and educational about the geology and hydrology of the river. But what really amazed me was how well he communicated with our grandsons (ages 6 and 11). He made them feel important ... and showed them a great time over some great rapids .... while still watching out for their safety.
The kids thought it was "AWESOME!" ... and I did too."