Taos Box Full Day
Taos Box Rafting is offered through New Mexico River Adventures- New Mexico’s Premier Whitewater run!! This is possibly the greatest full day rafting trip in the country. Nowhere else can you find the same quality whitewater in such a remote and pristine canyon with incredible wildlife viewing opportunities. The “Box” flows through the heart of the Rio Grande Gorge some 800 feet deep. The layout of this run is absolutely perfect as the beginning is relatively calm with plenty of opportunity to work on your paddling techniques and feel comfortable working together as a team to negotiate the many rapids ahead. In the final five miles of this Taos box rafting trip, the gradient increases and the rapids become more intense and come in much quicker succession. Brace yourself in and paddle hard through these steep and visually stunning rapids! You are almost guaranteed to spot Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep leaping across boulders below the cliffs or enjoying a drink from the river as well as river otter and a large variety of birds of prey as you float through this spectacular canyon.
Explore the inner gorge and experience quality Class IV whitewater rapids like; Power Line Falls, The Rock Garden, The mile long Rio Bravo section and the grand finale Sunset. This is some fast paced whitewater action sure to thrill and soak you. Our Exceptional Guides have you outfitted to the “T” with high quality self bailing boats, Farmer John style wetsuits, nylon “splash jackets”, Type 5 P.F.D.’s, and adjustable whitewater helmets.
About half way through the Taos Box Gorge, your trip will stop and take a break on one of the beautiful riverside beaches in the heart of this amazing canyon. Here, a superb river side lunch is served prepared fresh by our guides right in front of your eyes. Our guides are the best in the business, focusing on safety and guest service as a top priority. All are extremely knowledgeable about the area’s geology, ecology and history and just love being on the river. Many with experience on rivers all over the country and across the globe, I know you’ll enjoy each one as much as we do and will certainly help to make your day on the river the best possible.
Boats are either run as paddle boats where you participate by paddling as a team with a guide sitting in the back steering, oar boats where guests hang on as we run the rapids or combo boats where the guide rows and you paddle (which is good if there are some outgoing members of your party and some who are happy to just hang on). The Taos Box rafting trip meets at our headquarters at 8:00 a.m. and usually returns to our headquarters at 3:30 p.m. Come join us for this amazing journey and certainly one of the best single days of rafting in the country.
Minimum age for Taos Box rafting is 13 and should weigh nearly 100 pounds.