The Rio Grande Valley has been populated and cultivated since as far back as 2,000 B.C. The Pueblo people who lived in the area when Europeans arrived had a sophisticated culture and advanced skills in stone masonry, ceramics and a wide range of arts and crafts. Many of these traditional techniques are practiced to this day, handed down through the generations. The first Spanish explorers arrived in Albuquerque in approximately 1540 under General Francisco de Coronado. Later expeditions brought settlers deep into New Mexico’s river valleys. Today Albuquerque is a major Southwestern city with a diverse population and some of the nation’s leading high-tech research facilities. At the same time, its cultural traditions continue to be an essential part of everyday life in the city. With one foot in the past, one foot in the present and both eyes on the future, Albuquerque is a fascinating place to visit.
New Mexico River Adventures is proud to be part of this vibrant community, and to offer the following outdoor adventures to help make your Albuquerque experience truly memorable. Our base of operations for our Albuquerque Rafting, Kayaking and Stand Up Paddleboarding adventures is a mere two hour drive from the center of the city which in the West is “just up the road”. Come immerse yourself in the land of enchantment.