About the trip
Our New Mexico stand up paddle boarding lessons are structured to suit the individual needs of our guests
- Guided SUP trip through the Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument
- State of art Sol inflatable SUPs
- All equipment included -Learn from New Mexico’s best SUP instructors
This trip meets at our private, Rio Grande Headquarters which is conveniently located 1 hour north of Santa Fe and 30 min. south of Taos. Our fully stocked Headquarters and Outfitters Shop is in the heart of the Rio Grande Gorge right across the street from the river, less than 1 mile from the finishing point of the most popular trips and offers safe, secure parking in our private parking lot.
For directions to our Rio Grande Headquarters click here!
What do I need to wear?
It all depends on the time of year. Check the forecast before you come and contact us if you have any questions. We always have wetsuits and splash jackets available for you at no extra charge. Don’t forget good footwear (no flip-flops), layers and a water bottle.
Will I need to rent any equipment?
No, we have everything for you. We use Sol inflatable paddleboards which are state of the art, stable and fun. Our instructors will teach you everything you need to know when you arrive at the river. If you have your own board and want to use it, no problem. We will transfer it to our shuttle vehicle/trailer when you arrive.
NMRA is super professional, safe and fun. Devon and Hana are great guides and are really knowledgeable about the history of the area as well. We did the 3 day trip on the Rio Chama with stand up paddle boards and it was so relaxing and beautiful!! I highly recommend NMRA, I will be taking another trip with them as soon as I can!Jade Wilcoxson
Try the Stand Up Paddleboarding Adventure! Hey Folks! If you've thought about SUP before and were hesitant (especially on a river!) fear no more. NMRA has an excellent guide/instructor in Kim. Kim steps in with a wealth of knowledge and experience to help even the most shaky students!
It's a beautiful adventure to try!belle55717
Great Trip! Could not say enough great things about New Mexico River Adventures. We did two trips with this company and had an amazing experience both times. We did the full day white water rafting on the box and the half day stand-up paddle boarding. Both days our guide was Garrett and he was incredible, fun and very knowledgeable. For the paddle boarding we were also joined by Wendy and had a total blast with both of them. We will definitely be returning to this company anytime we want to play in the water.Commodorechx
WHAT TO EXPECT
Whether a family, beginner lesson or a more advanced skills class you will not be disappointed. Our instructors will make you feel like you’re an individual and address each individual’s skill progression whether you’re in a group or private lesson. This is especially evident through our low student to instructor ratio in all our courses. All of our courses meet at our whitewater headquarters in the heart of the Rio Grande Gorge.
Our boards are selected for their stability and ease of use. Each trip will include a nice stop on the banks of the river for a hearty snack and refreshment before continuing downstream. We supply all the gear necessary for this amazing experience. Oh and did we mention warm water? Yes, in the later summer months the combination of water levels and warm water temperatures make the Rio Grande the perfect river to learn to SUP. Lessons meet daily at our headquarters at 8:30 and 12:30 and are about 3 hours long.
Contact us if you have questions or to make a reservation. We suggest a first time SUP lesson with a group on calm flat water like the Bosque section of the Rio Grande or one of our area lakes. Our New Mexico stand up paddle boarding lessons start on land to give an overview of the SUP board and how to correctly Stand Up Paddle. In the water our SUP instructors will go over the basic paddle stroke and helping you work on gaining stability on your paddle board. We will also spend a few minutes talking about differences in SUP board shapes and sizes. All equipment provided.