About the trip
If you want a true introduction the sport of kayaking, this is absolutely your best option.
- Instruction takes place through the Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument
- State of art Liquid Logic kayaks
- All equipment included
- Learn from New Mexico’s best kayak 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 time of year are you courses offered?
Dates for all of our ACA certification courses in December and January and vary year to year. We usually offer courses in the Spring and Fall. Our custom courses are available at different times throughout the season, please contact our helpful reservation staff for more information and to reserve your space.
What kind of certification will I receive?
Our ACA courses have the opportunity to receive up to a level 4 certification in each skill. Certifications are determined by class participation, understanding of the material and skills.
Who will my instructors be?
All of our instructors are industry leaders with a high level of skill and experience. Their patient, knowledgeable approach to each skill will set you up for not only a fruitful but fun experience.
Amazing scenery for an adventurous, relaxing, and informational river float. The guides do a great job of preparing you for the inflatable kayak maneuvering, that is if you are a beginner. Beautiful landscapes and exceptional tour guides. Will definitely come back. Cody and the rest of the crew are awesome!Christopher S.
WHAT TO EXPECT
With our 2 day New Mexico Kayaking clinic, you’re able to take the time to get a full introduction to all the basics of the sport and leave with the confidence and knowledge to pursue kayaking as your new life long passion.
Beginner Whitewater Kayak Instruction Location
All of our courses meet at our whitewater headquarters in the heart of the Rio Grande Gorge. With a wide variety of sections, the Rio Grande is the perfect venue for any and all styles and skill levels of kayaking. 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 kayak. Leave it up to our world class instructors to get you started in this incredible pursuit!