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Bachelor Party In New Mexico

5 Best Outdoor Bachelor Party Ideas In New Mexico

October 19th, 2020

Planning an outdoor bachelor party in New Mexico? A bachelor party is an important bonding experience among friends. A great time to get together and relive great times together from the past and create memories to last a lifetime. What people don’t always realize is that a bachelor party is not meant to be a one night or even a one-day experience. It should last at least a weekend and involve a variety of great activities that the entire group will enjoy and talk about for many, many years to come. With New Mexico’s unique landscape, remote destinations, and cultural and culinary resources, there are few places better suited to send the bachelor off in style. Look no further than Northern New Mexico for the ultimate bachelor party getaway!   Here are the 5 best outdoor bachelor party ideas in New Mexico! A New Mexico Brewery Tasting Wine Tasting & Hot Springs In New Mexico Ski Trips In New Mexico Hiking New Mexico Multi-Day Rafting On The Rio Chama   1. A New Mexico Brewery Tasting Eat, Drink, and Be Merry! Between Albuquerque and Taos lies a treasure trove of some of the best breweries in the country. Don’t forget […]

Overnight Rafting Trips

Top 3 Overnight Rafting Trips

August 20th, 2020

Whether you have experienced day river trips or are a total first-timer, the perfect overnight rafting trips await you in New Mexico. Overnight rafting trips are a great way to take it up a level and find time in the wilderness with family and friends, new and old. Northern New Mexico is known for its scenic beauty. Our river canyons are complemented by scenic vistas, colorful canyon walls, various wildlife, and cultural treasures. Are you new to whitewater rafting or aren’t sure which trip is right for you? Don’t worry, there is an overnight trip for any level of adventurer. NMRA makes this experience a breeze as we provide all your boating and camp equipment. Here are the top 3 overnight rafting trips available to you in New Mexico! Rio Chama – 3 Day Rafting Trip Taos Box Overnight Whitewater Rafting Trip 24 Hours On The Rio Grande   1)     Rio Chama – 3 Day Rafting Trip Welcome to the Rio Chama, a Wild and Scenic River. The Rio Chama is a major tributary of the Rio Grande. Flowing through the Chama River Wilderness you are treated to a scenic wilderness adventure. The Rio Chama River Valley is credited to be […]

Rafting With Kids & Families

5 Tips For Rafting With Kids

August 10th, 2020

Rafting with kids provides a family experience that you cannot find any other way. Immersing yourself amongst canyons and wilderness that allows screen-free time and family bonding helps families grow closer together. NMRA is a family-owned company, and we’ve created a few experiences with the family dynamic in mind. We want the entire family to have a great time and return for many river trips in the future. Our guides are aware of this, so come prepared with a few jokes and get ready to have some fun!   Here are 5 things to consider when rafting with kids in New Mexico. What to wear? Snacks Water (To Drink!) Choosing the right trip Time spent together as a family 1)    What you should wear?   When rafting with kids, it’s best to bring synthetic materials, and layers. On our day trips, you should focus on layers and look ahead to the local weather forecast. Sun protective clothing, rain jacket, and a winter hat will have you covered for most weather conditions on overnight trips, our high alpine desert environment can be cold at night, even during peak summer. Read more using NMRA’s suggested packing lists. They are linked above.   2)    Snacks […]

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Best Multi Day Rafting In New Mexico

June 16th, 2020

Multi-day rafting in New Mexico is a bucket list experience!  Whether you’ve experienced day river trips or are a total first-timer, New Mexico’s diverse river canyons are sure to have the perfect adventure for you. Overnight trips are a great way to take it up a level and find time in the wilderness with family and friends, new and old. Northern New Mexico is known for its scenic beauty, but with whitewater, there is an overnight trip for any level of adventurer. NMRA makes this experience a breeze as we provide all your boating and camping equipment. Here are NMRA’s best multi-day rafting trips in New Mexico! Rio Chama Rafting 3 Day Trip Taos Box Rafting Overnight Trip Rio Grande Rafting Overnight Trip 1.  Rio Chama Whitewater Rafting The Rio Chama is a Wild and Scenic River! The Rio Chama is a major tributary of the Rio Grande. Flowing through the Chama River Wilderness you are treated to a scenic wilderness adventure. The Rio Chama River Valley is credited to be a source of inspiration for Georgia O’Keeffe and her New Mexico Landscape paintings. NMRA offers a variety of trips along the Rio Chama. We first think of family-friendly float […]

New Mexico Adventures

Top 5 New Mexico Adventures

May 20th, 2020

New Mexico is known as the “Land of Enchantment” and with good reason! No matter the kind of adventure you are looking for, there is sure to be somewhere in this beautiful state that will provide the unforgettable experience you’re looking for. From the adrenaline-packed white water rapids, to the breathtaking and peaceful desert sunsets, there is very little that New Mexico doesn’t offer! To help you narrow down the overwhelming amount of experiences available, we have created a list of the top five New Mexico adventures! White Water Rafting The Rio Grande Chaco Culture National Historic Park White Sands National Park Wheeler Peak Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness   White Water Rafting The Rio Grande Starting from the San Juan mountain range in Colorado, and journeying 1,900 miles to the Gulf of Mexico, we are lucky enough to have a piece of the Rio Grande in our backyard! Some of the best rafting experiences on the Rio Grande are located in the northeastern part of the state near Taos. The Rio Grande offers many adventures that everyone could enjoy! You can take a full-day trip down the adrenaline pumping 17-mile section of the Rio known as the Taos Box, offering a plethora […]

New Mexico Rafting Headquarters

Update On COVID & New Mexico Adventures

May 15th, 2020

Hello to you all from all of us at New Mexico River Adventures. We hope this update finds you all well and hanging in there as we continue to navigate these different times.  During the last couple of months that we have been unable to run commercial trips, we have been keeping busy making even more improvements around the headquarters.  We’ve reworked our confirmation emails, rebuilt lifejacket, and cooler racks, gone over all of our boats with a fine-toothed comb, and even planted a ton of sunflowers to bring some sunshiny happiness later in the season. After our Governor’s last update regarding the current restrictions, we are hopeful that we will be able to open in June, as long as she deems it safe to do so. While we do not have a definitive opening date right now, we are ready to go the second we get the word! Many of the New Mexico rafting outfitters have been working together and have submitted our COVID-safe practices that we will be following once open.  I can assure you that we will be going above and beyond to ensure all our guests and employees are kept safe while rafting with NMRA. We […]

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Top 3 Drivable Getaways & Staycations in New Mexico

April 28th, 2020

Now is the perfect time to begin planning a drivable getaway in New Mexico. Looking for the best drivable getaways and staycations in New Mexico? With travel plans constantly changing, one thing we can count on is adventures in our own backyard. When you’re ready, the perfect staycation is in reach with a limited commitment on your part.  We hope you’ll consider the following adventures when it’s time to explore New Mexico. Without further delay, here is our list of the 3 best drivable getaways and staycation destinations in New Mexico: Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument Santa Fe Taos Ski Valley 1. Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument After spending so much time over the last month or two at your house, treat yourself with some time in the great outdoors.  New Mexico has so many beautiful National Parks and National Monuments to immerse you in nature.  Head up to the Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument and spend time in the heart of one of the most amazing Gorges in the West.  As you drive north from Espanola toward Taos, don’t forget to look to your right and take in the views of the jagged, snow-capped peaks of […]

Family rafting in New Mexico

Best Family Whitewater Rafting Trips In New Mexico

March 30th, 2020

Let us lead your family into adventure and lifetime memories! New Mexico River Adventures is a family-run business that understands and values how important it is to expose children to new experiences while keeping your most precious cargo safe. The best and most popular time of year for any of these family whitewater rafting trips is during the summer break from school when the weather in the high desert is right around perfect every single day! Our impeccable safety record and highly trained guides speak for themselves, but let us fill you in on a few of the family-friendly trips we offer. We believe these are the three best family whitewater rafting trips in New Mexico! 1. Half-Day Orilla Verde The perfect family whitewater rafting trip in New Mexico that suits most ages is the half-day Orilla Verde, with the minimum age being 3. The launch point is in the lower section of the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument which offers gorgeous scenery and ample wildlife sightings. The calm stretch of river is punctuated with few very mild rapids to give the kiddos something to get excited for. As with all of our trips, we will stop midway down […]