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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 […]

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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 […]

driveable getaways staycations new mexico

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 […]

Suspending operations in response to COVID-19

Operations Temporarily Suspended | COVID-19

March 19th, 2020

With the ongoing progression of COVID-19 throughout our state, country and world, as the leading outfitter in New Mexico, New Mexico River Adventures has the responsibility to suspend the operations of our trips for the next three weeks or however long is necessary.

Activities In Santa Fe New Mexico

Best Activities In Santa Fe

January 28th, 2020

Activities in Santa Fe are diverse and plentiful. Enjoy New Mexico’s outdoor recreation and rich cultural history before indulging in fine cuisine!