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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 […]

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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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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 […]


Give the Gift of Adventure!

December 2nd, 2016

Save 20% on Our Most Popular Adventures The holidays are just around the corner, and we’d like to say thanks and give the gift of adventure to our friends and family by offering a 20% discount on our most popular trips.  How about a New Mexico River Adventures Gift Certificate for the perfect holiday gift! Now through the end of the year, you can save 20% when booking a half day Racecourse or full day Rio Grande Gorge or Taos Box adventure online for the 2017 season.  Just enter the promo code 2017Gift at check out and you’ll immediately receive your confirmation for the adventure of a lifetime in 2017!


Gourmet River and Wine on the Rio Chama

June 23rd, 2013

Over Memorial Day weekend we welcomed our second annual Gourmet Wine tasting trip on the Rio Chama with Vivac Winery and Chef Ky Quintanilla from Lambert’s of Taos.  This years trip was spectacular as we spent three days traveling through the Wild and Scenic Rio Chama Wilderness.  Our trip this year was sold out with river, food and wine enthusiast alike.  We had 4 rafts, 2 inflatable kayaks and 2 stand up paddleboards.  Nearly everyone got an opportunity to enjoy the inflatable kayaks while the rest of us rode in the paddle boats with Matt and Bean as Sean and Susie rowed the gear boats.  We all marveled at Sean and Katheryn’s abilities to negotiate each rapid and the wind on the stand up paddleboards with Jake leading the way. As we settled into the first nights camp, Michelle and Jesse prepared the first sequence of wines for all to enjoy and started us off immediately with Vivac’s incredible Chardonnay.  The guides set the table with awesome nice pine cone and flower center pieces put together by Susie and Bean and sat down for the first of 4 delicious courses. As Chef Ky presented each course, Jesse and Michelle gave […]

A Snowy Novenber Day at New Mexico River Adventures Headquarters

Winter At New Mexico River Adventures

January 2nd, 2013

Winter is brewing here at New Mexico River Adventures.  It’s been cold recently and we’ve started to see some wet storms.  In the last three week we’ve had close to 12 inches of snow at the boathouse and more than 4 feet in the mountains.  Not only does this mean the ski areas are happy and constantly opening up new terrain, but it also means that are snow pack is building for the 2013 season.  We’ll keep praying for snow and looking forward to an exciting rafting season to come on the Rio Grande and Rio Chama. One thing is for sure, the landscape around the NMRA shop and boathouse is just as stunning in the winter as they are in the summer.  With the exposed rock peaking through the snow across the ridge lines and the canyons, we are truly lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the world.  Red chile ristras litter the porches and the candelarias are still out as Christmas passes us by and the 2013 commences. As the winter continues and the snow falls, we will be keeping you posted on all the new trips and developments with New Mexico River Adventures.  Also […]

Rio Chama-Rama!

June 20th, 2012

The Rio Chama is one of a kind.  Whether you choose to do a single day trip or a multi-day trip, you will be blown away by the beauty that the canyon holds.  With the lower water levels we are experiencing on the Rio Grande, the Army Corps of Engineers has been running a fantastic amount of water through the Chama to help out with irrigation and the ecology downstream. All of our Rio Chama trips meet in Abiquiu at Bode’s general store (great breakfast burritos) where we hop into our vans and make the drive to the put-in.  The daily trip drives to Chavez Canyon, just below the Christ in the Desert Monastery, and floats the 9 mile journey to Big Eddy take-out with fun class 2 and 3 whitewater in between.  The wilderness section begins outside of Tierra Amarilla just below El Vado Dam and runs down to either Chavez Canyon or Big Eddy depending on the length of your trip. This sections holds great wildlife sightings, spectacular views as well as a few fun rapids. We are proud to also include two specialty trips this season, a beer trip with the folks from Marble Brewery and a […]

Shiny New Boats!

March 10th, 2012

New Mexico River Adventures has just added to our fleet! We are the proud new owners of two brand spanking new Super Duper Pumas made by the company Aire out of Idaho.  We absolutely love this versatile design.  It is long enough to offer great stability in higher water situations in the Taos Box, as well as plenty of room for our guests to be comfortable and not feeling like sardines in a can.  The Super Duper is also skinny enough to work well in lower water technical situations, such as sliding through the slot at Big Rocks or threading through rocks at the Eye of the Needle.  Along with these two red beauties, we also added a couple of double inflatable kayaks into the mix.  Last season we had a few requests for these and we have answered the call.  They are perfect for any combination of skill level and a great way to share an adventure with your favorite partner.  New Mexico River Adventures does not charge any extra to take inflatable kayaks on our Rio Grande Gorge, Orilla Verde, Bosque or Racecourse trips.  We are so excited to take these babies for a spin.  If you book […]