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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This weekend people from all over New Mexico and the Southwest will be flocking to the mighty Rio Grande to enjoy one of the oldest river festivals in the Western U.S. Mother’s Day weekend has always been synonymous with whitewater fun and camaraderie here on the Rio Grande. This year we have had a tremendous amount of enthusiasm coming from the New Mexico River Outfitters and the great community of private boaters across the state to help organize one of the greatest festivals yet. There will be three full days of activities to enjoy. Starting with a great day of river and wilderness interpretive speakers and fun games and prizes at the River Rendezvous on Friday and continuing through the weekend with fun races and events for all ages and a special migratory bird display. Here is the list of events so please come up and join us for a great weekend on the Rio. Be sure to stop by the Downriver Kayak race on Sat to say hi to your favorite New Mexico River Adventures guides who will be organizing the event. Happy Mother’s Day! Friday May 10, 2013 – 9:30-5:00 River Rendezvous- River Guide Orientation $15 per person […]
A few weeks ago, some of the guides from New Mexico River Adventures took it upon themselves to clean up the famous Racecourse stretch of the Rio Grande. The Racecourse is the most popular section of river on the Upper Rio Grande, consisting of a dozen fun, class 2-4 rapids. New Mexico River Adventures offers half and full day trips daily on this stretch from April 1st to Oct. 1st. They made there way downstream slowly looking for any and all types of trash on the side of the river. After a full day of searching and collecting, there was quite a bounty consisting of multiple coolers and trash bags full of trash and recyclables. For these guides it was quite an accomplishment as they enjoy this stretch nearly everyday of the summer and take great pride in their home stretch of river, The Racecourse. Thanks to Sean, Wendy, Garret, Jenne and Nicole for doing such a great job and helping to keep the Wild and Scenic Rio Grande, wild and scenic!
The life of the Rio Grande has been drastically altered over the past one hundred years…the river has been dammed, diverted, channeled, and, in some stretches, gone completely dry. The river’s needs have been sorely neglected, which has in turn had a significant impact on the lives of the fish, birds, and other creatures that rely on the river and the bosque for habitat. “All over the West, rivers have been manipulated,” said Steve Harris, director of Rio Grande Restoration. “I can’t think of any river system that doesn’t have a long list of extirpated or extinct species, or ones on the endangered list.” Healthy rivers are essential to the livelihoods and wildlife of the interior west. In an era of growing demand for freshwater and climate change impacts to water supply, there is one organization that has led the charge, working to assure that the Rio Grande will again flow as the Great River, with a restored ecosystem. This organization is Rio Grande Restoration and deserves your support! A high level of water extraction for agriculture and increasing domestic use threatens the Rio Grande. Most of the major tributaries and many of the lesser ones support substantial agricultural production. […]