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Wendy putting the final touches on the front entrance

NMRA Headquarters Officially Open

May 18th, 2011

New Mexico River Adventure’s new headquarters is officially open! We have been very busy in Rinconada recently and the newest and most complete rafting facility is finally open. Our full service base is complete with safe, secure parking and a full retail space full of fun items like NMRA t-shirts, hats and chums. We are also very excited about our latest offering, Stand Up Paddle Boarding. We have a nice selection of “SUP” boards from Boardworks available for rentals or guided trips and Instruction. Perfect for lower water on the Rio Grande and an amazing way to run the Chama. Simply the latest, greatest way to run the river. Come by and see what we mean or just say hi and check out the new facility. See you soon!

Stand Up Paddle Boarding is now available at New Mexico River Adventures

May 7th, 2011

We are excited to add New Mexico stand up paddle boarding to our lineup. It is an awesome sport and really fun on the local lakes and rivers. The river is just a couple miles from our headquarters in Rinconada, NM. So come rent a board from us or take a lesson. You will have the time of your life. Call 1-800-983-7756 for more information or to reserve a board today. Thanks, NMRA See you soon…

Res ready for the new home

Days 5, 6, and 7. The New Headquarters is coming along nicely.

April 1st, 2011

A week ago Monday, all we had for our new headquarters at New Mexico River Adventures was a freshly poured concrete slab. By day Seven, we had all the framing done, the trusses up, the sheathing for the roof and sides on and just a few minor details left for the framing inspection. The bathrooms and office are framed up inside the building. The Plumbing is in and the Electrical has started. We will have the windows and doors in soon and then the Stucco will start. Any ideas for stucco color? We are thinking something with a cool standout color… While working on the building, the phone has been ringing and trips are being booked. Rafting season is just around the corner and we are super excited to have our new location open by then. So check out the Raft Trips we offer and book an awesome trip. We also offer Mountain Biking, Specialty Trips, International Trips, and a great Whitewater kayak Instruction school. See you all soon and check back for updates on the New Headquarters and the upcoming season. Enjoy the photos of our progress. Thanks, NMRA…

Holding up the NM sky..

New Mexico River Adventures New Headquarters is Being Built

March 24th, 2011

Hello everyone, New Mexico River Adventures new headquarters is being built as we speak. The site is located in Rinconada, New Mexico on HWY 68 and is only a couple minute drive to the Racecourse section of the Rio Grande and is situated in the perfect spot for all our other New Mexico rafting trips. This past week we have poured the slab and framed up all the walls. The sheathing and roof will be on in a few days and we will keep you posted with photos of our progress. We are super excited about the upcoming rafting season and can’t wait to share a wonderful river experience with you. Thanks, NMRA…. The framing of the walls…. Matt is happy to have the walls up Can’t beat having a brewery across the street from NMRA headquarters.

So It Begins!!

March 18th, 2011

It is official! New Mexico River Adventures has run our first trip of the 2011 season.  Mark and Leigh of San Antonio, Texas joined us for two fantastic days of biking and rafting.  The biking portion took place along the West Rim trail overlooking the Taos Box section and stopping for lunch near the Gorge Bridge, a breathtaking sight not to be missed.  The river trip was the next day on the lower canyon starting with a scenic float through the Orilla Verde State Park followed up with and exciting ride through the Racecourse, the class 3 section.  The temperatures in Northern New Mexico are starting to warm up and spring is definitely in the air! It is prime time for a those of you out there that would prefer to run the river and see less people and more wildlife.  The bald eagles are still hanging out near the river fattening up for the flight back north in the near future. The plans for our brand new shop are moving along right on schedule.  NMRA will be meeting all of our guests at the new location just south of the ending point of the most popular section on the […]

A Letter From John At Known World Guides

February 17th, 2011

Hello Everyone, I just wanted to inform everyone that Known World Guides has been sold to some of the Known World Guides. Matt Gontram and Wendy Hinton have purchased the business from me in the past few weeks. I had decided after 16 years of outfitting that I wanted to pursue other items such as my conservation work and have a little more free time in the summers to run other rivers and explore more of the world. I’m sure that most of you all remember Wendy as she was one of our Guide School Graduates in the summer of 2001 and then became a key figure in our operation for a number of years before leaving to run other rivers and pursue Nursing School. Matt and I have known each other for many years and worked together on the Salt River in AZ as well as his working for Known World during the high water seasons. Matt also has an international guiding business called Global Descents,,  that runs rivers in Africa and Chile just to name a few. I want to assure you all that Matt and Wendy are some of the most professional, enthusiastic, and personable outdoor […]

Read About the River!

June 29th, 2010

Whether you’re looking for a wild whitewater rafting trip through the Class IV rapids of the world famous Taos Box or a scenic floating raft trip through the azure canyon of the Rio Chama, New Mexico River Adventures, (formerly Known World Guides) has a New Mexico river rafting trip or outdoor adventure for you and your family or group. Whitewater and Scenic river rafting is our specialty, but we also offer adventures and activities in other outdoor pursuits. If you’re interested in kayak instruction with world class instructors, mountain biking the local trails with our knowledgeable guides, or wilderness travel in the high alpine country with seasoned professionals, New Mexico River Adventures can offer you a wide variety of River and land based activities. We are recognized within the Santa Fe and Taos rafting community as being the swift water safety specialists and in fact provide the area’s river rescue and whitewater guide training. And, have always been known for having fun, highly-trained guides. We love what we do and it shows. Learn more about white water rafting in New Mexico today.