Family Rafting With Kids
New Mexico River Adventures has lots of river trips that are suitable for those seeking New Mexico family rafting trips.
For kids 5 years and older we offer either the half day Rio Grande Racecourse or the full day Rio Grande Gorge trips. Both trips offer family oriented Class II and III whitewater rapids that are sure to excite children but not scare them. Both of these river trips are available most days from April through September, depending on the water levels. Please just ask one of our friendly staff or reservationists about which trip is perfect for your family and age groups. Our exceptional guides are trained in whitewater safety, advanced first aid and, most of all, risk management and judgment, so you can be assured that your New Mexico family rafting vacation is being led by a river professional.
Whitewater safety is our top priority and rafting your family safely downstream is our goal. For families with children younger than 5 we offer a half day float trip with no rapids at all. half day trips (lasting about 3 hours) depart 4 times daily, every day of the week, all season. Full day trips (lasting 6 hours) meet at 9am every day and provide an excellent riverside lunch to compliment the day. We provide all the necessary equipment (guide, PFD, rain gear etc.) you need for an excellent day on the Rio with your family and children.
Our New Mexico family rafting trips are not limited only to the Rio Grande. The Rio Chama also offers spectacular trips for kids of all ages. This river can be done a a wonderful day trip depending on the water levels. As well, this river is the perfect introduction to camping for the younger kids and families and can be run as a 2 or 3 day trip through the awe inspiring upper reaches of the canyon and mellow whitewater rapids which are perfect for families and kids. The adventure through the Rio Chama wilderness is not limited to the rafting. At each camp and at numerous stops along the river, there are ample hiking and exploring opportunities. Short hikes to dinosaur tracks, hot springs and gorgeous side canyons are accessible for the entire family.
No matter what time of year it is, the Rio Grande and Rio Chama both offer a variety of great New Mexico rafting trips for everyone. Just give us a call to discuss the many options for you and your family and leave the rest to us. We’re sure you’ll have a wonderful New Mexico family rafting adventure that will leave you and especially the kids wanting more!