No matter what trip you are running with New Mexico River Adventures, safety for all of our guests and guides is paramount. We give a thorough safety orientation at the beginning of each New Mexico rafting trip that is specific to the stretch of river that you are running detailing all scenarios that may come up during the day. The office staff does our very best to match the best trip for each guest over the phone, and we are very flexible should a group want to change their mind if they feel the trip is over the heads of some participants. Our goal is to expose as many people as possible to rivers and wilderness as we can in the safest manner possible.
Just ask one of our friendly reservation staff upon booking about which whitewater rafting, kayaking or stand up paddle boarding trip is best for you and your group. If you have specific concerns, present or prior medical conditions or just general apprehension, let us know and we can address any concerns you may have and make sure to pair you with the greatest and safest whitewater river adventure available.
Often times we are asked if it is possible to enjoy a whitewater rafting trip if a person does not know how to swim. No problem, we are asked this question quite regularly and it is not a prerequisite for rafting adventures. However, it might make a difference in which trip would be best for you. We supply type V life jackets that are designed to keep you afloat with no effort from you. The jacket is designed to keep you floating on your back with a floating flap behind your head. This will help keep your head out of the water in rough whitewater conditions. We also provide adjustable helmets for each participant on all trips with a higher difficulty rating and for all kayaking and stand up paddle boarding adventures.