In 2011 we decided to make some big changes and offer a new experience for river enthusiasts in New Mexico. We changed our name to New Mexico River Adventures and built a brand new headquarters just 1 mile from the take out of the most popular stretch of Rio Grande rafting. We wanted to create a full service facility because we believe that each guests adventure starts the minute we meet you before the trip. These are just some of the ways we are setting ourselves apart from the other rafting outfitters in New Mexico.
Private, Secure Parking
From the minute you arrive at our new headquarters you’ll be greeted by one of our many friendly staff in our gated, private parking lot. You won’t have to park in a public parking lot and look around for your rafting company’s representative. With NMRA, you meet at our headquarters and don’t have to worry about theft or your personal belongings going missing.
Full Service Retail/Souvenir Shop
We know that sometimes you might forget little things like sunscreen, water bottles, eyeglass retainers or hats. Our headquarters have you covered with all of the small items as well as stylish rafting t-shirts and souvenirs to remember your trip.
Private Changing Rooms
Unlike the other outfitter where you might have to change in an outhouse or public changing room at the river’s start or finishing point, we have you covered. In our back patio area we have private changing rooms where you can comfortably change into your rafting attire and likewise get some warm, dry clothes on right after the trip.
Clean, Nice Bathrooms
No outhouses here. Our headquarters has large handicap accessible restrooms for you to use before and after each trip. Its the little things that make a difference!
Everyone enjoys seeing photos of their day on the river. Unlike the other outfitters, we have our own photography staff that are taking photos of only New Mexico River Adventures. You won’t have to pay much significantly more money for your photos and order them online. Upon arriving at the Headquarters after your trip, your photos will be displayed in a slide show on our large flat screen t.v. You can enjoy all of the pictures of the trip and leave with a CD of all of the pictures of your New Mexico rafting trip.
Riverside snack at a great swimming spot mid-trip
At New Mexico River Adventures, our goal is to spend as much time on the river as possible. When we arrive at the starting point of the trip, you’ll notice that we get you ready and on the river faster than anyone else. As well, at the end we get you back to the headquarters right away. Why spend a half hour or more milling around the starting and finishing points waiting for your company to get their boats ready and start the trip? Our guides like spending the most time on the river as possible and that’s exactly what we do. On our half day rafting trips, we bring a snack for you to enjoy on a riverside beach about half way through the trip. We don’t mind taking the effort to carry everything with us in the raft in order to maximize your time on the river.
ACA certified Stand Up Paddle Boarding instructor
In 2011, we became the first rafting outfitter in New Mexico to offer Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) trips and rentals. This extremely popular new river sport has swept across the country and we agree that it is a wonderful new way to enjoy the world class sections of the Rio Grande and Rio Chama. That very same year, our lead instructor and guide, became the first American Canoe Association certified SUP instructor.
Back Yard Barbeques at our Headquarters
If you have a group of 12 or more, we offer a delicious BBQ in our back patio area before or after your trip. This is a great way to start or finish your trip. This is yet another way that we can customize your adventure with us. This can also include pick up and drop off at your hotel. Just speak with one of our friendly staff about creating an all inclusive adventure for your group. Also, don’t forget to walk across the street for a tasty bottle or growler of one of the many craft beers at the Blue Heron Brewing Co. Our primary goal as a premier rafting outfitter in New Mexico is to provide the best guest service available on the river of Northern New Mexico and beyond. Contact us today and see for yourself what sets us apart from the rest!