Rapid Classification System
Whitewater rafting involves a lot of stamina and knowledge of how a river flows. Rivers can vary between difficulties, so when planning a rafting trip it’s important to know what level of difficulty you’re going to be experiencing.
There is a rapid classification system used to compare river difficulty that is arranged into six classes. The system is not exact as rivers don’t always fit easily into one category and a rafter’s experience and knowledge of a river might classify it as a different level of class, but it’s a good starting point for knowing what to expect from a river.
Knowing what you can expect from a river beforehand can determine how much fun you have on a rafting trip. Attempting a river that is not fit for your skill level can be very dangerous and unsafe for you and those around you. Using the rapid classification system can help you make the smart decision of what a good level is for you. New Mexico River Adventures is pleased to bring you exciting rafting trips in New Mexico. From Rio Grande rafting adventures, to trips along the Rio Chama, we want to show you the trip of a lifetime. Find the trip suited for you and contact us today at 1-800-983-7756!