About the trip
New Mexico River Adventures is extremely lucky to have internationally renowned Hoth Brothers join us for an amazing 3 day journey through the Rio Chama wilderness.
- 31 miles through the Wild and Scenic Rio Chama Wilderness
- Nightly riverside concerts with the Hoth Brothers
- Beautiful forested campsites beneath towering sandstone walls
- A variety of crafts available to best suit your group
This trip meets at Bode’s General Store, an iconic landmark in Northern New Mexico. Bode’s has offered safe parking for Rio Chama rafters for decades. Bode’s is in the heart of the artists village of Abiquiu, NM which is a mere 1 hour drive from Santa Fe and 1.25 hour drive from Taos. Plan on arriving early to enjoy their famous breakfast burritos and grab any last minute items you may be missing including beer and drinks.
For directions to Bode’s General Store click here!
Can you accommodate my dietary restrictions?
We will do our best! We have carefully crafted our menus to be inclusive of a variety of dietary preferences.
Do I need my own camping equipment?
No, although lots of guests choose to bring their own sleeping bags, we can provide you with a sleeping bag, sleeping pad and tent to share with other members of your group for no extra charge. Just be sure to indicate on your individual trip registration form what gear you would like us to provide and we’ll make sure your covered.
What is the cancellation policy?
Our cancellation policy for groups of less than 18 people, for all Half and Full Day trips is that we do not offer any refunds less than 72 hours before your scheduled trip time. For our Rio Grande overnight trips and for groups of more than 18 participants, no refunds are offered inside of 14 days before your trip date and for our Rio Chama overnight trips, no refunds are offered within 30 days of your scheduled trip date. If you cancel outside of these time frames, you will be eligible for a full refund.
Fun in the Sun on the Chama! We did the three day float down the Rio Chama. We loved being out on the water with a great crew! The food was great, the scenery was spectacular. Our crew made our trip memorable as well as educational. They were the consummate professionals yet personable. Luke, Rachael, Eric and Austin worked together seamlessly. We worked like a well oiled machine. Luke was our trip leader and had a wealth of information of the area and history to share with us. He handled any situation that arose with care and diplomacy. He led us on a short hike through sagebrush and desert plant life. We had a NM folk band along with us that provided midday and evening entertainment. I was impressed with the helpful community we developed over the course of the trip where everyone pitched in to pack and unpack each day. I can't wait to take another trip with NMRA!!Palma H
3 Day Rio Chama The 3 Day Rio Chama trip was stunning. Our guides Brenden and Jack were next level. The food was exquisite, the views were spectacular, and the people were phenomenal. I can’t wait to return to this beautiful river. If you love friends, good food, kayaking, tent camping, and a cold beer after a day in the water this is the perfect trip for you. Thank you for providing us an adventurous outlet after a long quarantine in a safe but fun manner. I highly suggest this trip to anyone looking. This is my second trip with this company and I continue to be beyond impressed with the organization, professionals, and overall experience. Also, I don’t think I ever saw my guides without a smile on their faces. What an amazing time.Kristina W
I was looking for a "family rafting" experience for my daughter's first time rafting and New Mexico River Adventures came up in the search. We decided to go on the three day Rio Chama trip and it was fantastic. The staff was very helpful, attentive, and quick to answer any and all questions from the booking, to the COVID-19 procedures, to the day of rafting and the return. Our guides, Luke Stacy, and Eric, did an excellent job making sure we were safe, entertained, and well cared for during our time on and off the river. We had wonderful views, several hiking opportunities, and delicious meals provided and we all wouldn't hesitate to recommend New Mexico River Adventures to anyone and everyone.Paul Uribe
WHAT TO EXPECT
We will travel downstream through the majestic canyons of the Rio Chama in the craft of your choice, raft, kayak or stand up paddleboard enjoying the amazing scenery and fun class 2-3 rapids. The upper reaches of the river are well known for gorgeous pine trees lining the banks of the river and spectacular views of the desert cliffs that border this area and that are so famous in many different artists works, such as Georgia O’Keefe and Ansel Adams. The mellow whitewater here affords ample opportunity to take in all of the colors and beauty of the famous canyon. Red, yellow and purple color bands are painted across the desert as the river flows past towering sandstone cliffs. Stopping each day along the way to explore the many interesting side canyons, peaks and trails throughout this special river trip. Each afternoon at camp, enjoy a cold drink as the guides pass around appetizers and prepare a gorgeous dinner and dessert. Afterward, you’ll sit back and enjoy incredible music of The Hoth Brothers with towering pines and sandstone walls as the stage.
Boris McCutcheon and Bard Edrington V began “Workin’ and Dreamin” in the winter of 2017 while pruning fruit trees together. Music was the constant conversation that played to the rhythm of saws raking and pruners clipping in the apple orchards near the Chimayo sanctuary or the old plazas of Santa Fe. Both artists had solo careers and were working on their own albums. Bard was recording Espadín and Boris had just released I’m Here Let Me In. Yet, musicians talk music, on the ground or atop a ladder in a tree canopy. And, from amidst this manual labour under the dry desert sun, this album began to emerge.
In 2007 Boris was voted Best Singer-Songwriter in New Mexico at The New Mexico State Fair. He has also been a twice-finalist in the Mountain Stage NewSong Music Competition, where he performed live on Mountain Stage and at Lincoln Center. Boris and his songs have been heard at SXSW, The Americana Fest, Folk Alliance, The Moab Folk Festival, The Telluride Troubadour Contest, and in Utrecht, Holland, at the Blue Highways Festival.
Bard Edrington’s musical roots began when he and Zoe lived in Blowing Rock, NC. The first time he saw Doc Watson play, he was hooked on old time music. Weekly open jams taught him the clawhammer style on the banjo. When exploring Doc Watson’s music, he learned of Mississippi John Hurt and his fingerpicking style of blues. The syncopated rhythms that he held with his thumb, and melodies he played with his fingers, permeated Bard’s mind. From John Hurt, he was introduced to the delta blues players, hill country players, piedmont blues, and on and on
This is truly a one-of-a-kind trip offered only by New Mexico River Adventures. Please call us with any questions at all and don’t hesitate to reserve your spot as space is limited and often times fills up quickly.