The Rio Chama is one of a kind. Whether you choose to do a single day trip or a multi-day trip, you will be blown away by the beauty that the canyon holds. With the lower water levels we are experiencing on the Rio Grande, the Army Corps of Engineers has been running a fantastic amount of water through the Chama to help out with irrigation and the ecology downstream. All of our Rio Chama trips meet in Abiquiu at Bode’s general store (great breakfast burritos) where we hop into our vans and make the drive to the put-in. The daily trip drives to Chavez Canyon, just below the Christ in the Desert Monastery, and floats the 9 mile journey to Big Eddy take-out with fun class 2 and 3 whitewater in between. The wilderness section begins outside of Tierra Amarilla just below El Vado Dam and runs down to either Chavez Canyon or Big Eddy depending on the length of your trip. This sections holds great wildlife sightings, spectacular views as well as a few fun rapids. We are proud to also include two specialty trips this season, a beer trip with the folks from Marble Brewery and a Gourmet and Wine pairing trip with our friends from Vivac Winery and Chef Ky Quintanilla from Lambert’s of Taos. Contact our office at 800.983.7756 or visit our website for more information. We hope to see you all on the Rio Chama!