Last week, our guides headed up to run one of their annual training trips on the coveted Razorblades section of the Rio Grande. This section is one of the favorites for New Mexico River Adventures as we have the distinction of the only company in New Mexico to offer trips here. The section is found in the Wild Rivers Recreation Area and is absolutely beautiful.
Known for its remote setting and continuous and challenging whitewater, the Razorblades is not for the timid. This trip is special for so many reasons but most of all, it provides a true “expedition” style trip condensed into one single day. The guides work very hard on these trips carrying each raft, weighing about 100 lbs, in addition to all of the safety gear and lunch down a steep trail to the put-in. From here, the guides inflate the rafts while the trip leader covers an extensive safety orientation with all of the guests. Once the gear is ready and everyone is familiar with the basics of boat and paddling dynamics as well as river safety and hazards, its time to get wet!
Ask any of the guides what their favorite part of a trip to the Razorblades and most will tell you its the canyon. This part of the Rio Grande Gorge is hardly ever visited. As I mentioned before, New Mexico River Adventures is the only company offering trips here, additionally, there are very few private boating trips that make the trip to this incredibly scenic, challenging and remote section of the Rio Grande Gorge. This makes for an extremely special day in the Rio Grande wilderness and one that you are sure not to forget for years to come.
We are hopeful that the river flows will allow us to enjoy the Razorblades through the middle of May during this 2014 season. Unfortunately, the water level window for the Razorblades is just a bit smaller than that of the Taos Box. Call one of our friendly reservation staff for more information or to reserve your space for this one-of-a-kind whitewater experience in Northern New Mexico and in the remote Rio Grande Gorge.