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Razorblades Full Day

New Mexico River Adventures is very proud to be the only outfitter in New Mexico to offer trips through the extremely remote, difficult and pristine Razorblades section of the Rio Grande. The “Blades” is a Class IV section for those who have seen the Taos Box section and want to try something different.

Due to its inaccessibility, the Razorblades rafting section of the Rio Grande is truly one of the most pristine sections to this beautiful canyon that you’ll ever have the opportunity to experience. From river perspectives to wildlife to that great feeling of remoteness, this trip delivers that elusive, true, wilderness river expedition experience that you may be looking for and have yet to find. This trip involves a steep hike into and out of the upper gorge. All guests will go through some serious raft handling and safety instruction involving; how to paddle, dry land command training, high siding and low siding techniques, swimming in big whitewater, swimming under the boat, getting yourself back into the boat, and self rescue. This trip definitely adds a new interactive twist to your normal class IV whitewater rafting trip.

Our Guides for Razorblades

Our guides are the best in the business, focusing on safety and guest service as a top priority. Due to the nature of this particular trip, anyone not meeting the head guides minimum standards will not be allowed to participate and will forfeit deposit.

All of our river guides are extremely knowledgeable about the area’s geology, ecology and history and just love being on the river. Many with experience on rivers all over the country and across the globe, I know you’ll enjoy each one as much as we do and will certainly help to make your day on the river the best possible.

Paddle boats and Paddle Assist oar boats (guides decision). About half way through this pristine section of the Rio Grande, your trip will stop and take a break on one of the beautiful riverside beaches. Here, a expedition style river side lunch is served prepared fresh by our guides.

Minimum age for the Razorblades experience is 16 and a parent or guardian must be present. The Razorblades trips are water level dependent and usually are best run in May and June. Please note that some seasons, this section is not available. Please call, 1-800-983-7756 for available dates and river conditions.

This trip is yet another reason why New Mexico River Adventures is your choice for the greatest and most unique white water rafting in New Mexico!

Trip Type
  • Wild or Extreme
  • Rafting
Trip Duration
  • Full Day
Nearby Cities
  • Abiquiu
  • Albuquerque
  • Angel Fire
  • Red River
  • Santa Fe
  • Taos
  • Taos Ski Valley
  • Rio Grande
  • Minimum Age: 16
    Adults: $150.00
    (Per Person)