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Rio Chama 2 Day Rafting Trip

Bring the entire family and join us on a 2 day Rio Chama rafting trip for the most scenic multiple day river trip in New Mexico. We begin the 21 mile river trip outside of the alpine town of Chama, NM and float down into a stunning and colorful sandstone and limestone canyon finishing up near the renowned artist village of Abiquiu.

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’Keeffe and Ansel Adams. Red, yellow and purple color bands are painted across the desert as the river flows past towering sandstone cliffs. This stretch of river hides many treasures within the high reaching walls like hot springs, homesteads, ancient Indian ruins, and dinosaur tracks perfectly preserved in Jurassic era mud to name a few.

On this 2 day Rio Chama rafting adventure, we will spend the night at a camp that is right on the river’s edge and backed up by excellent opportunities for hiking and the exploration of numerous side canyons and vistas. Sit back in one of our camp chairs and take in the sunset as the colors of the canyon walls change right before your eyes. Enjoy a cold drink as the guides pass around appetizers and prepare a gorgeous dinner and dessert. This is luxury camping in one of the most beautiful river canyons in the Southwestern United States.

Don’t worry if you don’t have your own tent, sleeping pad or sleeping bag. Just let one of our friendly staff know at the time of reservation and we’ll take care of everything.Our guides are the best in the business, focusing on safety and guest service as a top priority. All 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.

We highly recommend that the adventurous types opt for navigating the river in their own craft, an inflatable kayak. We always bring a large oar powered raft to carry the equipment needed for this incredible wilderness experience. Of course there will also be paddle boats that allow everyone the opportunity to be active in our voyage down this Wild and Scenic River.Minimum age for the 2 day Rio Chama rafting trip is 5 y/o; children should be adventurous and have some previous outdoor experiences.Groups of 4 or more may request Custom dates, subject to availability.

Trip Type
  • Easy Relaxing
  • Families with Kids
  • History and Culture
  • Rafting
  • Kayaking
  • Hiking
Trip Duration
  • Multi Day
  • Rio Chama
Also Available for
  • Corporate Retreats
  • Family Reunions
  • Weddings
  • Church and Youth Groups
  • College and School Trips
  • Scouting Groups
  • Minimum Age: 5
    Kids Under 12: $325.00
    Adults: $395.00
    (Per Person)