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Racecourse Half Day

The Racecourse Rafting in New Mexico is our most popular half day trip on the Rio Grande. This trip has it all and is perfect for the whole family!  This is a classic trip and its located a mere 1 mile away from our headquarters. If you’re looking for a memorable addition to your vacation in Northern New Mexico, stop by our headquarters or reserve your space for this wonderful whitewater rafting experience.

Starting the Racecourse

We start at our headquarters where you’ll meet your guides for the day who will outfit you with all the gear necessary for the day on the river. At the headquarters, you’ll find safe secure parking, clean restrooms, changing rooms, shaded picnic tables on our patio rooms and any last minute items you might have forgotten including sunscreen, water shoes, hats and much more. This is the perfect place to start your adventure.

The Racecourse Float

The Racecourse Rafting is the perfect trip for first timers or those whitewater enthusiasts who only have a limited amount of time available. It is class II-III (IV at high water) and absolutely perfect for everyone. Although rare, when the water levels are especially high (usually in late May and June), we do raise the minimum age as this section grows into an extremely fun and continuous section of class III and IV whitewater. Please call if you have any questions about water levels or our minimum ages for any of our trips. We’ll tackle rapids with names like The Maze, Eye of the Needle, Big Rock and the infamous Souse Hole.

Racecourse Trip Availability

The Racecourse rafting trips are available EVERY DAY starting in March through September. When the river levels are low, the adventurous may choose, at no extra charge, to do this trip in inflatable kayaks. All trips meet at our Headquarters. Morning Trips meet at 8:30 AM. Afternoon Trips meet at 12:30 PM. On busier days we also have a 9:30 AM and 1:30 PM departures. All availability can be seen online. Please feel free to book online or call us anytime, 1-800-983-7756, to reserve your space.

*Racecourse whitewater rafting now available as a private trip! Visit our private trips page to learn more about custom adventures tailored to you.

Why New Mexico River Adventures?

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.

Trip Type
  • Families with Kids
  • Rafting
Trip Duration
  • Half Day
Nearby Cities
  • Abiquiu
  • Albuquerque
  • Angel Fire
  • Red River
  • Santa Fe
  • Taos
  • Taos Ski Valley
  • Rio Grande
Also Available for
  • Corporate Retreats
  • Family Reunions
  • Weddings
  • Church and Youth Groups
  • College and School Trips
  • Scouting Groups
  • Minimum Age: 5
    Kids Under 12: $46.00
    Adults: $56.00
    (Per Person)