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The Racecourse

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 Out

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.

Floating The Racecourse

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. 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.

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.

The Racecourse rafting trips are available EVERY DAY starting in March through September. All trips meet at our headquarters. Morning Trips meet at 8:30 AM. Afternoon Trips meet at 12:30 PM. Please feel free to book online or call us anytime, 1-800-983-7756, to reserve your space. Pricing is $54 for adults and $44 for kids 12 and under.  The minimum age for the Racecourse is 5 (13 at higher water levels).

Trip Type
1/2 Day
Rio Grande
Adults: $54.00
Kids Under 12: $44.00
Minimum Age: 5


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