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Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Standup paddling or SUP originated in the Hawaiian Islands and is fast becoming the paddle sport of choice not only on the coast but on rivers and lakes throughout the southwest. SUP offers amazing fitness, balance and coordination in a non-intimidating, fun manor appealing to all ages. New Mexico River Adventures is the first and only full service SUP outfitter in the state of New Mexico offering rentals, lessons and guided tours on the many pristine rivers and lakes in the great state of New Mexico.

Guided Adventures

Rio Grande: We offer a full day guided adventure for the beginner or novice stand up paddle boarder. With a variety of beautiful class 2-3 sections, the Rio Grande is the perfect destination for the SUP enthusiast. Come join one of our many world class guides for the highlight to your New Mexico vacation. We offer trips for both Beginners and Intermediates and all trips meet at our Whitewater Headquarters.

Rio Chama: New Mexico River Adventures is proud to offer one of the greatest SUP trips available in the U.S., a three day trip down the Wild and Scenic Rio Chama. This is the perfect combination of SUP and a remarkable self support, multi-day river trip. Very few places offer the beauty of a desert river canyon with the perfect mix of calm waters and a few manageable class 2-3 rapids to challenge stand up paddle boarders of all skill levels. This trip can be designed as a 3-day instructional or a guided trip for the experienced paddler. A great trip for groups looking for the next best thing in the world of SUP. Please join us for the amazing experience in one of the most scenic locations in the Southwest. These trips are perfect for both Beginners and Intermediates and can be run as a 2 Day Trip or a 3 Day Trip.

* Gear that is included in our class: Standup Paddleboard, paddle, P.F.D (personal flotation device), helmet and wetsuit (if desired).

The Trips

Rio Chama SUP 3 Day

This is the signature multi-day rafting trip in New Mexico. Due to regularly scheduled releases from El Vado Resevior, we are able to enjoy this incredible canyon and three day rafting trip, most weeks from April through August. We raft 33 mile section of river outside of the the alpine town of Tierra Amarilla, NM. The trip consists of a float through the stunning and colorful sandstone and limestone walls of this amazing canyon and 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.

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