The present village of Abiquiu, population approximately 2,707, is built on the ruins of a prehistoric Tewa Pueblo dating back to the 13th to 16th centuries. Multiple families settled here on a community land grant given to them by Governor Tomas Velez Capuchin in 1754. The new community was called the Pueblo de Abiquiu and became an important trading center for a large area of the Southwest. During this time, Abiquiu was the third largest settlement in all of New Mexico. Now, the town basically consists of the Abiquiu Inn, Bode’s General Store and the post Office. However, it’s the surrounding area that draws thousands of visitors a year to this magical land known for it’s “Cliffs of Shining Stone”. This amazing part of New Mexico was the former home of and inspiration to Georgia O’Keeffe and presently the jump off point to amazing adventures and incredible landscapes along the Rio Chama River.
New Mexico River Adventures is proud to be part of this vibrant community, and to offer the following outdoor adventures to help make your Abiquiu experience truly memorable. Come immerse yourself in the land of enchantment.
Racecourse Half Day
Rio Grande Gorge Full Day
Taos Box Full Day
Rio Chama 3 Day
24 Hours On The Rio Grande
Rio Chama 2 Day Rafting Trip
Half Day SUP
Rock Climbing with New Mexico River Adventures
Orilla Verde Half Day Float
Rio Chama Full Day
Beers and Cheers on the Chama with Santa Fe Brewing Co.
Rio Chama Gourmet Wine Pairing with Chef Rocky Durham and Vivac Winery
Our Original Specialty Trip and longest running. This trip has been life changing for some and always the thrill of the season for most guides. Our good friends at Vivac Winery and the very funny and talented Chef Rocky Durham combine their talents to provide and amazing trip in one of the Southwest's most pristine and beautiful canyons. Each night we will experience a gourmet 4-course meal prepared by Celebrity Chef Rocky Durham of Santa Fe. The dinners will be paired with the award winning wines of Vivac Winery, New Mexico's most acclaimed vintner. This trip usually has a waiting list so please don't wait to reserve your spot for this years trip.
Rio Chama Music Trip with The Hoth Brothers!
Rio Chama SUP 2 Day
Rio Chama SUP 3 Day
Rivers and Brews on the Chama with Bosque Brewing Company
Sunset Gourmet Float
Rio Chama Live Well Retreat
2 Day Beginner Whitewater Kayak Instruction
Private or Custom Whitewater Kayak Instruction
A Cultural History Of The Rio Chama With Dr. Tim Maxwell