The Rio Grande Valley has been populated and cultivated since as far back as 2,000 B.C. The Pueblo people who lived in the area when Europeans arrived had a sophisticated culture and advanced skills in stone masonry, ceramics and a wide range of arts and crafts. Many of these traditional techniques are practiced to this day, handed down through the generations. The first Spanish explorers arrived in Albuquerque in approximately 1540 under General Francisco de Coronado. Later expeditions brought settlers deep into New Mexico’s river valleys. Today Albuquerque is a major Southwestern city with a diverse population and some of the nation’s leading high-tech research facilities. At the same time, its cultural traditions continue to be an essential part of everyday life in the city. With one foot in the past, one foot in the present and both eyes on the future, Albuquerque is a fascinating place to visit.
New Mexico River Adventures is proud to be part of this vibrant community, and to offer the following outdoor adventures to help make your Albuquerque experience truly memorable. Our base of operations for our Albuquerque Rafting, Kayaking and Stand Up Paddleboarding adventures is a mere two hour drive from the center of the city which in the West is “just up the road”. 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
Classic Taos Box Overnight
Rio Chama 2 Day Rafting Trip
La Junta Full Day
Orilla Verde Half Day Float
Rio Chama Full Day
Beers and Cheers on the Chama with Santa Fe Brewing Co.
Destination New Mexico
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!
Rivers and Brews on the Chama with Bosque Brewing Company
Sunset Gourmet Float
Rio Chama Live Well Retreat
A Cultural History Of The Rio Chama With Dr. Tim Maxwell