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Red River

Red River is a quaint, year around mountain town that is all about relaxation and fun!  This “mainstreet” town is a favorite among families and couples alike.  Situated at the base of the north slope of Wheeler Peak in the heart of the Sangre De Cristo mountains which includes Red River Ski Area, the views from anywhere in town are nothing less than stunning.  Don’t be surprised if you walk past a Americana Music legend while strolling down main street as this is a favorite destination to many musicians and music festivals throughout the summer months.  This town knows how to have fun! Summer activities are ample and not limited to just rafting.

New Mexico River Adventures is proud to be part of this vibrant community, and to offer the following outdoor adventures to help make your Red River experience truly memorable.  Our base of operations for our Red River Rafting, Kayaking and Stand Up Paddleboarding adventures is just an hour and twenty minutes from the center of town.  Come immerse yourself in the land of enchantment.

The Trips

Rio Chama 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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