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Half Day

Is your time limited?  Do you want to test the waters for the first time and see what the wonderful world of Taos and Santa Fe Rafting is all about?  A Half Day rafting trip on the Racecourse or Orilla Verde Float might be the perfect choice.  You can choose more or less excitement between these two options in order to accommodate your entire group.  Remember, as the water levels drop, the Racecourse is the perfect class 2-3 trip for virtually everyone ages 5 and up, regardless of individual level of adventure.  Also, a Half Day rafting trip is a perfect way to round out a day trip to Taos if you are staying in Santa Fe or vice versa.  The road between Taos and Santa Fe runs right by our Headquarters and through the river canyon.  Don’t miss out on the perfect dose of wilderness and adrenaline while you’re visiting beautiful Northern New Mexico

The Trips

Racecourse Half Day

This is the most popular rafting trip in New Mexico. This 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, we do raise the minimum age as this section grows into an extremely fun and continuous section of class III and IV whitewater. Truly a great trip and its located a mere 1 mile away from our headquarters. If you're looking for memorable addition to your vacation in Northern New Mexico, stop by our headquarters or reserve your space for this wonderful whitewater rafting experience.

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Rock Climbing with New Mexico River Adventures

Our rock climbing trips near Taos NM take place in the heart of the Rio Grande Gorge just above the Wild and Scenic Rio Grande. The Dead Cholla Wall is an established rock climbing area featuring over two-dozen climbing routes just below the rim of the Rio Grande Gorge. No experience is necessary for this trip and is available to all ages, abilities and levels of fitness.

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Orilla Verde Half Day Float

This is the perfect trip for everyone in the entire family or those who just feel like a lazy float down the river. The Orilla Verde section meanders through a beautiful section of the canyon offering incredible bird watching opportunities as well as regular sightings of river otters playing along the river bank.

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Guided Fly Fishing from Red River-Half Day

NMRA proudly offers walk and wade fly-fishing adventures in and around the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Whether you are a seasoned fisherman looking for new water or new techniques to improve your game, or if you are needing a fishing buddy, or if you have never held a fly rod, we have you covered. We offer both full and half day trips throughout the area.  Our local waters vary from high alpine, hike access cutthroat lakes, to road accessed wade rivers – and everything in between!  We customize each trip based on the experience you desire, current area fishing conditions, size of group and experience level.

Guided Fly Fishing Trip from Santa Fe – Half Day

The professional guides of New Mexico River Adventures and our partners at High Desert Angler know the waters around Santa Fe like few others.  Not only do they take you to where the fish are but are expert in helping you catch them. We can teach first timers of all ages in the basics and guide them to success.  Seasoned anglers have the opportunity to fine tune skills and increase their knowledge.  We have the finest and most professional guides in the region and you can be assured a great experience every time you fish with us.

Guided Horseback Riding Tours In Angel Fire – Half Day

New Mexico River Adventures along with our partners at Nancy Burch's Roadrunner Tours offers horseback riding tours in the Enchanted Circle and Carson National Forest.  Try the High Country Tour for a two hour ride in the Carson National Forest, complete with great views and chances to see wildlife. One of our most popular and recommended rides, the High Country Tour provides enough time to truly experience the nature and beauty of the Carson National Forest.  Or try a full day adventure which consists of a seven hour ride through the Carson National Forest, the all day ride gives our guests the opportunity to explore new trails and see a large part of the forest. This ride also includes a mountain top lunch.

Horseback Riding and Gold Panning Tours In Angel Fire – Half Day

New Mexico River Adventures along with our partners at Nancy Burch's Roadrunner Tours offers horseback riding tours in the Enchanted Circle and Carson National Forest.  Try the High Country Tour for a two hour ride in the Carson National Forest, complete with great views and chances to see wildlife. One of our most popular and recommended rides, the High Country Tour provides enough time to truly experience the nature and beauty of the Carson National Forest.  Or try a full day adventure which consists of a seven hour ride through the Carson National Forest, the all day ride gives our guests the opportunity to explore new trails and see a large part of the forest. This ride also includes a mountain top lunch.

Pinzgauer Tours From Santa Fe-Half Day

Join NMRA and our partners at Santa Fe Mountain Adventures for the perfect Half Day 4x4 Adventure just a short distance form the center of Santa Fe.  For good reason, we call this our Wild West Safari which will take us a spectacular journey into the wilds of New Mexico where we're likely to see wild horses, Cowboy and Indian ruins, petroglyphs, and spectacular vistas of the painted desert.  Located a short distance away from downtown Santa Fe, we’ll take you to an area that is off the beaten path and difficult to access.  Enjoy the ride in one of our superb off roading fleet of Pinzgauers and learn about the history and culture of the Native American people who once inhabited the region. 

Sunset Gourmet Float

Looking for something different this summer? Do you crave quiet and scenic floats through desert river canyons? How about gourmet meals waiting for you along the side of the river as the sun sets? This is a spectacular twist to the normal half day river trip. Great for all types of groups including families, friends and couples a like.

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Private or Custom Whitewater Kayak Instruction

If you are looking for one-on-one instruction to the sport of New Mexico whitewater kayaking, or want to work on specific skills at any level, our Private/Custom Whitewater Kayak Instruction is for you!  You will receive individual attention with expert guidance from our staff.  Sign up today!

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