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Where to Meet

Where to Meet

 

The maps found on this page are only for the Albuquerque, Chama, and Rio Grande meeting areas. For all other meeting locations please call 505-983-7756 or email us at info@newmexicoriveradventures.com for information.

Our physical address is 2217 Hwy 68, Embudo NM 87531

Please Note: Using your GPS will get you close to us, however, due to our rural location, it won’t usually lead you all the way to our headquarters so please follow the written directions below and call with any questions.

Drive Time: It is approx. 22 miles to Espanola and another 20-30 miles to the meeting points. It takes approx. 1 hr to get to river in AM. It takes approx. 1.25 hrs to get to river in PM.

1. Take Interstate-25 North from Albuquerque towards Santa Fe
2. Exit on the 599 Santa Fe Relief Route, heading north towards Espanola and Taos
3. Take US HWY 285 North toward Espanola. In the town of Espanola, continue following the signs towards Taos on NM HWY 68. Do not make any turns in Espanola (HWY 285 turns off, follow signs to Taos)
4. Continue on NM HWY 68 towards Taos. You will pass Lowes, Walmart, and the Ohkay Owingeh Casino
5. Our headquarters is located 25 minutes north of Espanola, on the south side of the HWY, just past mile marker 22 in the Village of Rinconada
6. Look for a blue and yellow sign with a yellow kayak attached to it on the right side of the highway. The sign reads, ‘RAFTING, KAYAKING and PADDLE BOARDING’

Drive Time: Approximately 30 minutes

1. Take NM HWY 68 South (Paseo del Pueblo Sur) 18 miles south of Taos toward Santa Fe (do not go to the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge)
2. You will pass the Rio Grande Gorge Visitors Center and follow the river through the canyon
3. Just past the county line, you will enter the Village of Rinconada
4. We are located on the south (left) side of the road between mile markers 23 and 22 (mile markers are descending)
5. Look for a blue and yellow sign with a yellow kayak attached to it on the right side of the highway. The sign reads, ‘RAFTING, KAYAKING and PADDLE BOARDING’

Drive Time: Approximately 1 hour

1. Take US HWY 285 North (St. Francis Drive) to Espanola
2. In the town of Espanola, continue following the signs towards Taos on NM HWY 68. Do not make any turns in Espanola (HWY 285 turns off, follow signs to Taos)
3. Continue on NM HWY 68 towards Taos. You will pass Lowes, Walmart, and the Ohkay Owingeh Casino
4. Our headquarters is located 25 minutes north of Espanola, on the south side of the highway, just past mile marker 22 in the Village of Rinconada
5. Look for a blue and yellow sign with a yellow kayak attached to it on the right side of the highway. The sign reads, ‘RAFTING, KAYAKING and PADDLE BOARDING’

Drive Time: Approximately 1.25 hours

1. Take NM 38 W (West Main Street) toward Questa
2. Turn left onto NM 522 S (Main Street), Questa Visitors Center is on your right
3. Continue to follow NM 522 S, drive through Lama and San Cristobal
4. Turn right onto US 64 W toward Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
5. Take the first left onto Blueberry Hill
6. As you descend the hill, turn right onto NM 240 W (Ranchitos Road), cross the Rio Pueblo
7. This is a quick turn, at the T juncture, turn left onto NM 240 W (Ranchitos Road)
8. Turn right onto NM 68 S in Ranchos de Taos
9. Continue straight on NM 68 S drive through Pilar, pass the Rio Grande Gorge Visitors Center on your left
10. Continue straight on NM 68 S, our headquarters is on the left between mile markers 23 and 22

Drive Time: Approximately 1 hour

1. Follow Mountain View Blvd North to US 64 W, pass the Colfax County Airport on your right
2. Turn left onto US 64 W, RE/MAX Mountain Reality is on your left
3. Continue to follow US 64 W, pass through Shady Brook
4. Turn left onto NM 585 W (Paseo Del Canon East). A sign will indicate a left turn toward Santa Fe
5. At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit to stay on Paseo Del Canon East
6. At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit to stay on Paseo Del Canon East
7. At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit to stay on Paseo Del Canon East
8. Turn left onto NM 68 S (Paseo del Pueblo Sur), there is a Speedway gas station on your right
9. Continue straight on NM 68 S drive through Pilar, pass the Rio Grande Gorge Visitors Center on your left
10. Continue straight on NM 68 S, our headquarters is on the left between mile markers 23 and 22

Drive Time: Approximately 2 hours

1. Take Interstate-25 North from Albuquerque towards Santa Fe
2. Exit on the 599 Santa Fe Relief Route, heading north towards Espanola and Taos
3. Take US HWY 285 North toward Espanola. It should only take 25 mins to arrive in Espanola from Santa Fe
4. Make the left turn in Espanola, continuing on HWY 84/285
5. Continue on HWY 84/285 (do not turn right onto HWY 285 as it splits off 84)
6. Bode’s General Store is another 15 miles further up HWY 84 just passed the Abiquiu Inn

Drive Time: Approximately 1.25 hours

1. Take NM HWY 68 South (Paseo del Pueblo Sur) toward Santa Fe (do not go the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge)
2. You will pass the Rio Grande Gorge Visitors Center and follow the river through the canyon
3. You will pass through the town of Velarde and continue toward Espanola. Before you reach Espanola turn right on NM-74, this will take you through the small community of San Juan Pueblo.
4. Continue past the elementary school and follow the signs to Abiquiu and US-84
5. Once on US-84 heading north, continue 15 minutes more and you will find Bode’s General Store on the right side of the road just passed the Abiquiu Inn

Drive Time: Approximately 1 hour

1. It should only take 25 minutes to arrive in Espanola from Santa Fe
2. Make the left turn in Espanola, continuing on HWY 84/285
3. Continue on HWY 84/285, do not turn right onto HWY 285 as it splits off 84
4. Abiquiu is another 15 miles further up HWY 84

NOTE: You are welcome to meet at our Headquarters for your Rio Chama trip. If you would like to meet at our headquarters for your Rio Chama trip, please contact us for more details and meeting times.