Winter Paddling on the Rio Grande
Lucky Us! That seemed to be the shared sentiment a friend and I had as we got out for a quick paddle on the Racecourse and Bosque sections of the Rio Grande the other day. As is typical this time of year in New Mexico, the Rio Grande has plenty of water and the weeks often bring some days with bright and beautiful skies and nice warm temps despite plenty of ice that has settled onto the Basalt rocks throughout the Rio Grande river corridor. One of the many special things about living in the Gorge is that the river flows throughout a good part of the winter exceed our Aug and September flows which means there is plenty of water to enjoy on practically all the sections of the Rio Grande that we run commercially and privately. The other great aspect of paddling in the winter here is of course the wildlife. Our winter residents include multiple pairs of Bald Eagles, otters, coyote, elk and deer to name a few. The Bald Eagles are always active throughout the day and are easy to spot in the wide open winter cottonwoods lining the river banks. Find your favorite New Mexico rafting trip with New Mexico River Adventures and experience the Rio Grande for yourself!