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Rio Chama Runoff Whitewater Rafting and Kayaking

Rio Chama Runoff Whitewater Rafting and Kayaking

Rio Chama has two “seasons” – the early season is from May 1 through mid-June, and the release season is from mid-July through August. Permits from the BLM Taos office are required for runs through Chama Canyon (see “Permit Requirements” below), but paddlers can run the 9 miles from Chavez Canyon access to Big Eddy […]

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Adobe Ruins Along the Rio Chama

Adobe Ruins Along the Rio Chama

Adobe ruins overlooking the Rio Chama just dowstream of Big Eddy Takeout. The Rio Chama, a major tributary of the Rio Grande, in Northern New Mexico, flows through a multi-colored sandstone canyon whose walls grow to 1,500 feet. From El Vado Dam the Rio Chama continues flowing south, entering Chama Canyon and Santa Fe National […]

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