NM Whitewater Rafting – New Mexico Outdoor Sports https://nmosg.com Fly Fishing, Hiking, Camping, Kayaking, Canoeing, Skiing, 4 Wheeling, Hunting and Vacations Thu, 11 Jul 2019 16:06:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 2 Flipped Out at Rio Grande Gorge Whitewater Rafting Race Course Big Rock https://nmosg.com/nm-whitewater-rafting/2019/07/11/2-flipped-out-at-rio-grande-gorge-whitewater-rafting-race-course-big-rock/ https://nmosg.com/nm-whitewater-rafting/2019/07/11/2-flipped-out-at-rio-grande-gorge-whitewater-rafting-race-course-big-rock/#respond Thu, 11 Jul 2019 15:49:33 +0000 https://nmosg.com/?p=1507 Quick action by professional river guide quickly retrieved 2 rafters flipped overboard at Big Rock! Class I to Class III rapids (easy to moderately challenging) with names like: Big Rock, the Narrows, and Souse Hole. We’ll serve refreshments and snacks at the end of the trip and then return you to your vehicle and dry […]

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Quick action by professional river guide quickly retrieved 2 rafters flipped overboard at Big Rock!

Class I to Class III rapids (easy to moderately challenging) with names like: Big Rock, the Narrows, and Souse Hole. We’ll serve refreshments and snacks at the end of the trip and then return you to your vehicle and dry clothes!

Quick action by professional river guide quickly retrieved 2 rafters flipped overboard at Big Rock!

March through June are typically high water months. The Race Course flows all summer long with the waves becoming technical maneuvers, around boulders, over drops and through tight squeezes. It’s great family fun on a hot summer day rafting the cool waters of the Rio Grande.

The gorge has Class II to Class V white water rapids that are managed for recreation by The U.S. Bureau of Land Management. The BLM maintains two developed recreation areas along the river that include hiking, biking and other recreational opportunities. In New Mexico, The Rio Grande has two main sections for rafting near Taos: the Taos Box and the Racecourse Run. The Taos Box, a more dramatic, deep canyon, is famous for its big, technical Class IV rapids, while the Racecourse Run is a Class III stretch better suited for first-time rafters and families.

The Rio Grande Gorge is a geological feature in northern New Mexico where the watercourse of the Rio Grande follows a tectonic chasm. Beginning near the Colorado border, the approximately 50-mile gorge runs from northwest to southeast of Taos, New Mexico, through the basalt flows of the Taos Plateau volcanic field. The gorge depth is 800 feet just south of the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, which spans the gorge 10 miles northwest of Taos.

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Rio Grande Gorge Whitewater Rafting Big Rock Section Race Course https://nmosg.com/nm-whitewater-rafting/2019/07/07/rio-grande-gorge-whitewater-rafting-big-rock-section-race-course/ https://nmosg.com/nm-whitewater-rafting/2019/07/07/rio-grande-gorge-whitewater-rafting-big-rock-section-race-course/#respond Sun, 07 Jul 2019 16:40:33 +0000 https://nmosg.com/?p=1501 Class I to Class III rapids (easy to moderately challenging) with names like: Big Rock, the Narrows, and Souse Hole. We’ll serve refreshments and snacks at the end of the trip and then return you to your vehicle and dry clothes! March through June are typically high water months. The Race Course flows all summer […]

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Class I to Class III rapids (easy to moderately challenging) with names like: Big Rock, the Narrows, and Souse Hole. We’ll serve refreshments and snacks at the end of the trip and then return you to your vehicle and dry clothes!

March through June are typically high water months. The Race Course flows all summer long with the waves becoming technical maneuvers, around boulders, over drops and through tight squeezes. It’s great family fun on a hot summer day rafting the cool waters of the Rio Grande.

The gorge has Class II to Class V white water rapids that are managed for recreation by The U.S. Bureau of Land Management. The BLM maintains two developed recreation areas along the river that include hiking, biking and other recreational opportunities. In New Mexico,

The Rio Grande has two main sections for rafting near Taos: the Taos Box and the Racecourse Run. The Taos Box, a more dramatic, deep canyon, is famous for its big, technical Class IV rapids, while the Racecourse Run is a Class III stretch better suited for first-time rafters and families.

The Rio Grande Gorge is a geological feature in northern New Mexico where the watercourse of the Rio Grande follows a tectonic chasm. Beginning near the Colorado border, the approximately 50-mile gorge runs from northwest to southeast of Taos, New Mexico, through the basalt flows of the Taos Plateau volcanic field. The gorge depth is 800 feet just south of the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, which spans the gorge 10 miles northwest of Taos.

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Big Rock Race Course Whitewater Rafting Rio Grande Gorge https://nmosg.com/nm-whitewater-rafting/2019/07/06/big-rock-race-course-whitewater-rafting-rio-grande-gorge/ https://nmosg.com/nm-whitewater-rafting/2019/07/06/big-rock-race-course-whitewater-rafting-rio-grande-gorge/#respond Sat, 06 Jul 2019 15:23:13 +0000 https://nmosg.com/?p=1497 The gorge has Class II to Class V white water rapids that are managed for recreation by The U.S. Bureau of Land Management. The BLM maintains two developed recreation areas along the river that include hiking, biking and other recreational opportunities. In New Mexico, The Rio Grande has two main sections for rafting near Taos: […]

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The gorge has Class II to Class V white water rapids that are managed for recreation by The U.S. Bureau of Land Management. The BLM maintains two developed recreation areas along the river that include hiking, biking and other recreational opportunities. In New Mexico, The Rio Grande has two main sections for rafting near Taos: the Taos Box and the Racecourse Run. The Taos Box, a more dramatic, deep canyon, is famous for its big, technical Class IV rapids, while the Racecourse Run is a Class III stretch better suited for first-time rafters and families.

March through June are typically high water months. The Race Course flows all summer long with the waves becoming technical maneuvers, around boulders, over drops and through tight squeezes. It’s great family fun on a hot summer day rafting the cool waters of the Rio Grande.

The Rio Grande Gorge is a geological feature in northern New Mexico where the watercourse of the Rio Grande follows a tectonic chasm. Beginning near the Colorado border, the approximately 50-mile gorge runs from northwest to southeast of Taos, New Mexico, through the basalt flows of the Taos Plateau volcanic field. The gorge depth is 800 feet just south of the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, which spans the gorge 10 miles northwest of Taos.

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Rio Grande Gorge Whitewater Rafting Race Course Big Rock https://nmosg.com/nm-whitewater-rafting/2019/07/05/rio-grande-gorge-whitewater-rafting-race-course-big-rock/ https://nmosg.com/nm-whitewater-rafting/2019/07/05/rio-grande-gorge-whitewater-rafting-race-course-big-rock/#respond Fri, 05 Jul 2019 17:04:07 +0000 https://nmosg.com/?p=1492 Class I to Class III rapids (easy to moderately challenging) with names like: Big Rock, the Narrows, and Souse Hole. We’ll serve refreshments and snacks at the end of the trip and then return you to your vehicle and dry clothes! March through June are typically high water months. The Race Course flows all summer […]

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Class I to Class III rapids (easy to moderately challenging) with names like: Big Rock, the Narrows, and Souse Hole. We’ll serve refreshments and snacks at the end of the trip and then return you to your vehicle and dry clothes!

March through June are typically high water months. The Race Course flows all summer long with the waves becoming technical maneuvers, around boulders, over drops and through tight squeezes. It’s great family fun on a hot summer day rafting the cool waters of the Rio Grande.

The gorge has Class II to Class V white water rapids that are managed for recreation by The U.S. Bureau of Land Management. The BLM maintains two developed recreation areas along the river that include hiking, biking and other recreational opportunities. In New Mexico, The Rio Grande has two main sections for rafting near Taos: the Taos Box and the Racecourse Run. The Taos Box, a more dramatic, deep canyon, is famous for its big, technical Class IV rapids, while the Racecourse Run is a Class III stretch better suited for first-time rafters and families.

The Rio Grande Gorge is a geological feature in northern New Mexico where the watercourse of the Rio Grande follows a tectonic chasm. Beginning near the Colorado border, the approximately 50-mile gorge runs from northwest to southeast of Taos, New Mexico, through the basalt flows of the Taos Plateau volcanic field. The gorge depth is 800 feet just south of the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, which spans the gorge 10 miles northwest of Taos.

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Rio Grande Gorge Whitewater Rafting Race Course https://nmosg.com/nm-whitewater-rafting/2019/07/03/rio-grande-gorge-whitewater-rafting-race-course/ https://nmosg.com/nm-whitewater-rafting/2019/07/03/rio-grande-gorge-whitewater-rafting-race-course/#respond Wed, 03 Jul 2019 17:08:38 +0000 https://nmosg.com/?p=1488 Class I to Class III rapids (easy to moderately challenging) with names like: Big Rock, the Narrows, and Souse Hole. We’ll serve refreshments and snacks at the end of the trip and then return you to your vehicle and dry clothes! March through June are typically high water months. The Race Course flows all summer […]

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Class I to Class III rapids (easy to moderately challenging) with names like: Big Rock, the Narrows, and Souse Hole. We’ll serve refreshments and snacks at the end of the trip and then return you to your vehicle and dry clothes!

March through June are typically high water months. The Race Course flows all summer long with the waves becoming technical maneuvers, around boulders, over drops and through tight squeezes. It’s great family fun on a hot summer day rafting the cool waters of the Rio Grande.

The gorge has Class II to Class V white water rapids that are managed for recreation by The U.S. Bureau of Land Management. The BLM maintains two developed recreation areas along the river that include hiking, biking and other recreational opportunities. In New Mexico, The Rio Grande has two main sections for rafting near Taos: the Taos Box and the Racecourse Run. The Taos Box, a more dramatic, deep canyon, is famous for its big, technical Class IV rapids, while the Racecourse Run is a Class III stretch better suited for first-time rafters and families.

The Rio Grande Gorge is a geological feature in northern New Mexico where the watercourse of the Rio Grande follows a tectonic chasm. Beginning near the Colorado border, the approximately 50-mile gorge runs from northwest to southeast of Taos, New Mexico, through the basalt flows of the Taos Plateau volcanic field. The gorge depth is 800 feet just south of the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, which spans the gorge 10 miles northwest of Taos.

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Rio Grande Gorge Whitewater Rafting at Orilla Verde National Recreation Area https://nmosg.com/nm-whitewater-rafting/2019/07/02/rio-grande-gorge-whitewater-rafting-at-orilla-verde-national-recreation-area/ https://nmosg.com/nm-whitewater-rafting/2019/07/02/rio-grande-gorge-whitewater-rafting-at-orilla-verde-national-recreation-area/#respond Tue, 02 Jul 2019 16:16:30 +0000 https://nmosg.com/?p=1484 March through June are typically high water months. The Race Course flows all summer long with the waves becoming technical maneuvers, around boulders, over drops and through tight squeezes. It’s great family fun on a hot summer day rafting the cool waters of the Rio Grande. This Rio Grande rafting trip traverses the calm oxbows […]

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March through June are typically high water months. The Race Course flows all summer long with the waves becoming technical maneuvers, around boulders, over drops and through tight squeezes.
It’s great family fun on a hot summer day rafting the cool waters of the Rio Grande.

This Rio Grande rafting trip traverses the calm oxbows of the Orilla Verde National Recreation Area. The open canyon allows scenic views of towering basalt cliffs, high desert ecosystems, a lush riverside habitat, Class II rapids, and swimming.

Several Class II rapids occur throughout the outing, in between calm stretches perfect for swimming. Float through the village of Pilar, New Mexico where you will observe a quiet zone to minimize the impact of the passage through this historic, small New Mexico community.

Meet at Pilar Cafe, located 16 miles south of Taos, New Mexico, on State Highway 68-mile marker 28), at 8:15 A.M. or 12:15 P.M.

The Orilla Verde Recreation Area is located within the Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument and along the Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River. Nestled along the banks of the Rio Grande and within the steep-walled Rio Grande Gorge, the campgrounds in this area offer nearby access to the river. The elevation along the river is 6,100 feet and the steep canyon rises 800 feet from the river to the Gorge rim.

Gentle waters with occasional small rapids flow through Orilla Verde, providing an ideal setting for many recreational activities. Because of the dramatic changes in elevation and the diversity of plant life, Orilla Verde draws many species of animals, including raptors (such as eagles and hawks), songbirds, waterfowl, beaver, cougar, ringtail, mule deer, and more. The Rio Grande also has attracted humans since prehistoric times. Evidence of ancient peoples is found throughout the Recreation Area in the form of petroglyphs on the rocks and many other types of archaeological sites.

The canyon ecosystem descends 800 feet from rim to river, creating a unique diversity in plant and animal life. Ancient piсon and juniper forests include 500 year-old trees. Watchable wildlife opportunities include mule deer, red-tailed hawk, mountain blue-bird, and prairie dog. The climate is semi-arid with summer thunderstorms common in July and August, and snow possible from November through March. Summer temperatures range from 45 to 90F and in winter from -15 to 45F.

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Rio Grande Gorge – Taos Junction https://nmosg.com/new-mexico-videos/2019/06/29/rio-grande-gorge-taos-junction/ https://nmosg.com/new-mexico-videos/2019/06/29/rio-grande-gorge-taos-junction/#respond Sat, 29 Jun 2019 19:21:54 +0000 https://nmosg.com/?p=1475 Approximately 15 miles south of Taos, New Mexico the Taos Junction is the nexus of the Rio Pueblo de Taos and Rio Grande. The Rio Grande Gorge Visitor’s Center is located in Pilar, NM, at the intersection of NM 570 and NM 68 the Visitor Center provides information about the recreation experiences to be had […]

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Approximately 15 miles south of Taos, New Mexico the Taos Junction is the nexus of the Rio Pueblo de Taos and Rio Grande.

The Rio Grande Gorge Visitor’s Center is located in Pilar, NM, at the intersection of NM 570 and NM 68 the Visitor Center provides information about the recreation experiences to be had in the area as well as about the geological and natural history of this diverse and interesting area. From May 1 through October, the Visitor Center is open 7 days per week from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Winter hours are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 7 days per week. For more information, contact the Visitor Center at 575-751-4899, or the Taos Field Office at 575-758-8851.

Access to the Orilla Verde Recreation Area is provided by NM 570. The Visitor Center is located 1 mile south of the Recreation Area in the town of Pilar at the intersection of NM 570 and NM 68. The Recreation Area includes trails, seven campgrounds, boat launches, picnic tables, grills, drinking water, and restrooms. Two group shelters are available.

There are seven campgrounds with tables, fire grills, and restrooms. Four of the campgrounds also have drinking water and shelters available. Pilar Campground and Río Bravo Campground both have RV sites with water and electric hookup (no sewer). Pay showers are also available at Río Bravo Campground.

Group Shelters are available by reservation. Each group shelter accommodates up to 40 people. Fees for the group shelters are $30.00/day use and $40.00/overnight. For reservations, call 575-758-8851.

The Orilla Verde Recreation Area is located within the Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument and along the Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River. Nestled along the banks of the Rio Grande and within the steep-walled Rio Grande Gorge, the campgrounds in this area offer nearby access to the river. The elevation along the river is 6,100 feet and the steep canyon rises 800 feet from the river to the Gorge rim.

Gentle waters with occasional small rapids flow through Orilla Verde, providing an ideal setting for many recreational activities. Because of the dramatic changes in elevation and the diversity of plant life, Orilla Verde draws many species of animals, including raptors (such as eagles and hawks), songbirds, waterfowl, beaver, cougar, ringtail, mule deer, and more. The Rio Grande also has attracted humans since prehistoric times. Evidence of ancient peoples is found throughout the Recreation Area in the form of petroglyphs on the rocks and many other types of archaeological sites.

The canyon ecosystem descends 800 feet from rim to river, creating a unique diversity in plant and animal life. Ancient piсon and juniper forests include 500 year-old trees. Watchable wildlife opportunities include mule deer, red-tailed hawk, mountain blue-bird, and prairie dog. The climate is semi-arid with summer thunderstorms common in July and August, and snow possible from November through March. Summer temperatures range from 45 to 90F and in winter from -15 to 45F.

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The Enchanted Circle https://nmosg.com/nm-fly-fishing/2019/03/17/the-enchanted-circle/ https://nmosg.com/nm-fly-fishing/2019/03/17/the-enchanted-circle/#respond Sun, 17 Mar 2019 17:32:58 +0000 https://nmosg.com/?p=1384 New Mexico has long been known as The Land of Enchantment, so it’s only fitting that this designated scenic byway be called the Enchanted Circle. Explore the picturesque 83-mile loop through mountains, valleys, mesa and national forestland—all unique to Northern New Mexico—plus multiple enchanting community destinations full of fun seasonal activities and annual events. The […]

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New Mexico has long been known as The Land of Enchantment, so it’s only fitting that this designated scenic byway be called the Enchanted Circle. Explore the picturesque 83-mile loop through mountains, valleys, mesa and national forestland—all unique to Northern New Mexico—plus multiple enchanting community destinations full of fun seasonal activities and annual events.

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The Enchanted Circle is centered around Wheeler Peak at 13,159 feet, the highest point in the state. Culture and outdoor recreation are abundant around the Enchanted Circle, so hit the road and get ready to discover what makes this region so captivating.

The Land of Enchantment – New Mexico’s Enchanted Circle

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Rio Chama Canyon Whitewater Rafting on a New Mexico River Adventures Trip https://nmosg.com/nm-whitewater-rafting/2019/03/08/rio-chama-canyon-whitewater-rafting-on-a-new-mexico-river-adventures-trip/ https://nmosg.com/nm-whitewater-rafting/2019/03/08/rio-chama-canyon-whitewater-rafting-on-a-new-mexico-river-adventures-trip/#respond Fri, 08 Mar 2019 20:10:44 +0000 https://nmosg.com/?p=1346 New Mexico River Adventures offers River Rafting, Kayaking, and Canoeing all over New Mexico. You can choose from our short single-day excursions, multiday adventures, or customize your own trip! New Mexico River Adventures specializes in Outdoor Adventures including Whitewater River Rafting, Canoeing, Kayaking, Hiking, Backpacking, Mountain Biking, Camping, Outfitting and Peak Climbing in the New […]

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New Mexico River Adventures offers River Rafting, Kayaking, and Canoeing all over New Mexico. You can choose from our short single-day excursions, multiday adventures, or customize your own trip! New Mexico River Adventures specializes in Outdoor Adventures including Whitewater River Rafting, Canoeing, Kayaking, Hiking, Backpacking, Mountain Biking, Camping, Outfitting and Peak Climbing in the New Mexico area and around the world.

New Mexico Whitewater Rafting

We are recognized within the Santa Fe rafting and Taos rafting community as being the swiftwater safety specialists and in fact provide the area’s river rescue and whitewater guide training. And, we are also known for having fun, highly-trained guides.

Rio Chama Canyon Whitewater Rafting

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Whitewater Rafting the Rio Grande New Mexico https://nmosg.com/nm-whitewater-rafting/2019/03/08/whitewater-rafting-the-rio-grande-new-mexico/ https://nmosg.com/nm-whitewater-rafting/2019/03/08/whitewater-rafting-the-rio-grande-new-mexico/#respond Fri, 08 Mar 2019 19:09:19 +0000 https://nmosg.com/?p=1340 Rafting took a turn when we climbed “The Super Dome” and took a good spill. We were looking for an adventure and we sure as hell got it. Our awesome guide got the boat flipped upright and everyone safely back on board in no time. Thanks for the adventure, Josh! Shot on a GoPro Hero3+ […]

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Rafting took a turn when we climbed “The Super Dome” and took a good spill. We were looking for an adventure and we sure as hell got it. Our awesome guide got the boat flipped upright and everyone safely back on board in no time. Thanks for the adventure, Josh! Shot on a GoPro Hero3+ 720p @ 120fps

Summer, an ideal season for Mountain Vacations at one of our many State and National Parks, Hiking, Camping, Fly Fishing, Bass FishingMountain Biking, Horseback Riding, Whitewater Rafting and exploring Native American Historical Sites.  Spectacular mountain and desert vistas, tranquil mountain streams and lakes to sooth the soul.

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