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Chama River Above Abiquiu Lake Spark 06-10-2019

Chama River Above Abiquiu Lake

The Chama River, 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 Chama River continues flowing south, entering Chama Canyon and Santa Fe National Forest and the Chama River Canyon Wilderness. It is joined by Rio […]

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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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New Mexico Whitewater Rafting

Rio Chama Canyon Whitewater Rafting on a New Mexico River Adventures Trip

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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