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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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Chama River Whitewater Rafting and Kayaking Spark 06-10-2019

Chama River Whitewater Rafting and Kayaking

The Chama River in Northern New Mexico is America’s Newest Wild and Scenic River. This 8 mile stretch begins beneath a secluded Benedictine Abbey and ends just above Abiquiu Reservoir, where this silty desert river rolls to a halt among the rainbow cliffs of this remote four-corners location. Chama River has two “seasons” – the […]

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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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Rio Grande Gorge Whitewater Rafting

2 Flipped Out at Rio Grande Gorge Whitewater Rafting Race Course Big Rock

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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Rio Grande Gorge Whitewater Rafting Race Course Big Rock

Rio Grande Gorge Whitewater Rafting Big Rock Section Race Course

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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Rio Grande Gorge Whitewater Rafting Race Course Big Rock

Big Rock Race Course Whitewater Rafting Rio Grande Gorge

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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Rio Grande Gorge Whitewater Rafting at Orilla Verde National Recreation Area

Rio Grande Gorge Whitewater Rafting at Orilla Verde National Recreation Area

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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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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